Last night was a big night for the Phoenix Suns winning over the rival San Antonio Spurs.
It wasn't the LOS SUNS logo jersey's that made the biggest statement, those had been chosen a long time ago to be worn on cinco de mayo. It was the fact that Steve Kerr, Robert Sarver and Steve Nash of the Suns took a political stance and a chance in ailienating about 70% of their fan base.
When Steve Nash, who is the star of the team and a resident ailien from Canada, residing in Arizona stated that he was against the law because,"It really damages our civil liberties. I think it opens up the potential for racial profiling and racism. ... It represents our state poorly in the eyes of the nation and the world." Does Nash not know that he is a guest in this country?
Gee Steve, I thought you would of at least read the bill? Canadian Law is pretty clear. If you don't have a sponsor, a job and pretty well self sufficient, you aren't getting into Canada.
Many Fans that simply have read AZ SB1070, disagree and see it only enforces the laws of the U.S.
Many fans have shredded their tickets, becoming Lakers fans overnight and thrown up their hands as the managing partners and team that seem to have crossed the line. Sports and Politics don't mix.
Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver said: “Our players and organisation felt that wearing our “Los Suns” jerseys on Cinco de Mayo was a way for our team and our organization to honour 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.
It may be very hard for the Suns to sell tickets in this town after yesterday.
And on morning talk shows around the Valley, callers stated that they were tuned away at the door for wearing "YES on SB 1070" We can see who is profiling who! Turned away with ticket in hand because the Suns did not want public displays about politics....????? Why the Jersey's?
Team General Manager Steve Kerr added, "It's hard to imagine in this country that we have to produce papers. It rings up images of Nazi Germany. We understand that the intentions of the law are not for that to happen, but you have to be very, careful. It's important that everyone in our state and nation understands this is an issue that needs to be explored. So, we're trying to expose it."
Hey Steve Kerr, where have you been? Never been pulled over for a ticket? How about buying a house? No papers needed for Mr.Kerr? That's unreal! All we are attempting to do is get the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to do what they are supposed to do.
ENFORCE THE LAWS of the United States of AMERICA. The Canadians enforce their laws, and Mexico enforces their laws.
What about us, the ticket buying, voters who work and are tax paying citizens that bail out everybody?
Phoenix Suns may have lost more than an argument about politics. Fans go to games as a diversion from the everyday.
Los Suns.... You may be the Lost Suns without fans....