Suns Fall Short Against Timberwolves

No rest for the weary. No win either.

You couldn’t charge all of this one to tired legs left over from the grueling overtime loss in Denver just 24 hours earlier. But it certainly didn’t help, especially in the fourth period when the Suns couldn’t control either the plucky Wolves or the basketball. [Read more...]

McCoy's Speech Opens State Legislature

On Monday, January 12, Hall of Fame broadcaster Al McCoy was a special guest speaker at the opening session of Arizona State Sentate. McCoy was invited to speak by Senate President Bob Burns, who like McCoy, originally hails from Iowa. [Read more...]

Tucker: My Uncommon Habit

If we win the NBA Championship someday, I’ll pop the champagne, but I’m not drinking it.
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A lot of people are surprised when they get to know me and find out that I’ve never had a drink in my life.

My decision not to drink started when I was about 10 or 11 years old. My older brother, Antonio, and I decided to make a pact, where we’d never drink, never smoke and never put tattoos on our body.

Those were the three decisions that we made and we’ve stuck to them. [Read more...]

Suns Can't Get By Denver in Overtime

When Phoenix visited Denver on Thursday night, the Suns jumped out to a big lead in the 1st quarter – following the pattern they have set in teh past few games.  But also following the same pattern, they gave up that big lead in the 2nd quarter and finally let Denver take the lead.

However, the Suns kept fighting back despite many setbacks – Shaq not playing, Amare getting his 5th foul in the third quarter, Matt Barnes fouling out with three minutes to go in the game.  Every time Denver looked like they were showing some life, a Suns player would figure out a way to push the Nuggets back down. [Read more...]

STAT to Team Up With MLK Basketball Classic

On Thursday, Suns forward Amar’e Stoudemire announced he and his Each 1, Teach 1 Foundation will be teaming up with the MLK Basketball Classic – a one-day showcase featuring a total of ten games on Martin Luther King Day. Five of the contests will be played at Wells Fargo Arena on the Arizona State University campus while the other five will take place in Tucson at the McKale Center on the campus of University of Arizona. [Read more...]

Amar'e Stoudemire's All-Star Brunch

So maybe you’ll never score 50 points in a professional basketball game. That doesn’t mean you can’t lend an assist to a guy who can! Go for the assist and help Amar’e Stoudemire and his celebrity friends score big at Stoudemire’s All-Star Brunch on Friday, Feb. 13 at Stoudemire’s Downtown restaurant from 9-11 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix and Amar’e’s Each 1, Teach 1 Foundation! 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Eric Spicer at 602-798-5092 or visit

Great silent auction and raffle prizes!

Suns Survive Against Hawks

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Grant Hill has to be the least appreciated player in the universe, even on his own planet (i.e., Orange). And last night was a perfect example.

Hill wasn’t the biggest reason the Suns stormed from 19-points ahead to beat the Hawks in the final two minutes. Shaq will be the biggest ANYTHING for these Suns until further notice, as his 26 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots, not to mention the free throw that finally put them ahead to stay with 1:49 to play demonstrated yet again. And given where he was career-wise at this point a year ago, the astonishing thing is that he is the player the Suns could least afford to lose to injury.

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Barnes Makes Picks for NFL Championship Games

You may want to listen up, I went 4-0 this past week.
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With the playoffs going on, everyone in our locker room has been talking football. J-Rich and Amar’e like to give me their predictions and Shaq wants to bet anybody on anything. He always bets the opposite team that I’m betting on, so I just take money from him. When I’m back at home, me and my friends will get together and watch the games together. But we really start getting into it once the playoffs start. [Read more...]

Nash to Shoot Documentary for ESPN

Could this duo be the next Lucas and Spielberg?
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Steve Nash may be known for his shooting prowess on the court, but now he’s becoming recognized for his shooting off of it… movies that is. [Read more...]

Richardson Blog: January 12, 2009

Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening!! So who are you taken to win the Super bowl?? I try not to be but I am a little bias watching Saginaw Native Lamarr Woodley play for the Steelers. Their first game is today so I wish #56 all the best. I love football I played one year until I hurt my leg. My Uncle made me hang up my cleats right after that. I guess he made the right decision LOL!! I’m a fan of all sports. You might catch me watching anything from high school sports, college, to world championship poker. My brothers and I play fantasy football but with my schedule I sometimes forget to do my line up.


I don’t really feel like discussing it, but we’ve been taking so many heartbreaking losses. It was like we were fighting up hill all game against Indiana. I’d rather loose by twenty than to loose at the buzzer. We won against the Clippers last night, even though their record doesn’t say it; they’re still a dangerous team. Even with the injuries they had some good players.


My mom came to visit thank God!! Ramen noodles can only get you so far! When she’s here it’s like Thanksgiving in January. Not to mention I have a birthday in eight days so she’ll probably get my gift before she leaves (Hint Hint). My twin brother and sister’s birthdays are two days after mine, we usually celebrate them together. I’m going to miss not being with them that weekend.


See you next Monday enjoy the Suns Show!!


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