I’m not big on boycotts, but once in a while I don’t mind it when those who often call for boycotts are reminded that they’re standing on a two-way street — especially sports teams who rely on dollars from fans of all walks of life.
Since about 70% of Arizonans support the new immigration law, wouldn’t it be great if basketball fans in Phoenix reminded these rich, arrogant jerkoffs where their paychecks come from by making them look up tonight to see the stands only 30% filled — if that?
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will wear “Los Suns” on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, “to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation.”
The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the law “misguided.”
Let’s see how long Sarver can pay Steve Nash & Company with money from tickets & merchandise sold only to illegal aliens, Jesse Jackson and Shakira. That’s some “social justice” I’d like to see.
In the bigger picture, I think it’s hilarious that the NBA — Deadbeat Dad Central — is getting preachy about the rest of us not wanting to support illegal aliens. Get some of your fellow players to pay for their own f*#@*$g kids before you chastise the rest of us for not wanting to support somebody else’s family.
Phoenix — do the country a favor and don’t show up tonight.
And by the way, “Los Suns” is an Anglo-derived marketing ploy. Could the NBA be any more disrespectful to their Latino brothers and sisters?
Update: Here’s the jersey, which could be made to say “Losers” with some very modest modifications:
Michelle suggests “Los Moochers” — heh.
Update II: San Antonio was going to be “Los Spurs” but they couldn’t get the uniforms done in time. Charles Barkley is surprised that they couldn’t get any immigrants to knit them some. If this came from the mouth of a white commentator he would have been fired or at least suspended (isn’t that kind of like profiling, but worse?).
ESPN suspended Bob Griese last year for making a taco joke, but TNT will let Charles Barkley say anything, I guess.