NBA Phoenix Suns Wearing “Los Suns” Jerseys to Protest Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration Law on Cinco de Mayo
A note to the Phoenix Suns … SHUT UP AND PLAY BASKETBALL!
Isn’t a clause in The US Constitution that states a separation of Sports and Politics? If not, there should be.
Suddenly the NBA Phoenix Suns feel the need to wear jerseys during their playoff game with the San Antonio Spurs that say “Los Suns” rather than just Suns on Cinco de Mayo. Wonder why the jersey don’t say Los Sols? I mean come on Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver don’t be a complete “GRINGO”. If you are going to show solidarity with illegal immigrants in the United States who are breaking federal and now Arizona state law … let’s go all the way. Give us a break Suns, Cinco de Mayo in America is just an excuse to drink Corona and Dos Equis.
Just curious NBA and the Phoenix Suns, I would have thought that if you really wanted to honor those of Mexican heritage, why didn’t you do it sooner?
Who knew that the NBA and the Suns were against the rule of law? Then again, with a league that has had a history of a criminal rap sheet longer than the injury list, go figure. NBA, Pheonix Suns et all, worry about cleaning up your own house before you cast stones.
BTW, how many of the NBA rosters with foreign born athletes on them are here illegally? Just checking.
Team officials decided to express their frustration with the new law in conjunction with Wednesday’s celebration of Mexican heritage on the Cinco de Mayo holiday.
“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,” Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver wrote in a statement.
So as Hot Air points out, the Phoenix Suns brass thinks its smart to interject politics into sports and take the side where 60% of Americans are in favor of tough anti-illegal laws like passed in Arizona? So many Americans in fact support tougher immigration laws that even Barack Obama took the issue off the agenda for fear of an even bigger backlash Democrats will face this November.
The Phoenix Suns want more politics and public opinion on illegal immigration?
- Arizona Voters Favor Welcoming Immigration Policy, 64% Support New Immigration Law
- Nationally, 60% Favor Letting Local Police Stop and Verify Immigration Status
- More Americans Favor Than Oppose Arizona Immigration Law
- Poll: Majority Backs Arizona Immigration Bill
- 56% Say U.S. Government Policies Encourage Illegal Immigration
In the words of Weasel Zippers … GO SPURS!!!
Here is an idea for the Suns, go all out and wear this on your jerseys … Los inmigrantes ilegal.
Posted May 5, 2010 by Scared Monkeys
Illegal Immigration, Politics, Polls, Sports, We the People, WTF | 21 comments
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I wonder how many players have slaves (illegals) working on their lawns and cleaning their cribs?
Wake up illegal immigrants, you are being used!!!!
The honest hard working immigrant is always welcome. The law breaking ones not so much.
Apply for work visa and apply for citizenship. You will be granted as long as you are not a criminal. So you see, when we see our laws being broken we kind of take that to heart and you look dishonest if sneak in here and hide your status.
I WAS rooting for the Suns because I’m a huge Grant Hill and Steve Nash fan…not rooting for them anymore; though I still love Grant Hill in a non-f****t kind of way and love the way Nash plays the game; but JFC; unreal.
I hope the Spurs find some mojo and beat their a$$es now or LA (which will happen).
I rooting for Orlando to win it all!
let the states decide like Arizona. if they don’t
want illegals, let them run them out. the
obama government welcomes them with open arms.
this is his next move to try to buy the white
house for a second term.
There’s a lot more to this pathetic story – here’s the rest:
I have yet to see a mexican on the sun’s team
so why all the hoopla. doesn’t this go against
the NBA’s uniform regulations ?
they should change their name to Phoenix Illegals.
Are Scott-Rusty, and Superdi%k the only idiots that post here?
VIVA LOS LAKERS!!!!!
What a bunch of overpaid, under educated jocks, with more income for playing a game practically nobody gives a crap about other than them and the President. Yea, I think we need to boycott the NBA and let the league suffer to the point they tell them stop their sh!t and shut their Damn Mouths and play ball, PERIOD.
Earl, no, I post here too. How kind of you ask! You seem like a real sweetheart type.
Truth: The Suns (including Steve Nash, the Canadian) do not care about the rights of illegal aliens.
they only want to prevent any potential loss of income that might result in hispanics not buying tickets to their games.
SM: That would be a foolish premise as 70% of Arizona people support the anti-illegal laws in the polls.
If the Los Suns were wearing their uniforms to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, I would be all for it. .”
Earl.. I got your idiot right here buddy you moron liberal with a fourth grade education who needs a Head Start program to pay your electric bill while you drive around in 7 series BMW…
You still have yet to post an educated and intelligent thought about one thread on this site. You know why? Because your a stupid liberal who watches the lies and piss poor diatribe from MSNBC.
There’s a reason Fox beats them by 3-1 margin in viewers. Thanks again to the flubby and chubby Robert Gibbs (moron!)
The NBA is dying anyway and I’m a huge hoops fan. They can’t hold a candle to the NFL. They have trouble selling out; outside of the upper echelon teams.
LOL…of course you would like the Lakers because you’re a front running loser who never played hoops in your life!
#6 earl: thanks for the compliment. women have
often called me that name.
Only in America can an illegal immigrant communist like me with a 4th grade education drive a 7series BMW…
God bless America
God bless the people that have to associate with such a tool as yourself. Time to move out of mommy’s basement at age 40; mommy and daddy liberal still taking care of you.
You really just a punk.
What is the big deal….if you are illegal then you are..why should an illegal have any rights…we have laws that we have to abide by….they think they have none…!!! This is complete nonsense and an invasion of our country. They shoot and kill us…!!! And people want to protect them…..that’s insane!!!
This is an outrage!
Since when has cinco de mayo been recognized as an actual holiday in this country?
This is getting ridiculous.
I would have told those students offended to “F themselves” and bring their gang members; then I would have told the school to bl*w me; got suspended and sued for millions and WON!
State: *usa Obama chuckles at America* If YOU PASS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YRS HARD LABOR, YOU PASS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET SHOT. Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison,There is no immigration allowed in China, India, Bangladesh, Russia, Japan, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Turkey and MOST other countries YOU PASS THE AMERICAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET A JOB, DRIVER’S LICENSE, ALLOWANCE FOR A PLACE TO LIVE, HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT SO YOU CAN READ A DOCUMENT. WE CARRY PASSPORTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES OR FACE JAIL TIME. REPOST THIS IF YOU AGREE!! ((STOP COMMUNIST OBAMA)) THE COMMANDER
Im 47 and i live with my grandmother!Plus i have my own set up in the living room!get your facts straight Scotty Boy….happy 5 de Mayo to you!!hopefully we replace 4th of July with 5 de Mayo when us Mexi-rican-commie libs outnumber you rednecks in 20 years
SM: You do realize you live in the United States of America, right?
I have no issue with any one celebrating Cinco de Mayo; however, do not ever forget what country you presently live in. What you are saying would be the equivalent of me saying I want to celebrate the 4th in Mexico and have it take over Cinco de Mayo.
This is where Mexicans get it 100% wrong and will never get any where. Do not disrespect the country you live in, otherwise go live in Mexico.
Do any of you arguing Cinco de Mayo even know what it is?
Here is a Hint: IT IS NOT MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
It is a celebration of Mexican pride, not Independence.
Mexican Independence Day takes place on September 16.
Just an FYI.
If you look at my ip address you will see I am not in the US…i have never ever been in Mexico nor do I care to go there…I am a natural born citizen of the USA(like Obama)—I know by 2050 the US will be a minority majority country and things will change drastically–get used of more of this to come…..
SM: Just curious, why do you hate it so now? Why do you seem to have such an issue with the country that you are a citizen of?
So it’s ok for you to express yourself on freedom of speech but Suns can’t…..hmmmm sounds pretty biased here. Applying for a visa is like trying to buy a middle class house on little or no credit, as well as too many politics and a looong waiting list. I live in Arizona and I don’t complain about the Haitians or Cubans coming into Florida because even though I am an american, it is still none of my business because I don’t live there and I don’t try to keep up with the Joneses. Trust me when I tell you the problem is not manpower, it’s crooked agents and plenty of them on payroll for both sides. There’s more technology on the border than just a metal fence and some guys with rifles and pistols. Surveilance at it’s finest, they just don’t advertise it. Let them weed out the crooked agents first and clean house later. Assume all you want but this is just another distraction brought to you by your friendly neighborhood republican. think about it, why didn’t these issues become this openly talked about when dubya was in office? Now you have a black president with an agenda and a seemingly long list of what-have-we’s on the biggest witchhunt since MLK. I read and hear the same regurgitated crap everywhere about immigration, try some research and new ideas instead of the same old-man complaining. Another thing is, Native Americans were here first, Blacks were the old slaves, Latinos are the new slaves. It’s gonna hurt bad when Latino’s fight back just as African Americans did. Too much to talk about, so little time. Happy Mother’s Day!
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