May 5, 2010, - 2:29 pm
I’m not surprised that the NBA’s Phoenix Suns team is attacking the Arizona immigration law with “Los Suns” jerseys in protest, today. Frankly, I think the team is bigoted, because they’ve abandoned the chance to honor a whole category of illegal aliens who go as “Al-Suns.” (The same goes for the San Antonio Spurs, who are playing as Los Spurs.) I think Arizona CAIR should file a discrimination suit.
Sports teams are generally politically correct panderers. They can afford to be. Sports team execs know they can get away with it because sports fans are generally unprincipled morons who won’t give up watching their favorite teams play or wearing their favorite licensed NBA gear, to take a stand in favor of enforcing our borders. So what if an Islamic terrorist or murdering alien thug is now living in Arizona because they snuck in? They need their pro hoops fix. And nothing will stop them. Not even the internal destruction of this country by the invasion of lawbreakers.
The people who care about our borders are generally not NBA fans. They don’t walk around in stupid NBA jerseys and gullibly buy every new uniform change and Air Moron sneaker to make people like Suns owner Robert Sarver–who blasted the new immigration law–and Kobe Bryant even richer. They have principles and care about this country and its national security more than a score or a dunk by some abnormally tall freak of nature who will be filing for bankruptcy six years from now.
NBA fans are largely stupid, and that’s why the NBA is lying to them. As part of its protest of the Arizona immigration law, the Suns are involved in the NBA’s “Noche Latina,” honoring the NBA’s “Hispanic heritage.” Hilarious. The NBA has a “Hispanic heritage”?
Not unless that guy named Karim Abdul-Jabbar’s real name was Ferdinand Julio Alcindorez and he didn’t tell anyone. And was it Juan Chamberlain, who later bragged about bedding 20,000 groupies? Diablo Rodman in his Latina wedding dress as an NBA rebound champ? I thought the dude’s name was Dennis, but what do I know?
Sorry, but while this propaganda may be a nice marketing point to those who mindlessly support illegal aliens, here’s a little factual history of the NBA. The league’s heritage was first average White guys and a lotta Jews (none of ’em Hispano-Jews), then Black people, with a few Asian and European benchwarming White dudes.
Heck, when Charlie Ward made anti-Semitic remarks while playing for the New York Knicks in 2001, even the many Jewish Knicks fans had no self-respect and went to the games anyway. Yes, Ward got a loud boo from the crowd when his name was announced. But then it was all over and these gluttons for anti-Semitism went on to watch the game and buy refreshments and more licensed gear.
The battle over Arizona’s controversial new immigration policy continues. . . .
Tonight, it is the NBA Phoenix Suns, leading their series 1-0 against the San Antonio Spurs, who will express a collective disapproval by wearing jerseys that read “Los Suns.”
Here’s the statement in full from Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver:
“Our players and organization felt that wearing our ‘Los Suns’ jerseys on Cinco de Mayo was a way for our team and organization to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the State of Arizona, and our nation. We are proud that 400 players from 36 countries compete in the NBA, and the league and the Suns have always considered that to be a great strength of the NBA.
Um, how many of them came here illegally? Let’s deport them now.
The frustration with the federal government’s failure to deal with the issue of illegal immigration resulted in passage of a flawed state law. However intended, the result of passing this law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into questions, and Arizona’s already struggling economy will suffer even further setbacks at a time when the state can ill-afford them.”
The NBA Players Association is onboard, as is San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who said they would play as “Los Spurs” but couldn’t get custom road jerseys made by tonight’s Cinco de Mayo tip.
Steve Nash, the Suns’ South African born, Canadian-raised MVP point guard pictured above, called the law “very misguided” and the team’s jersey decision “fantastic.”
“[The league has] players from all over the world, and our Latino community here is very strong and important to us,” Nash said.
Whatta gigolo. Steve Nash, you are now at the top of my most hated athlete list. I don’t tell you what laws to make in your country. Shut the heck up on mine.
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