The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Ah, when the Valley temperature cools to the low 200s, the Cardinals are driving everyone crazy with their inconsistency, and the Suns head back to training camp…Is there any better time of year?

I’ve named my fantasy basketball team this season “Team Microfracture,” in the hopes that putting that unsavory word out there will ward off injury and keep my team in the thick of it. It’s a risky “if” to put my faith in, but isn’t that all any NBA team can hope for, really? That a few of its major “ifs” come through for a given season?

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Hill Tosses Kareem an Assist for Documentary


For those who aren’t exactly the reading type (books, not blogs), NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 2007 novel, “On the Shoulders of Giants,” is going the documentary route.  [Read more...]

STAT Throws Goodwill Giveaway in Hometown

STAT made it a point to not forget where he’s from.
(Courtesy of Amar’e Stoudemire)

Most people head to Orlando, FL to relax and vacation. But Amar’e Stoudemire isn’t most people. [Read more...]

Majerle's for three… signings Tuesday


If you haven’t been out to the new Majerle’s Sports Grill in Goodyear yet, tomorrow would be an ideal night to start. Just make sure you bring something to get signed.

Owner, assistant coach and Suns Ring of Honor member Dan Majerle joins Phoenix Head Coach Alvin Gentry and seven-time All Star Grant Hill for an autograph signing at the restaurant Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m. [Read more...]

The Doctor Is In


Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria

While Steve Nash missing a Suns practice would raise a few eyebrows (even an involuntary one during the offseason), the point guard most definitely had a good excuse Friday.

The two-time NBA MVP was in British Columbia to accept an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria during a special convocation ceremony. [Read more...]

Stories from the Hall of Fame Inductions


If you love basketball and you haven’t been to the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, you need to go at some point. It was remodeled five or six years ago and it is really beautiful. There’s a great collection of memorabilia and plaques honoring all of the inductees, including our own Ann Meyers Drysdale and Jerry Colangelo. When you walk in, you truly feel like you’re in the Mecca of basketball.

Last week, I made my second visit to the Hall for the induction ceremonies – my first trip was two years ago to see Al McCoy honored for his work in broadcasting. This time I went to support a couple of former teammates, Michael Jordan and David Robinson, along with two others who have had a huge impact on my life – Doug Collins and Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr, the former Suns’ coach. [Read more...]



I used to wonder why I never got much attention from the fairer sex when I was a teenager. Now I suspect it was my admiration of the Phoenix Suns that may have been the culprit.

No, that doesn’t mean I was so obsessed with the Suns that I couldn’t think, speak or interact with the rest of the world, like Patton Oswalt in the excellent new film, “Big Fan.” Rather, I thought the Suns were cool. So, in order to be cool myself, I thought I had to be more like the Suns. Now, obviously, I wasn’t tall. And I wasn’t athletically gifted. So I couldn’t emulate my heroes in those senses. But could I dress like them? You bet.

Was that a good idea? You bet it wasn’t. [Read more...]

Suns Introduce "Back to School" Offer for Indian Wells


On Wednesday, September 9, Suns President and CEO Rick Welts and Suns owner and Indian Wells resident, Dick Heckmann, along with Suns legend Alvan Adams started out a media blitz in the sunny Coachella Valley at 5:30 a.m. visiting KPSP-TV 2 studios. From there, the team visited seven more television and radio studios throughout the day to promote the 2nd NBA Outdoors game at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday, October 10.

While on the blitz, Welts, Heckmann and Adams announced that the Phoenix Suns have introduced a special “Back to School” offer of half-price tickets, in limited price categories, to catch the Phoenix Suns in action when they take on the Golden State Warriors in Indian Wells, CA. The discount offer runs through September 18 or while supplies last. Fans of all ages can take advantage of the deal using the password “school” online at or at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden box office. Ticket prices for the half-price “Back to School” special start as low as $25.

On October 11, 2008 the NBA hosted the first outdoor game of the modern era which featured a preseason showcase between the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The sold out event, known as the Open, saw the Denver Nuggets outlast the Phoenix Suns, 77-72.

Stoudemire Faces Media Blitz

You never know where STAT is going to pop up.
(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After spending much of his summer cooped up nursing his ailing eye, Amar’e Stoudemire seems to be making up for lost time. [Read more...]

Suns Get a Jump on the Season

The leadership provided by Nash and Hill is already paying dividends.
(Ned Dishman/NBAE/Getty Images)

This weekend, most people will be enjoying the last few moments of summer. Whether they sail off to their favorite get-away destination, or decide to remain in town for a “staycation,” one constant exists, the offseason is finally over. [Read more...]