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Last week, when Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a controversial law on immigration that gave police the authority to arbitrarily check the citizenship status of anybody they suspected to be an illegal immigrant, the Phoenix Suns were playing my Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs.

Before Game Six in the series, I received Facebook event invites to the game from several friends with the tagline "Watch the Blazers Beat the Suns' Asses in the Name of Human Rights."

I didn't accept any of them, not only because I wasn't planning on going to the game, but also because I somehow doubted that Steve Nash supported a bill that essentially legitimizes racial profiling. I turned out to be correct in that assumption, but I did not expect to be proved right on this public of a scale.

The Suns announced on Tuesday that they would wear their "Los Suns" alternate jerseys for Wednesday's game in their second-round series against the San Antonio Spurs, both in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and in protest of the bill.

Nash appeared on ESPN's Pardon the Interruption later in the day, and when asked his opinion about the law, the future Hall of F...

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