Barnes Welcomes Twin Boys


Barnes left the team in Indiana to witness the birth of his twins.
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Phoenix Suns forward Matt Barnes left the team prior to last night’s 113-103 win over the Indiana Pacers to be with his fiancée, Gloria Govin, who gave birth to twin boys, Isaiah Michael Barnes and Carter Kelly Barnes.

The timetable for Barnes’ return is undetermined. The Suns return to action Friday night in Chicago against the Bulls at 6:30 p.m. (Phoenix time) on My45.

Amarediculous

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If there has ever been a more dominating performance by a Suns’ player than Amar’e Stoudemire’s last night at Conseco Fieldhouse, I’d like to see it.  I saw Tom Chambers light up his former Seattle teammates for 60 points in 1990 (and Golden State for 56 a couple weeks prior).  I watched Sir Charles destroy the Warriors with 56 in a playoff series-clinching win in 1994.  I saw Tony Delk and Clifford Robinson each drop 50 on a hot night.  I’ve remember our own Eddie Johnson lighting up the Clippers for 43 in the 2nd half at the LA Sports Arena.  And with all due respect to those players and their outstanding efforts, what STAT did to the Indiana Pacers last night was the most impressive and dominant individual offensive performance in Phoenix Suns history – maybe Arizona sports history. [Read more...]

KJ Elected Mayor of Sacramento


KJ, who grew up in Sacramento, returned to his hometown to become mayor.
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There is no more American of a story than of a hometown boy making good. That narrative was illustrated well by Sacramento native Kevin Johnson, who after a storied NBA career, returned home to become the mayor of the city he grew up in. [Read more...]

Incredible Food Experiences in Spain

It would be so hard to answer the question, “Which part of being in Spain was the best?” I think all of the girls would agree that the experience was incredibly unforgettable!

One part of the trip that was amazing was the food! Not only was the food delicious, it was an incredible cultural experience at every meal. One of the few differences was the times they usually eat. Breakfast is usually between 9 and 11am, Lunch is between 2 and 5pm, and Dinner usually starts at 9pm. Us girls usually eat at those times when we’re in America anyway, it was just interesting to see that our irregular eating schedule was a norm in Madrid.   [Read more...]

By the Numbers: Phoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers

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The Indiana Pacers had the Phoenix Suns in their clutches for the first 2.5 quarters on Wednesday night.  Then the Suns decided that they were going to stop taking as many three-point shots as they did in the first half and also ratcheted up the defense.  That combination surprised the Pacers so much they couldn’t keep their lead and when the Suns finally went ahead, they didn’t give it up again.

But despite the big comeback the Suns had in the game, the main story on Wednesday night was Amar’e Stoudemire.  Because of the game he had, this “By the Numbers” is dedicated to STAT. [Read more...]

Grant Hill Comments on Historic Election


Obama shows that he believes in a change of direction… on his crossover dribble.
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Growing up in the Washington D.C. area, Suns forward Grant Hill was used to digesting politics with his meatloaf at the dinner table. With a mother that was once suitemates with Hillary Clinton at Wellesley College, it only seemed natural that Hill would be not only monitoring Tuesday’s election, but playing a role in it. [Read more...]

"Lucky 7" Dancers Experience Spain

When six of the Phoenix Suns Dancers and I (we called ourselves the “Lucky 7″)  found out we were going to Madrid, Spain, we knew it was going to be the trip of a lifetime.  The architecture was breath taking, the food was absolutely delicious, the nightlife was full of surprises, but it was the people that the we met during our stay in Spain that truly made the trip unforgettable.  Every person that we met had an impact on us in their own unique way.  It all started on our flight from Phoenix to Atlanta where we met “Captain Dan”.  If you are afraid of flying, do what I did, and sit next to a real life pirate rapper from the Florida Keys in a group called “Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew.”  He let me listen to a couple of his tracks, including a pirate version of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice.”  Needless to say I was entertained, my mind was blown, and I knew this trip was only going to get better.  Captain Dan if you are reading this – I’ll see you on MTV one day!   [Read more...]

Suns Dancers Tour Real Madrid Stadium

On Saturday, we got the opportunity to take a tour of the Real Madrid Bernabeu Stadium.  Even though we love our basketball, we were pumped to see the soccer stadium.  The basketball event was right next to it so it worked out perfectly.  The stadium was so huge and amazing!   [Read more...]

Adidas 5 an Exciting Event for Suns Dancers

Hey Suns fans, this is Taryn from the Phoenix Suns Dancers. I wanted to write to you and tell you a little bit about our amazing trip to Madrid, Spain. 

For the past four years, our dance team has had the wonderful opportunity to travel overseas on behalf of the NBA and the Phoenix Suns. This year, September 2008, I was one of seven dancers who were asked to travel to Spain to represent the Suns and NBA at an event called Adidas 5. [Read more...]

Highlights of Suns Dancers Trip

Madrid, Spain was one of the most memorable experiences that I have had so far.  It was my first time out of the country and I didn’t want to miss out on anything.  The other girls had the same mindset and we knew that with four days in Spain we would have to do our best to see all that we could!  

So it all started when we got there, we met our translators (Rocio and Laura) and after we dropped off our luggage we met back on the main floor of the hotel and had an amazing breakfast! We told our translators that we wanted to see the main attractions that the city had to offer so we set off to the Plaza Mayor.   [Read more...]