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Viva Los Suns de Phoenix!

via Sly Oyster

To show unity with the Arizona immigrant and  Latino population who would be adversely affected by the new bill (SB 1070), Team owner Robert Sarver came up with the Los Suns Jerseys but left the final decision of wearing it on the court to the players. Which they wore yesterday.

I dunno, maybe its because I don’t live in a border state but I don’t see why people are making such a big deal about illegal immigrants. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not for illegal immigration but at least they get stuff done whether its construction, landscaping, or whatever.  IMO  illegal immigration is a net positive. I’m also not down with the racial profiling people either. Its screwed up if cops start to pull over random people just because of the way they look.

My whole thing is that if an overwhelming amount of illegal immigrants-or machines for that matter- can take your job, you might wanna find a new profession. Just sayin.

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Dwayne Wade Dunks on Varejao

This is gonna make one awesome poster.

Wade Dunks on Varejao

In this game with the legend Micheal Jordan in attendance and another legend Shaq resting in the Cavs bench, D Wade shows why he should be rated up there with the best of ’em.

Btw, that was an awesome block by Jermain Oneal on none other than Lebron James.

ESPN’s Bill Simmons Tells Stephen Colbert Why Baseball Is For People Over 50

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Bill Simmons is right on. The country I immigrated from was not really big on any of the three big American sports, but basketball was the first sport that I could get into. Believe me when I tell you how hard I TRIED to like baseball. I’d sit there and it would just bore me. (So did football until I played Madden and started understanding the rules.)

I think the vast majority of fans of baseball are guys who remember watching and playing the sport with their dads and the sport has sentimental value to them.

For those that say basketball popularity is in decline, you’re wrong. The sport’s popularity is rising across the world, in Asia and Europe especially. If you don’t believe me look how good the foreign teams are in the Olympics. Meanwhile baseball was removed from the Olympics, while they have BMX, table tennis, and badminton.

UPDATE
Just saw this funny clip by infomania

Micheal Jordan Gets Inducted in Hall of Fame

There’s no i in team, but there’s an i in win.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

-Micheal Jordan

Malcolm Gladwell on Sports: How David Beats Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Blink, The Tipping Point, and Outliers writes an article in the New Yorker which discusses his theories on how the underdogs can triumph in a sports match.

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He also had a three part email exchange with Bill Simmons from ESPN. (part one, part two, part three)

via The Sly Oyster

Fastest Man Alive Usain Bolt Breaks ANOTHER World Record

This is the 150m Street race in Manchester U.K. Its between 4 men: Usain Bolt, Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, Marlon Devonish, and some other guy.

As usual Bolt makes it look like he’s racing 12 year olds.

Lakers Rockets highlights Game 2