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5May
2010
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Sports Boxers & Briefs: Phoenix Suns Take Stand Against Arizona Immigration Law

Los Suns. Grant Hill & Steve Nash. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Los Suns. Grant Hill & Steve Nash. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Los Suns. Grant Hill & Steve Nash. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Phoenix Suns who are leading the San Antonio Spurs 1-0 in their best of seven series will be the center of attention tonight when game 2 takes place.

The Suns will be wearing their "Los Suns" jersey when they take the court.  The owner of the Suns Robert Sarver came up with the idea to wear them for Cinco De Mayo and in protest of Arizona's new immigration law. 

Starver allowed the team to decided weather to wear them or not and they decided unanimously to wear them. 

"Our players and organization felt that wearing our 'Los Suns' jerseys on Cinco de Mayo was a way for our team and our organization to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the State of Arizona, and our nation … "

"The frustration with the federal government's failure to deal with the issue of illegal immigration resulted in passage of a flawed state law. However intended, the result of passing this law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question, and Arizona's already struggling economy will suffer even further setbacks at a time when the state can ill-afford them."

Now, my question to you is this; should a sports team be making a political statement like this?  What do you think?-Dr.FB