Phoenix Suns Will Wear "Los Suns" Jersey on Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Suns Will Wear "Los Suns" Jersey on Cinco de Mayo
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Phoenix Suns Will Wear "Los Suns" Jersey on Cinco de Mayo

by Andrew Price

May 5, 2010
The sports teams are really coming out against this new immigration law in Arizona. First there was the angry statement from the MLB players association, and now this:

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.

They've worn these jerseys a few times in the past, but wearing them now is a politically charged move. The final decision on whether to do it was left up to the players, and they were all for it. Apparently San Antonio going to wear similar "Los Spurs" jerseys, but couldn't get them in time.

Fun fact: There have only been two Mexican players in the NBA: Horacio Llamas and Eduardo Nájera.
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