Suns Don't Show Up For Game Against Bulls

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(Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Not much to be said about this one. Not much good anyway.

It wasn’t so much the final score, although goodness knows a wire-to-wire 122-111 loss at home to a team struggling to get within hailing distance of .500 is sufficiently embarrassing unto itself.

But what was even more deplorable was the way the Suns played. Take their defense. Please!  There were times when they were not only standing around, which is also sufficiently embarrassing unto itself, but seemed to have their hands in their pockets and their minds elsewhere. I’m not sure where their interest was, because I didn’t notice it. [Read more...]

Rick Barry to Sign Autographs During All-Star Weekend

Excited about All-Star weekend coming up in a few weeks?  Now you can get even a little more giddy.  It has just been announced that Hall-of-Famer Rick Barry is scheduled to appear at the team shop located at US Airways Center on Wednesday, February 11 to tip off the All-Star 2009 weekend in Phoenix.

Barry, an 8-time All-Star and member of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, will be signing autographs in the team shop from 3 to 4 pm on the 11th.

A large selection of All-Star items will be available in the team shop that week as well so combine your All-Star shopping trip with a chance to get a Hall-of-Famer’s autograph and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

Spurs Take Another Win From Suns

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(Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

You’ve got to hand it to the Spurs. Heck, you might as well, because they’re going to take it anyway.

I know it’s almost as politically incorrect to say anything nice about the Spurs in these parts as it is to defend David Stern (I said ALMOST), but instead of repeating the mantra that the Suns always find ways to keep losing these games it’s time to focus on how the Spurs always seem to find ways to keep winning them. [Read more...]

Nash Bash to Raise Money for Charity During All-Star Weekend

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(Ned Dishman/NBAE/Getty Images)

Steve Nash will be holding a dinner and charity event on Friday, February 13 in Phoenix during All-Star weekend.  The evening will start out with a dinner tabbed as “an unforgettable intimate experience with Steve” and will be followed by the aptly named Nash Bash.  Limited tickets are available.

Proceeds will benefit the Steve Nash Foundation’s early childhood work in Arizona.  For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit SteveNash.org.

John Legend to Perform at 2009 NBA All-Star Game

On Wednesday, it was announced that five-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist John Legend will headline the 2009 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show on Sunday, Feb. 15 at US Airways Center. [Read more...]

Back from Battle

Hey what’s happening good people? Glad to see the responses from you guys. I’m just getting off a tiring road trip. We went 3-3. We should’ve won all of those games, but the chemistry just wasn’t flowing. We made plenty of mistakes, but we’re learning each other better. So don’t give up on us. Remember who we are, Phoenix. We always rise from the ashes. Teams go through tough times, but the darkest hour is just before dawn. We’ll bounce back to the team you love to watch. Look out for us in these next few games. I’m just happy to get a good night’s rest right now. Being on the road for nearly two weeks takes a toll on you. But I can’t wait to face off with the Warriors. It’s going to be exciting being back in the Bay Area. They get “hyphy” lol. [Read more...]

Neal Walk's All-Star Selections

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(Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Here it is time again for another All Star game and this one is in our home building.  Quite exciting.  In no traditional way and because of my bias these picks exceed the number of  starters and falls short of a full squad for each conference.  Some of these choices are purely because of liking the player, some are placed out of position for the mere whimsy of it and some of them will match the choices of the fans.

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STAT's Record Label Joins Forces With Grand Hustle


STAT and T.I. celebrated their musical collaboration Saturday.
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On Saturday, January 24, Suns forward Amar’e Stoudemire held a star-studded dinner and reception in Atlanta to celebrate the merging of his record label, Hypocalypto Entertainment, with Grand Hustle Records. Hypocalypto and will be under the umbrella of Grand Hustle, a record label created and run by acclaimed rapper, T.I. [Read more...]

Suns Get Much Needed Win in Atlanta

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(Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images)

That breeze you felt if you were outside in the Phoenix area at about 6:45 pm on Sunday evening was the collective sigh of relief from the citizens of Planet Orange.  After losing three games in a row and five out of their past six games, the Phoenix Suns were finally able to remember how to play together and how to get the defensive stops they needed to pull out their second win on the longest road trip the team will have this season.

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Creatures of Habit

In my experience, most basketball players are creatures of habit. We like things to be the same, that way they are predictable and things become easier. Think about it, we spend hours in the gym performing the same motion over and over again until it becomes a reflex.

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