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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Los Suns vs San Antonio Spurs on 05/05/10

On the rarest of occasions, the stars line up and we get to write about politics and basketball in the same post.

The Phoenix Suns have taken a bold and extraordinary step for a NBA team and will change their name (at least on their jerseys) to the "LOS SUNS" for Game 2 of the NBA finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. This is in response to the "soon to not be implemented" immigration law SB1070 that was recently signed by pandering AZ Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.

From the WP:

'Los Suns' jerseys will return for Game 2

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Phoenix Suns plan to wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."

The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Obama has called the law "misguided."

Sarver, who was born and raised in Tucson, said frustration with the federal government's failure to deal with the illegal immigration issue led to the passage of what he called "a flawed state law."

Sarver came up with the "Los Suns" jersey idea but left it up to the players for the final decision, Suns guard Steve Nash said, and all of them were for it.

San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich said his team was interested in taking part but couldn't get new "Los Spurs" road jerseys in time for the game. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

why is joe bottlecapping again?

May 04, 2010 10:56 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Because we had to layoff the posting scheduler due to budget cuts.

May 04, 2010 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

God Bless The Phoenix Suns! Thank you!

May 05, 2010 12:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I want that team checked for illegals. I bet we'll find us some who sneaked in through a tunnel from Africa. Get 'er done.

May 05, 2010 1:08 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

This is really stupid.

May 05, 2010 10:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Blacks are waking up to see illegal immigration has destroyed their community. Yet the leaders are being good house negroes and being props for Obama and Villaraigosa and the white libs.

Soon the people will turn on their leaders. Blacks won't vote Republican for a few more cycles. But they will sit out some elections.

and the blacks in the NBA are FURIOUS!

May 05, 2010 12:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To show the ignorance of our dumb politicians and others the hotels in Arizona have lost 22 events and millions will be lost. Guess what jobs they now have to cut back drastically? The maids, janitors, cooks etc. all Latinos who need their jobs because idiots just don't get that something had to be done about illegal immigration.

May 05, 2010 1:39 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

How about the Sanctuary City Dodgers vs. the Arizona Coyotes?

May 05, 2010 8:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Effen-A! Los Suns win! Karma rules!

May 05, 2010 11:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wonder if "Los Suns" will have a patch on their jerseys to honor that dead rancher killed by an illegal.

Probably not.

May 05, 2010 11:34 PM  

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