Phoenix Suns will use jerseys to protest Arizona law

The National Basketball Association's Phoenix Suns will take their grievances with Arizona's controversial new immigration law to the hardwood.

The team will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys Wednesday "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona and our nation," owner Robert Sarver said, according to the Associated Press

Here is more from the AP:

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."

In a statement, Sarver said the frustration with the federal government's failure to deal with the illegal immigration issue led to the passage of what he called "a flawed state law."

He said that the law calls into question "our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law" and will cause Arizona's economy to suffer setbacks at a time when the state is already in economic distress.

The Suns are playing the San Antonio Spurs in a second-round playoff series. 

The Major League Baseball Players' Association became the first sports organization to criticize the law last week.

Their statement came after Rep. José Serrano (D-N.Y.), an opponent of the law, called on Major League Baseball to move the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix.

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