Los Suns make Political Statement in Cinco de Mayo Win

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By wearing their “Los Suns” jerseys in their Cinco de Mayo NBA Western Conference semi-finals victory over the San Antonio Spurs, the Phoenix flew in the face of the old cliche “sports and politics don’t mix.” They rightfully protested a grossly  unjust Arizona immigration law.

By Paul M. Banks

The Suns won both athletically and socially tonight. They were victorious both on and off the court. First of all, the idea of sports and politics not mixing is a HUGE misnomer. Every time you sit through military propaganda at the ballpark you hear someone’s political statement. Every time you stand at attention for the Star-Spangled Banner, God Bless America or the announcement of a veteran in attendance, you acknowledge that person’s political statement.

Suns owner Robert Sarver released the following political statement of his own yesterday(you can read it after the jump:

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