Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Phoenix Suns Wears Los Suns Jersey To Protest Arizona Immagration Law
Taking a poitical stand where other organizations may care more about season ticket owners than social justice, the NBA's Phoenix Suns decided to wear the Los Suns jerseys Wednesday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, (the Spurs wanted to wear Los Spurs also, but the logistically it could not happen).
The Suns are wearing the special jerseys to to honor the Latino community of Arizona who are protesting the Gov. Jan Brewer's immigration law (SB 1070), which would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally.
Suns owner Robert Sarver came up with Los Suns jersey idea, which was quickly praised by Suns Canadian point gaurd Steve Nash:
" I think the law is very misguided. I think it's, unfortunately, to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties. I think it's very important for us to stand up for things we believe in. As a team and as an organization, we have a lot of love and support for all of our fans. The league is very multicultural. We have players from all over the world, and our Latino community here is very strong and important to us."
What do you think of Arizona's immigration law and/or the Suns wearing thier Los Suns jerserys?