Phoenix Suns Weigh In Heavily On AZ Immigration Law Debate

I have to say I am pleasantly surprised to see Robert Sarver take such a clear political stand with this announcement:

"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. We are proud that 400 players from 36 countries compete in the NBA, and the league and the Suns have always considered that to be a great strength of the NBA."

"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."

Of course, this is good business for Robert and the NBA who are working hard to reach out to the Latino community, which is a huge part of the Suns fanbase and also a global expansion target for the NBA in general.

Typically, mixing sports and politics is a bad idea, but in the tradition of Muhammad Ali, there are some things that you just have to stand up for.


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