Ya like Apples?

May 6, 2010

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How do ya like them apples!

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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)

From The New York Times

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