Phoenix Suns' Owner Flips the Bird at New Arizona Reform Law

Bob StewartContributor IMay 5, 2010

PHOENIX - APRIL 24:  Owner Robert Sarver of the Phoenix Suns cheers his team on against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game one of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2005 NBA Playoffs at America West Arena on April 24, 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns won 114-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

This one sure has the native's restless . . .

Unless you've had you head buried under the proverbial rock, Suns owner Robert Sarver has decided to have the team wear their "Los Suns" jerseys for game two of the Suns-Spurs series, for Cinco de Mayo in addition to protesting the new Arizona immigration reform law.

It's also been reported that the the Spurs issued a statement that that would have done the same although it was stated that it wouldn't be feasible due to logistics on such a the short notice.

Even President Barack Obama has given a shout-out to the Suns according to this UPI report:

Speaking at a White House Rose Garden event observing Cinco de Mayo, Obama reiterated his opposition to the Arizona measure and acknowledged a move by Suns owner Robert Sarver to both mark the holiday and lodge a protest by having players wear uniforms identifying themselves as "Los Suns," ABC News reported. "I know that a lot of you would rather be watching tonight's game," Obama said. "The Spurs against Los Suns from Phoenix."

The article goes on to explain:

Obama admitted the U.S. immigration system "is broken" and that Americans "are right to be frustrated," but warned that Arizona's law "undermines fundamental principles" because it encourages the use of racial profiling to single out people to be stopped.


Well ... No one can say that we all don't life in interesting times...

I'm sure there are as many opinions about this as there are grains of sand on the beach.

Let's hear 'em . . .


Bob Stewart

Bio: Recently retired after thirty years as a senior employment dispute and contract mediator in the Human Resources Division at one of the largest Universities on the West Coast.