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One picture is worth 1000 words.

(But I’ll throw in some words anyway!)

The decision to wear the jerseys came from team owner Robert Sarver, who was born and raised in Tucson.

“However intended,” he said, “the result of passing the law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question.”

When asked for approval to wear the jerseys, the NBA “was all for it,” said Suns general manager Steve Kerr. Furthermore, NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter issued a press release denouncing the law.

Come on, baseball players: are you really going to just sit there and wimp out while the hoopsters get all the glory and respect? It’s time to step up to the plate.

Disaster of the Day: Click here to see another important  picture — this one’s of downtown Nashville, partially submerged in the overflowing Cumberland River.

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  1. ¡Viva Los Suns!

    I love it – there’s a great essay on the subject from The Nation’s sports reporter: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-zirin/los-suns-also-rise-phoeni_b_565872.html

    In the article, the usually shy and quiet Charles Barkley said, “The only people screwing it up are the politicians. The Governor — the interim governor I might add — J.D. Hayworth and John McCain. They’re the ones screwing this thing up. I really take my hat off to Robert Sarver and the Suns for taking a stand. You know, living in Arizona for a long time, the Hispanic community, they’re like the fabric of the cloth. They’re part of our community and any time you try to do any type of racial profiling or racial discrimination… President Obama you’ve got to do something because these lightweight politicians in Arizona have no idea what they are doing.”

    Exactly.


    Dave Zirin is fantastic!–MS

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