I was having lunch with fellow Suns.com reporter Stefan Swiat at Tony Roma’s today when we were approached by an Indian Wells resident/Phoenix Suns fan. He had noticed us sporting our Suns gear and asked if we had come out here for the game. A conversation ensued and he soon explained that he had lived here in Indian Wells his whole life a Phoenix Suns fan and tonight was finally getting the opportunity to attend his first Suns basketball game. Needless to say, he was pretty excited about it.
As I sit here overlooking the court at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, I can’t help but wonder how many other fans are also receiving their first ever opportunity to watch the team they’ve spent their entire lives rooting for. Suns General Manager Steve Kerr commented yesterday on the possibility we’d hear some boos being in the backyard of “Laker Country” but judging by the response we’ve been receiving throughout, I’d definitely say that isn’t the case. [Read more...]