May 5, 2010, - 2:29 pm

“Los Suns” for Los Morons: NBA Team Protests Arizona Law, Honors NBA’s . . . “Hispanic Heritage”?!

By Debbie Schlussel

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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31 Responses

I just don’t understand what is happening? Will they honor the last 4 police officers killed in Arizona by illegal immigrants? Will they honor the rancher who was just shot in cold blood on his property by an illegal? Will they honor all the girls who were raped by the serial rapist in this area another illegal? I guess they don’t have to worry about all the crime and drugs, they live in gated communties. Why have any borders or laws? It is a joke!

athena on May 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Just one more reason to hate the NBA and its thug players/owners

oldblue on May 5, 2010 at 2:54 pm

If the NBA fans don’t mind watching criminals play basketball, beat up fans, carry guns why should they mind if a few come across out southern border?
Let’s see “Los illegals” fork out the $1400 for a front row seat to watch “Los Suns” play “Los Spurs”, making it possible for Steve Nash to take to “La Casa” his $8.9 million dollar paycheck.

Tim on May 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I believe the original 76ers would be horrified.

bleechers on May 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

First there is what people want to believe, then what people want to hear, then everything else, then there is the Truth. Line from The International (movie).

Seymour Del-Uziens on May 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Who is this idiot Debbie Schlussel? “The people who care about our borders are not NBA fans?” What kind of ridiculously unsupported nonsense is that? Debbie, when you’re profoundly ignorant on a subject as you clearly are when it comes to the NBA, immigration law and the Constitution, it’s smartest for you simply shut your piehole. Then when you finish high school and get over your white supremacy infantilism, come back and try again.

torridjoe on May 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Are you finished with your childish outburst? Did you actually have anything to say aside from the tantrum we witnessed? Yes, it is legitimate to bring up pandering in this situation. The NBA lectures the others about balance, but has an predominantly black team. Many of its players have or had criminal backgrounds that have either been overlooked or downplayed over the years. Her point is that the NBA and its teams have no business lecturing other people law and order issues, since it has demonstrated itself to be pretty compromised over the years. The NBA deserves racial quotas and binding time tables to force it to more acurately reflect the compostion of the general population. Finally, which group had you google this site to put up your little rant? Would you care to share that with us? Also, I rather think that Debbie has more of an education than you do my friend. You might try reading her biography on this site before moving your jaws again. Finally, this is Debbie Schlussel’s site, and not your’s. If you do not like it here, you do not have to contribute or even show up. Feel free to give shut up orders to those who visit your site, if you are up to creating one, and refrain from doing it here. You are the guest here, and not Debbie.

    Worry01 on May 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Well said. The only protests I see in the responses are from name callers who cannot formulate a sensible argument. First article I have read but hope to read many more. Thank you Debbie. And BTW the Arizona Law does discriminate-against illegal aliens.

    kdogg on May 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Steve Nash, please go back to Canada and take your illegal amigos with you.

    kdogg on May 6, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I heard Steve Nash say that on the radio.

I just just shook my head and thought,”wow,another convenient idiot for the La Raza crowd.”

My father came to this country from Cuba in the early 50’s and had to have a background and health screening and a job.
There’s a reason for that and rightly so.

But these people don’t want to talk about that,they just want to put people on guilt trips and holler,”racism”…puleeeze

ebayer on May 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Shouldn’t it be “los sols”?

DR.ROCKS! on May 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm

“NBA fans are largely stupid, and that’s why the NBA is lying to them” I’m sure that well-crafted statement had nothing to do with the NBA being mostly black, but then what NBA fan aptitude has to do with a mega-rich, radically-Left NBA owner catering to liberal hyperbole and forcing his team to don “Los Suns” is beyond me.

MrGreyGhost on May 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm

The fans of any sport are stupid. Why would you pay to go watch a bunch of millionaires throw a ball around in different settings?

Nak on May 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Nash and all others are ignorant like most in the NBA. Does he not know who pays his salary, attends the overpriced games, and provides the money that builds new stadiums? This is also an example our the media, globalists in government, and the entertainment industry knows that the population among a certain background in the USA, Europe, and Russia is dying out to be replaced by 3rd world hordes. They all have made a conscious decision to side with the growing global populations.

This is one reason why I have stopped watching sports (even UGA football which is a southern sin;) the last 5 years and even keeping up with them even though I played football and basketball my whole life through high school and baseball up until 2 years ago. Professional sports are distractions from what people should really be doing (the globalist and author H.G Wells said that people would fill huge stadiums to watch grown men play sports, which were meant for children to play and grow out of, as a distraction from what is going on in the world… sorry I did not look up the exact quote) i.e. reading the news and continue learning about history and other subjects that matter, and discussing the news, politics, economics, geopolitics, policy and history. Like the military the vast majority feels it is up to a very select few to do these things and they do not have a duty to do anything to protect the country. Quite frankly among the info “addicts”, the military men and women that I know and from what I gather from reading comments on various message boards, both groups are getting fed up of expecting the same people carry the water for the whole country generation after generation. Any sense of duty has disappeared in this country in place for measuring one’s “fanhood”; and worshiping celebrities, reality tv, and technology; and the social networking sites which allows people believe that they are the center of the world to a degree never seen in history. Oh, the idea that one has a wife and/or kids and doesn’t have time to “keep up” is the weakest cop out and demonstrates just how out of touch most people in America are with the idea of self preservation.

Has anybody else noticed this trend of the same generations of families fulling the duty of personal responsibility to keep informed growing tried of the individuals listed above?

Soyphobia on May 5, 2010 at 6:22 pm

The only reason Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in America is because because it gives the country an excuse to get embarrassingly hammer-faced… like most Americans need an excuse to act like lushes on a daily basis anyway.

BTW Debbie since I’ve been recovering from two major elbow surgeries, I have really enjoyed reading your past and present articles the past two years;I am only now able to type/comment. (Even though I would check here about once a week or two before, I now can’t wait at night to read your articles) It’s refreshing to see real journalism, like my parents and grandparents used to practice, with a great sense of humor thrown in. You have filled my brains with facts about the phonies whom I have always suspected of being in the media. Now I have the facts to point out to and warn my family, friends, and peers.

Soyphobia on May 5, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I would say just Shut Up And Play!

NormanF on May 5, 2010 at 7:42 pm

If it wasn’t for the highlights on espn I’d never keep up with the NBA. It’s become a generic bore with no genuine personalities that you feel comfortable supporting. The players are good at 2 things putting the ball thru the hoops and creating a bunch of single-mothers wanting for child-support checks.

ARISHEM on May 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I think all this shows is how warped one area of the political spectrum is. Okay, Cinco de Mayo is for the Battle of Pueblo. This holiday is NOT a federal hopliday, May 1st (Labor Day) and September 16th (Mexico’s Independence day) are by far more signifigant.

So here we have moronic basketball players who can’t even tell us the meaning of this day claiming social justice. None of these players have been in a car accident where the other party has no I.D., and no compensation can be claimed. None of these players have witnessed a crime and the law enforcement agents can’t do anything because the alleged suspects have false addresses and identifications.

It is my hope that more of this idiocy is out in the open so we the people can decide where to spend our money. To top it all of in Spanish it would be Los Soles and Los Spuegos and NOT Los Suns and Los Spurs. But the only Spanish these players probably know is what their groupies who work part time at a strip club tell them

Joshua Oliver on May 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Another excellent post, Debbie. Also, NormanF said it perfectly at 7:42 pm. to the NBA players: “Shut Up and Play.”

JeffE on May 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Mrgreyghost, while entitled to your opinion, don’t try to play the race card here. We are an intelligent lot. Besides, when I go to the Pistons game, I hate to say this, but I see WHITE people… in droves….

sharon on May 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm

If they like mexico so much, why don’t they play in mexico’s pro basketball league (heh)? I think they would like to play in mexico, they could continue their lifestyles openly. They could carry guns openly, beat women, shoot people they don’t like, get drugs on any street corner and just continue their amoral lives. All they would need to do is pay off the “law enforcement” officials in that third world country.

Jarhead on May 5, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Truth: The Suns (including Steve Nash, the Canadian) do not care about the rights of illegal aliens.

they only want to prevent any potential loss of income that might result in hispanics not buying tickets to their games.

race card on May 6, 2010 at 1:15 am

The problem is idiots like Nash, Shakira and Ricky Martin are all just millionaire trash. They don’t live in the real world like the rest of us. They have body guards and immense amount of money to tell the rest of us that we have to live with illegal aliens while they drive off in their mansions and tell their illegal hired hands to clean their dishes and mow their lawns.

The answer is not to be on the defense, but to be on the offense. The golden opportunity is their for states around the country to pass laws or to get similar legislation on the ballot and make the liberals say they will boycott even more states. Since the overwhelming majority is for the Arizona law, GOP governors and legislators should take this bull by the horns and drive it in the ground. What happens if 5 states pass the same law this year and 5 more states pass it in 2011 and 20 more states pass it in 2012? Who will be left to boycott any state? How will KING HUSSEIN OBAMA try and stop dozens of states from enacting similar legislation? This issue won in California for Pete Wilson in 1996 and will win again. Will the Republicans ever have the brass ones to take on this fight?

CaliforniaScreaming on May 6, 2010 at 1:18 am

Spot on Debbie.
Another factor to consider is the illegals and the players have a lot in common with all the law breaking they seem to get away with.

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islamicnet on May 6, 2010 at 7:45 am

Another reason why I don’t watch the NBA, and why the hell are sports players mixing domestic-politics with sports? That’s like religious people mixing religion with politics (which can lead to theocracy BTW), by these schmucks mixing sports with domestic-politics really offends me and pisses me off as a sports fan.

Hey I just put 2-@-2 together about the initials for the NBA, here’s my thought on what it stands for, “National Buffoons Association”! Debbie, I’m more of a NCAA Basketball fan (both mens and womens division), and my NCAA team is the Kansas State Wildcats!

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder!!!

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 6, 2010 at 10:58 am

    What exactly is the culture of the US my friend? Last I remember the foundation of this country’s culture was based on the combination of cultures from around the world.

    Ben Watson on May 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm


kdogg on May 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Ms. Schlussel, I have greatly appreciated your courage and wisdom with many of the issues you’ve raised, especially the ones regarding the growing threat of Islam and political correctness… and I do support your position on these issues. Your comments regarding NBA fans and sports fans in general are a surprise to me. I do not agree that sports fans are stupid… a little crazy, yes, of course we are. My enjoyment and interest in sports does provide entertainment and a break from the constant nagging of the political buffoons running this country and the monsters who threaten America while committing atrocities on their own people, especially women and children. Keep political correctness out of sports! Quit the un-ending headlining about ‘diversity’ away from us! Most sports fans don’t care about it… just let them play.

JohnD on May 6, 2010 at 7:04 pm

The reason why most of us watch sports (and enjoy doing so) does not make that fact that we are fans any less “stupid” – Debbie is right. She’s making a deeper and much larger point that many decent people refuse to think about. Shut the TV off, stop watching sports, use that time to be productive in your life and the lives of others. Being an NBA fan is like smoking – yes, you have the freedom to do so but it’s clearly a waste of time and it promotes an incredible waste of public money and glamourizes a very dysfunctional aspect of society.

Smitty on May 23, 2010 at 12:08 am

All I have to say is I am impressed that the team is willing to make a stand…I can not believe how many nieve people there are in this world. Immigration is a very strong issue and we all have our opinions. But please keep them to yourselves until you have your facts straight. Honestly do you think that the illegals have it easy here. You say they steal our jobs, and live off the government.. Please 5% of hispanics get gov compare that to everyother race and you will be very surprised on how high the rest are. I would love to see the rest of you work outside in the sun all day for 14 to 16 hrs a day for very little pay and no benefits. Over 2/3 of them pay taxes, and social security and will never see that money. Please…do some research first and then you can open your mouths and say all you want. Try to understand…..Thats a little harsh saying that most NBA veiwers are morons…please that is immature..grow up and stop name calling…even my 4 year old can grasp that concept..

Amber on June 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm

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