May 6, 2010


On May 5, 2010, the Phoenix Suns basketball team chose to wear its Los Suns jerseys (a variant of the team's normal uniform) in a nationally televised NBA playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs.

From an issued statement by Billy Hunter of the NBA Players Association:

"The recent passage of the new immigration law in Arizona is disappointing and disturbing. The National Basketball Players Association strongly supports the repeal or immediate modification of this legislation. Any attempt to encourage, tolerate or legalize racial profiling is offensive and incompatible with basic notions of fairness and equal protection. A law that unfairly targets one group is ultimately a threat to all.

We applaud the actions of Phoenix Suns players and management and join them in taking a stand against the misguided efforts of Arizona lawmakers. We are consulting with our members and our player leadership to determine the most effective way for our union to continue to voice our opposition to this legislation."

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