Posted by Fran Blinebury
SAN ANTONIO — Suns general manager Steve Kerr is still waiting for the flames to die out after his voice mail lit up in the aftermath of his statement that the controversial new Arizona immigration bill conjured images of Nazi Germany.
On Wednesday night, the Phoenix franchise had put itself squarely in the middle of the political debate with team owner Robert Sarver’s decision to have his players wear their “Los Suns” jerseys for Game 2 of the playoffs and the opinions offered by numerous members of the organization.
So imagine the surprise of the Suns when they walked out onto the court at the AT&T Center for their Friday morning shootaround and found every seat in the arena covered with white t-shirts with black lettering that bore the Spurs’ logo and proclaimed: “Fantastico! SenSAtional! Loco!”
So are the Spurs making a political statement of their own and calling the bill crazy?
“Oh, please! Leave me out of it,” laughed Kerr. “We’re done talking.”
For the record, San Antonio’s “Los Spurs” jerseys will not be worn at any time during the series.