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Suns to Wear 'Los Suns' Jerseys to Protest Law (Time to boycott the misguided idiots in the NBA)
Fox News ^ | 5/5/2010 | ap

Posted on 05/05/2010 6:09:44 AM PDT by tobyhill

The Phoenix Suns will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."

The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the law "misguided."

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1 posted on 05/05/2010 6:09:44 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Just imagine, some multi-millionare had this thought:

"Golly, how can we alienate 70% of the population of the state that supports us, and show support for the 30% of the population who can't afford to come to our games?"

2 posted on 05/05/2010 6:11:46 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: tobyhill

In a state with a lot of hispanics, this is a move calculated to draw fans more than anything else.


3 posted on 05/05/2010 6:12:22 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: tobyhill

so stupid, they need to keep their mouthes shut and do what they are paid for and that is to play basketball....

i am so sick of sports...musicians actors etc using their platform to protest....do what your paid for and thats it...stfu....


4 posted on 05/05/2010 6:12:53 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: tobyhill

Give up your money NBA! Give it to the illegals for tickets back to Mexico or wherever!Time for the Governor to impose an 90% surtax on NBA players only! Worked for AIG!


5 posted on 05/05/2010 6:14:39 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: tobyhill
"to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."

Diversity? Blacks make up about 12% of the population, yet they account for 82% of the players in the league. How is that "diversity?"

6 posted on 05/05/2010 6:15:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Barack Obama: Government:: Bernie Madoff: Finance)
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To: tobyhill
I heard a rumor that they are going to be letting Hispanics into the game for free and giving them all free refreshments and beer.

Spread the good news!

7 posted on 05/05/2010 6:15:58 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: tobyhill
Since they're mixing langujages, I think

The Soles

has a nicer ring to it.

8 posted on 05/05/2010 6:16:10 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: tatsinfla

I’d boycott the NBA but, alas, I never watch it anyway.


9 posted on 05/05/2010 6:16:19 AM PDT by evad (Jack has become "The Terminator")
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To: tobyhill

If this was planned before the law was signed, I think this is just looking for trouble where there is none.

If this was planned after the law passed, then the Suns deserve all the bad press they will recieve.


10 posted on 05/05/2010 6:16:22 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: tx_eggman
langujages = languages

Just damn ...

11 posted on 05/05/2010 6:16:34 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: tobyhill

They’re only doing it halfway. It should be “Los Soles”.

Idiots.


12 posted on 05/05/2010 6:16:37 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: tobyhill

Los idiots


13 posted on 05/05/2010 6:17:08 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: tobyhill

As a lifelong Suns fan and one-time season ticket holder . . . I hope they lose. I’m finished with this franchise.


14 posted on 05/05/2010 6:17:08 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: brownsfan

The problem is that at least 70% of Americans support the Arizona Law so the NBA is just biting the hand that feeds them for an ethnic group that could really care less about them.


15 posted on 05/05/2010 6:17:10 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Some might call that disproportionality.


16 posted on 05/05/2010 6:17:30 AM PDT by evad (Jack has become "The Terminator")
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To: tobyhill
This isn't the first time, you know. The Spurs/Suns did it in 2008.

Note the basketball logo with "Noche Latina" on it.


17 posted on 05/05/2010 6:17:37 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Exactly. There are what? TWO Asians in the whole league, and both are over 7 feet tall (i.e., “completely typical Asians”???)


18 posted on 05/05/2010 6:18:02 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: tobyhill

“I think it’s fantastic,” Nash said after Tuesday’s practice. “I think the law is very misguided. I think it’s, unfortunately, to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties. I think it’s very important for us to stand up for things we believe in. As a team and as an organization, we have a lot of love and support for all of our fans. The league is very multicultural. We have players from all over the world, and our Latino community here is very strong and important to us.”

Steve Nash plays basketball what does he know?


19 posted on 05/05/2010 6:18:14 AM PDT by Tears of a Clown (Hunker down)
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To: Hodar

Save about $200. Stay home and watch it on TV.


20 posted on 05/05/2010 6:18:23 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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