So You're Saying The Suns Have a Chance?

It’s NBA Draft Lottery time, which means it’s also time to use my favorite obligatory Dumb and Dumber quote.

Mary: I’d say more like one out of a million.
Lloyd: So you’re telling me there’s a chance… *YEAH!*

Sure, the Suns chances aren’t one in a million of landing a top three overall pick. As a matter of fact, they are significantly better than that at six out of a thousand (or six out of 1,000). But what exactly does that mean? [Read more...]

Flashback Friday: 1993 NBA All-Star Game

Welcome to a new feature here on the blog we’re calling Flashback Friday where we fire up the Delorean to 88 mph — as long as we have enough plutonium — and take a look back at a part of Suns history.

This week we rummaged through the tape library and dusted off this classic look at the 1993 NBA All-Star Game in Utah. Remember that game? It was the one where the Suns coaching staff of Paul Westphal, Lionel Hollins and Scotty Robertson manned the helm of the Western Conference team. It was also the weekend Charles Barkley was a starter and the leading vote getter in the West, Dan Majerle came off the bench, Cedric Ceballos was defending his dunk contest championship and Connie Hawkins played in the legends game.

So won’t you take a walk down memory lane with us? We promise you won’t be disappointed (Disclaimer: We can’t really promise that but we have a good feeling that you’ll enjoy this.)

Dan on Dan

Ever wonder what Dan Majerle’s biggest joy, biggest regret and most haunting moment as a member of the Suns are? Would you guess that all three are the same?

The Suns assistant coach sat down with ESPN’s Dan Le Batard and his father on Friday’s edition of “Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable” to answer those exact questions, telling the father-son duo that the 1992-93 season contained all three of those emotions. He explained the season as a whole was the biggest joy of his playing career, and losing to the Chicago Bulls in the Finals was his largest regret that haunts him to this day. [Read more...]

Alvin Gentry Receiving Praise

Contrary to popular belief – OK, it’s not popular at all – Suns head coach Alvin Gentry will not be joining the Arena Football League. That won’t stop him from being part of the league’s highlight reel this season, though.

On Saturday night, late in the second quarter at US Airways Center, Rattler quarterback Nick Davila dropped back, threw into the back of the end zone and found an unexpected, yet familiar, receiver. That wideout was Gentry, who made an impressive two-handed grab while leaning over the boards. The catch happened just hours after his assistant coach, Dan Majerle, was making a more highly-publicized catch of his own just a few blocks away. [Read more...]

Grant Hill has a 'Beautiful Surprise'

A lot has been made of what Grant Hill might do when he eventually hangs up the sneakers and calls it a career. Basketball executive, company CEO and politician have all made it on the shortlist at one time or another, but music video star hasn’t ever been included. That is, until now.

While many could describe Hill’s basketball career as a mixture of R&B (rhythm and blues), it’s his wife of 15 years, songstress Tamia, who has made a career out of it. Their professional worlds collided for the first time earlier this year as Grant starred in the music video to the single “Beautiful Surprise” from the forthcoming album of the same name.

“After 15 years I get to work with my husband, so ahh…not a lot of acting there,” Tamia told about her video and real life love interest Hill.

There may not have been a lot of acting but there certainly were plenty of jokes. As the behind the scenes look from shows, Grant made sure to display his personality and keep the shoot light – much like he does in the Suns’ locker room.

But will Hill’s music video career be like many in college basketball, one and done? That’s yet to be seen. What we do know is it’s yet another element in his already impressive repertoire.

Steve Nash is all Business on and off the Court

Those who have underestimated Steve Nash on the court have learned a valuable lesson over the years, and, as Forbes points out, he shouldn’t be taken too lightly off the court and in the boardroom, either.

First, in an online story published on Wednesday and in what will be another version for the June 4 edition of the magazine, Kurt Badenhausen – the publication’s deputy editor in charge of sports business – breaks down Nash’s success in the business world. [Read more...]

Majerle Still Making Plays From Downtown

Dan Majerle was no stranger to catching a bounce pass or two at US Airways Center back in the day or making the big play from “downtown.” He probably didn’t expect to have to do it again as a fan this past weekend though. [Read more...]

Nash Adds Another One to the Mantel

Steve Nash knew he was going to the public’s focal point this season when it came to coverage of the Phoenix Suns during the 2011-12 season.

So game-in and game-out, the 16-year NBA veteran stood before the media to give his straight-forward, polite and informative take on the game as the leader of his team. [Read more...]

Nash Goes From 'Captain Canada' to Canadian GM

There is no doubting how much the experience of playing for the Canadian national team in the 2000 Olympics meant to Steve Nash.

That is part of the reason why the point guard has agreed to an administrative role with the club, as general manager for Canada Basketball. His selection to the post was made official Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre. [Read more...]

Assembling the Suns Avengers

As if my Twitter handle @orange_crusader wasn’t an indication of this enough, I am not only an admitted comic book geek, but one who embraces that geekness. To maintain some level of coolness over the years (and to avoid wedgies), I have also presented myself as a sports fan, thus requiring me to learn such complicated terms as “trifecta”, “clutch basket” and “flagrant foul.” [Read more...]