Phoenix to Wear 'Los Suns' Jerseys to Protest Law

Arizona's NBA team doesn't like immigration changes
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2010 4:55 PM CDT
San Antonio Spurs' George Hill (3) tries to get a shot off over Phoenix Suns' Amare Stoudemire during Game 1 of an NBA second round playoff basketball series Monday, May 3, 2010, in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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(Newser) – The Phoenix Suns will take a unique stand against Arizona's immigration law tomorrow. In their playoff game, players will wear jerseys that say "Los Suns," reports the Arizona Republic. It's a show of support for the Latino community and a knock against what owner Robert Sarver calls a "flawed state law." The team has worn the jerseys twice before in the season, but players voted unanimously to don them on Cinco de Mayo.

"I looked around our plane and looked at our players and the diversity in our organization," said Sarver. "I thought we need to go on record that we honor our diversity in our team, in the NBA and we need to show support for that." The law "felt to me a little bit like it was mean-spirited, and I think it will have a negative economic effect and a negative effect on our ability to create jobs for people who are looking for work."

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