The Phoenix Suns will be “Los Suns” tonight in protest against Arizona’s new immigration law. But James Joyner harshes all over their protest by noting that they’ve done this before without needing bad laws as an excuse:
Amusingly, while this move is getting a lot of attention because of the present controversy, this isn’t anything new. The NBA has been celebrating Noche Latina the last four seasons, and at least eight teams — including the Suns — have worn Spanish variant jerseys in commemoration of that. And the Suns have apparently worn these jerseys twice previously this season without the fanfare.
So we have Los Suns, Los Mavs, Los Bulls, etc. Needless to say, though, Los Angeles has been way ahead of everyone on this front. Go Lakers!
UPDATE: Hmmm. Maybe I spoke too soon about the Lakers.