Tuesday's Practice Notes

Gentry said Hill has to leave loyalty at the door when picking for the Final Four (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

Gentry said Hill has to leave loyalty at the door when picking for the Final Four.
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The Suns ran through a full practice for the first time in almost two weeks. It’s only the second full practice since the acquisition of Stromile Swift on March 4. [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It: All-Star '09

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The Suns.com crew were insomniacs during the NBA All-Star Weekend as we covered nearly anything and everything going down around town. With so many photos, stories, and videos being cranked out, you may have missed some great stuff. So here’s a quick recap of some of our best links from All-Star ’09…

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Spy in the Skybox: Sunday Night Edition

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It’s finally the day we’ve all been waiting for.  There has been a lot of build-up and tons of great stuff put out by Suns.com.  With 9 people roaming around Phoenix and reporting everything they’ve experienced on Suns.com, you can check out what was happening at All-Star Weekend even if you weren’t able to attend yourself.  But everything that we’ve done during the past week was to prepare for tonight’s game.  For three hours, you’ll be able to watch arguably the best basketball players in the world play together on one court.  For basketball fans, there isn’t much better than this.  

Check back throughout the evening for live updates on the game and events in the arena that you may not see on TV.
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Stern Gives Address to the Media



Stern created a legacy that will live on forever for Bill Russell on Saturday.
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It’s never a dull moment with NBA Commissioner David Stern, and as he held his annual press conference before All-Saturday tipped off, he had yet another trick up his sleeve. Although the Commissioner provided a full recap of everything occurring around the league, the main story of the event was the honoring of one of the greatest basketball legends of all-time. [Read more...]

Spy in the Skybox: Saturday Night Edition

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It’s time for All-Star Saturday Night!  And Suns.com’s Dan Hilton (and possibly some special guests from other Suns.com crew members located throughout the building) will be providing live coverage of the event from high above the rafters at the US Airways Center.  Check back throughout the event to get information you won’t see anywhere else on the web! [Read more...]

Stars Give Favorite Shaq Stories

It's well known that Shaq is a clown, but the Hornets' David West claims that he's a psychic. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

it's well known that Shaq is a clown, but the Hornets' David West claims that he's a psychic. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

With Shaq acting as host for 2009 NBA All-Star, Suns.com thought it would be appropriate for some if his guests – other All-Stars from around the league – to reflect on their favorite memories of the Big Cactus. Let’s hear what they had to say: [Read more...]

Shaq at All-Star: In His Own Words

O'Neal was "Shaquacious" with the media today. (David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images)

O'Neal was "Shaquacious" with the media today. (David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images)

As one of the most dominant players to ever play the game on the court and one of the most charismatic to chat with off of it, the media rolled over in droves to hear what Suns center Shaquille O’Neal had to say about his 15th All-Star appearance. 

Suns.com was on hand to record every second of the Big Cactus’ meeting with the press today, so we thought we’d provide you with some of the best snippets. Below is Shaq in his own words: [Read more...]

Spy in the All-Star Skybox: Rookie Challenge Edition

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Dan Hilton will be following the Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam live during the first half on Friday night.  Check back throughout the game for insights you won’t get anywhere else!

8:02 pm – The rookies are up by only three at halftime after Green made an amazing halfcourt shot at the buzzer.  It’s been a very entertaining game.  I think it goes to show what type of players the NBA has to look forward to.  This is a great showcase to see what these guys can do when the veterans aren’t around.  And they should only get better as they get more time in the league.   

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Amusing All-Star Tidbits

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Putting yourself in a photo not only proves that you showed up to work, but that you are, with a question, a two-bit hack. (Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images)

If you are a hoops fanatic chances are you are doing two things: You’re either in Phoenix right now for 2009 NBA All-Star or you are glued to the computer because reading all of the morsels of information that we are feeding you. [Read more...]

Walk Adds One More to List of All-Star Picks

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Here we are, Suns fans, just a few days away from the All Star game and it occurred (with the help of an unknown fan) that I made a serious error in leaving our Big Cactus off of my picks for the game.

First, I need to explain that the fine fellows who bring this website and all it’s amazing stuff to you asked me to pick just five for each squad.  That was quite nearly impossible for me and I must admit I am generally adept at coloring outside the lines so I picked  8 or 9 guys for each.  So right off the bat I blame the guys upstairs.

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