From once donning the orange and purple to now the orange and blue, Friday marks Suns fans’ first opportunity to see Amar’e Stoudemire’s return to the site of some of his biggest NBA accomplishments, as the Suns host the Knicks at US Airways Center. [Read more...]
Things are going so badly for the Suns these days they can’t even beat the Lakers. Just kidding. The Lakers may have been mere shadows of their defending champion selves lately, but it’s not like their ship has been downgraded to Clipper class or anything.
And the Suns actually put forth one of their grittier efforts, hanging in there until Kobe set Ron Artest up for a wide open three with 1:04 to play. Not only did the points prove fatal, but the five or six seconds he had to line up the shot (well, that’s what it seemed like) certainly didn’t help either.
With two teams as talented as the Suns and Lakers going at it Wednesday, it’s only fitting to have the night’s featured, off-the-court entertainment be someone who knows a thing or two himself about “having talent.”
Opera singer Neal E. Boyd, 2008 winner of TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” makes his US Airways Center debut with his pregame rendition of the national anthem, as well as a halftime music performance. [Read more...]
As if they aren’t all big games, the Suns enter the new year with another slate of monster matchups this week with Wednesday’s visit from Kobe Bryant and Co. and a pair of familiar faces from New York making their return to US Airways Center Friday. Yup, it’s the bright lights of Hollywood and Broadway in the form of the Lakers and Knicks. [Read more...]
This was one of those man-bites-dog stories! I mean, when’s the last time the Suns destroyed a team with their defense? Besides the Suns, I mean.
Five years ago? Ten years ago? Never?
Okay, so I exaggerate a tad. But that’s to be expected when they follow up one of their worst defensive efforts in this or any other year against Philadelphia with one of their best.
Pop quiz. The Suns lost last night because:
A. Their offense was awful
B. Miami’s defense was awesome
C. LeBron James was LeBron James
D. All of the above.
All Suns fans got a good jolt the other night when Steve Nash’s skull collided with Tyson Chandler’s elbow and hip down in Dallas. First and foremost, we were simply concerned for Steve’s health, especially on hearing ominous words like “numbness” and “tingling in extremities.” Once it was clear that Steve was okay and that he was going to be able to return to the court sooner rather than later, Suns fans were left to ponder something else that gave them chills:
Life without Steve Nash. [Read more...]
I bring good news and bad news. The good news is the Suns’ schedule turned soft, as was expected after a brutal opening stretch. The bad news is the Suns turned even softer.
And “soft” is the nicest four-letter word that comes to mind for last night’s effort. It’s bad enough not to guard the paint in the paint, but the Suns didn’t even defend the paint on the rim in the first three quarters.
In case you ever wondered what kind of effort the worst defense in the league would put forth on an off night, wonder no more. [Read more...]
Channing Frye just missed his career high, but still came away with a rare double-double— Offensive Player Of The Game AND Defensive Player Of The Game.
What with being a registered sniper with a license to thrill, Frye’s 29 points that included five treys wasn’t all that surprising. After all, Shots-R-Him. But although his scoring outburst was instrumental in carrying the weary Suns (they arrived home from Golden State at 3:30 a.m.) to victory, it was his spectacular block of a Mike Dunleavy shot that finally sealed the deal. [Read more...]
Steve Nash has his EA Sports spots with Landon Donovan. Jared Dudley has his ”JMZ” twitvids. Now Channing Frye is going viral, too. The Suns’ center stars in a new YouTube video in which he is “interviewed” on a new online talk show. Team Coco would be proud.