L.A. vs. Arizona, the Latest Uproars: Kobe's Wife, Mayor's Bet & Electricity
That protest at Monday night's Lakers game turned out like this: few protestors, lots of news cameras. Yet Los Angeles is still becoming somewhat of a focus for opposing the Arizona's controversial immigration law.
During that game against the Phoenix Suns, Kobe's Hispanic wife, Vanessa, wore a black t-shirt donning the words “Do I Look Illegal?” Coach Phil Jackson may have not wanted the team involved in politics -- let's just play ball! -- but Vanessa's act may have been just as poignant.
And it isn't over the Lakers. "Should the Suns prevail, we will humbly accept ownership of 'American's Toughest Sheriff,' Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proposed to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon -- both oppose SB 1070, the law that requires law enforcement to check immigration status of people they suspect to be in the country illegally. "Perhaps a stint in Los Angeles would teach him that you cannot deduce immigration status simply by looking at a person."