News item: The Phoenix Suns wore jerseys with “Los Suns” as a show of protest against SB 1070.
“I don’t think teams should get involved in the political stuff. And I think this one’s still kind of coming out to balance as to how it’s going to be favorably looked upon by our public. If I heard it right the American people are really for stronger immigration laws, if I’m not mistaken. Where we stand as basketball teams, we should let that kind of play out and let the political end of that go where it’s going to go.”
They are really rallying to your side, Los Suns.
In the article on ESPN.com, Jackson recalled how he wore a campaign pin for Bill Bradley when Bradley was seeking the Democratic Presidential nomination with the interesting note that the NBA made him stop wearing it.
Contiuing media misrepresentation: note how the ESPN reporter also injected his own opinion into the article after Jackson stated what the AZ legislature had done:
…I was caught off guard by his take on the Phoenix Suns’ peaceful protest of Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law in the form of wearing their “Los Suns” jerseys.
First Jackson, who has showed lefty leanings in the past, indicated he had no problem with the controversial state Senate Bill 1070.
“Am I crazy, or am I the only one that heard [the legislature] say ‘we just took the United States immigration law and adapted it to our state,’” Jackson said.
I told him they usurped the federal law.
“It’s not usurping, it’s just copying it is what they said they did, and then they gave it some teeth to be able to enforce it,” Jackson said.