Phoenix Suns alternate "Los Suns" Jersey, worn by Amar'e Stoudemire


Phoenix Suns jersey with team name in Spanglish, 2010

In solidarity with the Latinx community, the Phoenix Suns basketball team challenged Arizona's new immigration law on the court.

In 2010 Arizona empowered police to question anyone on their immigration status, in effect targeting any Spanish-speaking person with brown skin. The Phoenix Suns decried the law as a violation of our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law. In protest, the team played wearing jerseys normally reserved for Noche Latina, game nights begun by the National Basketball Association in 2006 to celebrate Latinx players and fans.

Date Made: 2010

Maker: Adidas

Subject: Basketball, Latino, Sports, Professional

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure

Exhibition: Entertainment Nation

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Phoenix Suns

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0088.01Accession Number: 2010.0088Catalog Number: 2010.0088.01

Object Name: jersey, basketball

Physical Description: fabric, polyester (overall material)Measurements: overall: 37 1/2 in x 23 in; 95.25 cm x 58.42 cm


Record Id: nmah_1396895

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