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Racism: Los Suns?

Posted on: May 17, 2010 6:26 pm
Edited on: May 17, 2010 6:52 pm
 
The Phoenix Suns are the latest pawn being set up to be taken by the opposition. You may think that I am referring to the Western Conference match-up between the Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers. However, you would be wrong. Nope, this is a debate that won't be decided by defensive rebounds, blocked shots, or field goal percentage. Instead, this is another shot taken at the state of Arizona.

On April 23rd, 2010, the Arizona Governor signed a bill that would put harsh penalties against those who are illegally in the United States and currently living in the state of Arizona. This has caused a great uproar nation wide, if you haven't heard. Arizona is now the center of attention when it comes to policing the onslaught of illegal immigration and taking hits one after another.

Prior to this law being signed into state legislation, the Suns of Phoenix sent in a simple jersey request to the NBA commissioners office for approval to wear a uniform with the term 'Los Suns' on it in honor of the Latino holiday Cinco de Mayo.

Almost every journalists jumped on the NBA's message to fight against the new Arizona law by slapping the state in the face with their only NBA team wearing an anti-law jersey. This is highly incorrect as to what was really happening. It was just pure coincidence that the law passed and left the Suns in a tough situation. A simple phrase of 'Los Suns' went from honorary slate to all Latino's in the United States to a bargaining piece for the general media to bastardize and manipulate to their own personal standpoint.

With all that has happened, I would like to thank the Phoenix Suns for giving respect to a nationality in the most appropriate way they could portray; it was a very classy move on their part. If not for the media, this would have been a great showing by the Suns. Yet, as the cards of life play out, it has turned into something much inferior to respect as it has been turned and twisted to benefit others in the on-going pursuit of supremacy.
Comments

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2010 9:59 am
 

Racism: Los Suns?

I was disgusted with the "Los Suns" logo.  Don't get involved in politics...just play basketball.  It frusterated me when Nash came out openly against the Law, and for the illegals but then I realized that he is Canadian.  He is not even from this country so why should he care if we live or die. 

Awesome just to the state of Arizona for doing what the US Government should be doing and protecting YOUR people.  Illegals need to go back to where you came from.  If you want to get into the US then do it legally like everyone else.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2010 1:22 am
 

Racism: Los Suns?

@brandon...i agree 100 percent!!!! it is not racism to stand up for whats right....if the hispanics want respect, then they need to respect our laws instead of playing the "race card" to get their way


big d brandon
Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2010 9:50 pm
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