Nash, Shaq Amongst NBA's Most Popular Jerseys

Nash's and Shaq's jerseys are sill big sellers. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Nash's and Shaq's jerseys are sill big sellers. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

They’re good enough, they’re smart enough and doggone it, people like them. That’s the way the Phoenix Suns, Steve Nash and Shaquille O’Neal must feel upon learning where they rank in jersey sales. [Read more...]

“Hot Rod” Signs Off for the Last Time

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Utah’s loss Monday night not only eliminated them from the playoffs, it also marked the end of a broadcast era for the Jazz.

And in a minor way, the Suns, too.

Announcing his retirement after calling more than 3,000 games with the Jazz, longtime play-by-play man “Hot” Rod Hundley got his initial taste of the main chair by calling the action for the Suns in his first season in the Valley in 1970. An interim fill-in after the sudden death of team broadcaster Bob Vache, “Hot” Rod vacated his analyst seat to do play-by-play the very next night. [Read more...]

Shaq Encourages SCRABBLE Contestants

No one wants to ever face him on the basketball court. And after watching his performance on those ESPN commercials, there’s not a soul alive that would want to face him on the SCRABBLE board. [Read more...]

Three-Pointers, Fulton Homes Aid Suns' Charities

Fulton Homes has helped Phoenix Suns Charities donate funds to over 100 organizations in the greater Phoenix area. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Fulton Homes has helped Phoenix Suns Charities donate funds to over 100 organizations in the greater Phoenix area. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Constructing a solid foundation with the community is something that Fulton Homes and Phoenix Suns Charities both have in common. While Fulton Homes literally constructs foundations, Phoenix Suns Charities performs that task in a more figurative manner. [Read more...]

Catching Up with Joe Gilmartin

You’ve seen Joe Gilmartin’s writing on Suns.com – now read what someone wrote about him!  Fanster.com‘s Ben York caught up with Joe a few days ago and asked him about the Suns’ past and present.  Read Ben’s entire interview and when you’re finished there, be sure to check out the rest of Fanster.com’s Suns offerings.

10 Notable Notes From the End of the Season


Nash accomplished a feat no one has ever done in the NBA.
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For any Suns fans that need to be talked off the ledge after watching their club miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003-04, here are some notes that will ease your pain. Remember, the team went 12-5 to finish the season (unfortunately, Dallas went 11-6) and only missed the eighth seed in the Western Conference by two games. Playing without their leading scorer Amar’e Stoudemire for the last 29 games of the season and sixth man Leandro Barbosa for seven games during a crucial playoff push, the Suns missed being the sixth seed in the West by just four games. Although some cloudiness may have rolled into the Valley, here are 10 pieces of plenty of silver lining that foster optimism: [Read more...]

Keep Up With Nash on Twitter and Facebook


Nash has been impressed with Rose in the playoffs. (Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images)

For those of you going through Steve-Nash withdrawal, you’re in luck. The two-time MVP is making a run at Shaq for being the “Big Digital Communicator.” [Read more...]

Suns-Logoed M&M's Available Now

M&M's and the NBA have created a sweet partnership. (Daniel Banks/Suns.com)

M&M's and the NBA have created a sweet partnership. (Daniel Banks/Suns.com)

If you’re hungry for the Phoenix Suns, don’t worry, you’re in luck. World-renowned candy company Mars Inc. has partnered with the NBA to create team-logoed M&M’s to be sold on-line. [Read more...]

The Playoff Blues…

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It took me a minute to figure out exactly what I wanted to say. Usually it’s pretty easy to get going with my blog posts, because something exciting is happening. But today isn’t the case. I am straight bummed right now. I can’t believe that we didn’t make the playoffs!!!

No one could have ever told me that we would be on summer break heading out for Spa Treatments this early. lol I’m shocked. We have too much talent not to have made it to the playoffs. It’s just ridiculous. Apologies to everyone on planet orange.

I just wanted to send out a quick note to let you guys know that I appreciate everything you do. You’ve been great this season, especially the way everyone made me feel at home.

Well, I’m heading back to Charlotte to be with my kids and relax a bit before I start my workouts for summer. I’ve got some pretty cool events coming up this summer. You can find out what I’m doing “play-by-play” if you follow me on Twitter.com/JRich23. I try to let everyone know what’s going on with me. Keep an ear out.

I’ll talk with you guys next Monday. Hopefully, I’ll be back to my ole’ self.

Until then; It’s just a cloudy day on Planet Orange. :(

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The Sun Sets on the 2008-09 Season

Both co-captains expressed a desire to return to Phoenix. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Images)

Both co-captains expressed a desire to return to Phoenix. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty)

If you looked towards the Suns’ horizon last night, you couldn’t tell if you were looking at a sunrise or sunset. Despite not making the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season, the arena contained more positivity and optimism than it did despair. [Read more...]