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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns delivered a powerful statement Wednesday night with a relatively subtle gesture: a three-letter addition to their uniforms.
Their jerseys said “Los Suns” — a Spanish-English combination intended to acknowledge the Cinco de Mayo holiday and, more broadly, to express opposition to Arizona’s new law dealing with illegal immigrants.
An N.B.A. playoff game thus became a temporary stage for an incendiary national debate.
Although the modification to the jerseys was minor, the sentiment behind it was more forceful.
Robert Sarver, the Suns’ managing partner and a Tucson native, called the new law flawed and mean-spirited and said it would hurt the state’s economy. (Continue)