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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 11:05 am  |  25 responses

“Los Suns” Will Suit Up Tonight to Play Spurs

The Phoenix Suns hope to send a message tonight. Yes, they want to send a message to the San Antonio Spurs, but more importantly, they want to send a political one.

As the Suns announced earlier: “Robert Sarver decided – with unanimous support from his players – that the Suns would wear their “Los Suns” jerseys for Game 2 tonight on Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday. The gesture, which came with the blessing of the NBA and the league’s players union, reflects Sarver’s belief that passing Senate Bill 1070 was not ‘the right way to handle the immigration problem, Number 1,’ he said. ‘Number 2, as I read through the bill, it felt to me a little bit like it was mean-spirited, and I personally just don’t agree with it.’ Arizona sports teams and events have become targets for protests and calls for boycotts since SB 1070 was signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer on April 23. The law makes it a state crime to be in Arizona without proper documents and requires local police to check the legal status of suspected undocumented immigrants.”

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  • http://soundcloud.com/boy-sanchez Boy Sanchez

    This law should be banned.

  • http://www.motherjones.com AndTheJellosJigglin

    This is a great gesture- but I think it would have been even more effective if it was not on Cinco De Mayo. But where was all this discussion and protest before the bill was actually passed? Here in the United States of Pacifists, We will take this as a victory if the bill gets repealed, when in actuality we will be back to where we were, with no immigration reform. Use this opportunity fellow citizens. DOWN WITH SB1070!!! Equality for all!

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Freedom has always proven to heady of an elixer for the American masses…like the jiggler said: we doth protest not enough. Welcome to the new dark ages. Go Los Suns!

  • Jorge

    It was hillarious when this law passed which wasn’t supposed to be based on Racial Profiling…then how will you enforce it?…”Your shorts are too big, let me see your papers!!”jajajaja..This comes to show you how a dumb, empty brain works…These are professional individuals who actually attended college who never imagined this was a bad idea!!! I guess a good college education doesn’t teach you how to keep your anger away from your decisions!!!!
    Hopefully the Lakers follow the same steps and show support against this law.

  • edmalhas

    leave the politics for the politicians. lots of people haven’t even read the law to support or be against it. I watch bball to get away from the “real” world. Just my opinion.

  • Adrian Zapata

    Well I congratulate Mr Sarver and the Suns organization, but I hope they lose.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    Fantastic show by my favorite team in the L. That bill was BS and I’m glad the players (and Sarver) feel no pressure to take a stand.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I HATE this bill! I don’t care what anyone says, it’s legalizing racial profiling. And yes, I have read the damn bill. All of it. So despite the fact that I served in the Marines during a time of war, am in the process of becoming a naturalized US Citizen, am a member of the American Legion, am in the process of obtaining my Bachelors from DePaul University and am a state employee, I can be pulled over in Arizona for looking “suspicious” (i.e. Mexican) ?? GTFO!! If you’re against illegal immigration, hey that’s cool. But if you’re just a damn racist then just come out and say it. The funny thing is politically I lean towards the right, but Republicans in Arizona have lost their damn minds.

  • http://Twitter.com/pdxgaybball Dma

    If the suns really wanted to make a point they would start Nash, Dragic, Barbosa, and Lopez (not foreign I know)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/RobNJNF SUNS ARE NOW MY 2ND FAVORITE TEAM 4 SHOWING LOVE AND RESPECT TO LATINOS

    SUNS ARE NOW MY 2ND FAVORITE TEAM 4 SHOWING LOVE AND RESPECT TO LATINOS!!!!

    I would love to see the hawks do the same.

  • Sunsforlife92753

    This law is beneficial in a long run, because illegal immigration is ruining communitites all over the west coast. Public schools are being degraded because the parent of illegal immigrant students dont push them to do well in schools and there is also a huge gang problem…profiling is a small cost to pay, so hispanics as a whole can stop being categorized with people who, in GENERAL, are not helping society move FORWARD.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    DMA: are you making a bad joke…?

  • ALEX80

    Vamos Suns!!!…time to beat Spurs de mierda!!!

  • Remo Williams

    @sunsforlife… I am about to graduate UCLA with 36 other students who are involved with the IDEAS program @our school. We are all children of undocumented residents.

  • jorge

    sunsforlife is basically saying that slavery was ok before because it helped develop the country in the long run!!!! Wow, again “Professionals who attended college” because I imagine this is the case here unless he indicates otherwise!…If not with a college degree, then I understand the ignorance!!

  • Sunsforlife92753

    Remo Williams, if you about to graduate, you should be smart enough to realize that 36 Illigal immigrants graduating isn’t very much at all; in comparison to 20 million undocumented immigrants in the US. Im hispanic, and even i recognize that for every 1 hispanic that makes it to college, 20 to 30 dont even graduate. its that bad, even here in oregon, where public schools arent bad at all. We all know the truth is, that many hispanics such as, remo williams, did have parents that pushed them in school. But, unfortunately, not enough parents from other countrys our pushing their children away from complacency!!! and that not helping anyone!

  • remo williams

    You saying undocumented immigrants are ruining schools across the west coast is invalid seeing as how I personally know many people who are not only making the best of their circumstance but thriving in it. I know the majority of undocumented residents want a better life and not an easy handout. Regardless, I completely understand those who want immigration reform, but to bring it to a level where racial profiling is allowed is unacceptable. If you have ever been racially profiled you would understand.

  • remo williams

    and if we’re talking about hispanics graduating from college, its more like 1 in 10, not 1 in 20 or 30 (not sure what that had to do with anything seeing as how we’re talking about undocumented residents and not hispanics in general). not too far from the 30% rate of white americans. asians make up the majority with a 50% graduation rate.

  • Sunsforlife92753

    It is a valid statement, because if you go to most public schools, especially in Oregon where the African American population is slim to none, you would see that the big issues are gangs, a racial achievement gap (between Hispanics and Whites/Asians), and financial. The illegal immigrant population makes up the gang problem, completely, and are at the very bottom in academics. Then financially, I don’t know of a single undocumented student who pays for their OWN lunch. The schools pays for their lunch, ESL classes, and Daycare for their babies. I would rather be pulled over a couple of times and happily hand a police officer a license, opposed to having to always be placed in the same category as the illegal immigrants whose parents never pushed them to succeed. I’m talking about Hispanics who make it to college. For every 1 Hispanic going to college, there are at least 15 who failed in high school and are living with their families. If whites are 30%, Hispanics are no higher than 10%. And the vast majority of that is illegal immigrant students.

  • Sunsforlife92753

    It is a valid statement, because if you go to most public schools, especially in Oregon where the African American population is slim to none, you would see that the big issues are gangs, a racial achievement gap (between Hispanics and Whites/Asians), and financial. The illegal immigrant population makes up the gang problem, completely, and are at the very bottom in academics. Then financially, I don’t know of a single undocumented student who pays for their OWN lunch. The schools pays for their lunch, ESL classes, and Daycare for their babies. I would rather be pulled over a couple of times and happily hand a police officer a license, opposed to having to always be placed in the same category as the illegal immigrants whose parents never pushed them to succeed.

  • remo williams

    you my friend are putting ALL undocumented residents into one giant stereotypical mold. your argument is quite ignorant and biased, lacks in facts and is based entirely on what you assume and “know”. I grew up in LA, so racial profiling has always been around. we’ve been late for parties, ball games, movies, birthdays, dinners… because we’ve been pulled over for being people of color. they just made that legal in Arizona… do you understand that? IT IS LEGAL TO PULL ME OVER BASED ON MY SKIN COLOR! people fought, gave their lives to end discrimination based on the color of their skin in the 60′s… 50 years later we’re on the verge of returning to said ignorance.

  • remo williams

    and btw, we’re not talking about hispanics, blacks and whites in college, its illegal residents. and the percentage of hispanics graduating from college is in fact higher than 10% of their population and the percentage of hispanics attending AND graduating is much much higher than 10%. dont know where you got your facts.

  • Sunsforlife92753

    Its completely logical to say that illegal immigrants are ruining public schools because millions and millions of dollars are being spent on feeding, housing, and educating these people. The majority don’t even take advantage of free lunches and education and don’t even graduate! Look at the facts, its phenomenal when a Hispanic graduates from college, but its basically un applauded if any other race does the same. The perception of trash associated with Hispanics is solely due because of the “culture” and lack of conforming from the illegal immigration population. The fact is that not ENOUGH immigrants are successful to JUSTIFY the failures of the majority of them. I would experience the INCONVENIENCE of having to be pulled over than the life long frustration of always being the same category as people who come to this country and don’t do a thing to move society forward….open your eyes.

  • Remo Williams

    anyone with half a brain can see the ignorance in your responses. i hope your stereotyping ways change sooner than later. its sad that you see your own people that way, best of luck to you.

  • Sunsforlife92753

    Take a look at Arizona. Their population is 25% hispanic, yet 70% of its residents are in favor of this law. Arizona’s illegal population will someday represent the united states, if laws like Arizona’s arent passed to prevent it. If Arizona became fed up with spending so much money on educating, housing, providing jobs for, preventing crimes associated with, and feeding (welfare) the illegal immigrant population, dont you think we should take notice. If anyone would know about dealing with illegal immigrants it would be Arizona’s because of their large population of illegal immigrants. so we should learn from them that if these illegal immigrant populations grow, people will build such resentment that they will turn to racial profiling as a solution.

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