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Earl Watson sounds off on immigration ban

“It’s ridiculous.”

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Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson is the latest NBA personality to give his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s highly controversial executive order curbing immigration to the United States.

"I think it's un-American. I think it's unconstitutional. I think it's ridiculous. And I think we can be better than that,'' Watson told azcentral sports on Monday Morning.

"We've always been as a nation leaders,'' Watson said. "And everything that I feel is important, things such as diversity, accepting people of all races and creed and religion, we have to understand we cannot go backwards and we cannot hold status quo. Status quo means someone else is getting better and we'll get passed up anyway. We have to push forward with a mindset that diversity is great, which is why our country is phenomenal, and understand that you can't ever create segregation in any form whether it's gender, sexuality or religion. It can never happen. That's what makes America great. I have Muslim friends. I have Jewish friends. I have Christian friends. Nondenominational friends. I have Mormon friends. A lot of those guys were my teammates and became my friends for life. Their families became my family."

"The one positive that's come out of all this is you see a unification that's never been seen before,'' he said. "That's unique. Sometimes challenges like this unify the majority and once the majority unifies ...I've always said before: There's going to be a great leader birthed out of this time. And I really believe it's going to be a female and I really believe she's not going to be of one race. You can just see it coming."

I lack the necessary skills to appropriately articulate my thoughts on this matter. I’m the guy you want to stick to sports. Actually, maybe not even that. That said, here are some things you may find readable:

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