We all know that politics and sports don't mix. But they sometimes collide.
On this day, the MVP of the Phoenix Suns isn't Amar'e Stoudemire or Steve Nash, but team owner Robert Sarver, with an assist from General Manager Steve Kerr. They saw a political freight train heading right toward them and - rather than veer out of the way - accelerated full-speed right into it.
He sought and received unanimous support from his players for them to wear their "Los Suns" jerseys for Game 2 on Wednesday.
He told The Arizona Republic that the new immigration law was not "the right way to
handle the immigration problem, Number 1. Number 2, as I read through the bill, it felt to me a little bit like it was mean-spirited, and I personally just don't agree with it."
Except, of course, that Mr. Sarver has a lot more money at stake.