Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Phoenix Suns "Los Suns" jerseys making a statement.

The scene tonight at US Airways Center figures to include more drama than a typical NBA playoff game.

Tuesday's denouncement of Arizona's controversial new immigration law by the Suns' managing partner swung a political spotlight onto his team as it prepared to resume its Western Conference semifinal series against the San Antonio Spurs.

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."

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