You’ll notice something a little different tonight when the Suns play the Spurs in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals…the uniforms. They will read, “Los Suns.” Is this for Cinco De Mayo? Yes…and no.
According to Suns GM Steve Kerr, “It’s twofold. One, it is Cinco de Mayo. And, two, it is a political statement. We felt the law, however well intended, was not right.” In an interview with the Republic, he commented on tonight’s game, “we hear there will be some protesters outside the building. From what I gather, there will be a march from a local church to the arena. So there was going to be some hoopla anyway.”
Amare Stoudemire is all for “let(ting) the Latin community know we’re behind them 100 percent.” Steve Nash said, “I think it’s fantastic. I think the law is very misguided, and unfortunately, to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties. And I think it’s really important for us to stand up for things we believe in. It doesn’t feel good to have people around the world and around the country look at our state as less than equal, less than fair. So as a proud (resident) of this state, I want us to be held in the highest esteem. I think we have a lot of great attributes and a lot of great people, and I think we need to be very cautious in how we respect our civil liberties, and the tone we’re setting, and the precedent we’re setting going forward.”
It will be interesting to see the reaction tonight from those who support the new anti-immigration law. It will be MORE interesting to me to see if we WIN.