If Arizona's outrageous racial-profiling immigration law gets beaten back -- which it eventually will -- you can give a lot of credit to pro athletes who are taking a strong stand on the measure. A lot of the focus has been on baseball -- with the most Latino players, and with the All-Star Game slated for Phoenix in 2011 -- but it's remarkable to see the way that basketball's Phoenix Suns are, um, stepping up to the plate:
The Phoenix Suns on Tuesday announced that they will be wearing an alternative jersey identifying them as "Los Suns" during Wednesday's playoff game to voice the team's disapproval for Arizona's tough new immigration law.
Robert Sarver, the team's managing partner, said in a statement that the alternative uniforms will be worn during Wednesday's home playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs in order to voice opposition to the law that Sarver said is not the "right way" to handle immigration reform.
Listen to someone who knows what it's like to cross the border and realize your dreams here..Steve Nash:
"I think it is unfortunately to the detriment to our society and our civil liberties and I think it is very important for us to stand up for things we believe in," the all-star point guard said. "I think the law obviously can target opportunities for racial profiling. Things we don't want to see and don't need to see in 2010."