Suns Stand Pat on STAT, Day 2

Following Friday morning’s shootaround, it was business as usual for the Suns’ Amar’e Stoudemire.

And by “business as usual,” I mean the All-Star forward was yet again fielding questions about all those trade rumors even a day after the NBA’s trading deadline passed. Of course, this time they were all in the past tense. [Read more...]

A Go Story (aka a Shameless Suns Halloween Headline)

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It’s almost enough to even make the Suns Gorilla scream out in fright.

Earlier this month, the Suns closed out training camp in San Diego by checking out of the team hotel. That’s fortunate, because some guests never leave. [Read more...]

Suns Win Over Fans in Mexico

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Sunday’s 116-94 loss in Monterrey, Mexico, may have understandably left the now 3-3 preseason Suns disappointed, but the nearly 10,000 fans in attendance at Arena Monterrey were hard pressed to not find something to enjoy in this game. [Read more...]

Going to Mexico to Go Irish

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After a late Friday night via international charter, the Suns and 76ers tipped off their first day in Mexico with a different kind of exhibition at Monterrey’s Irish Institute. [Read more...]

My45 Good for Two New TV Specials

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If serious basketball withdrawals are starting to get to you, check out My45 this Tuesday night for a Suns doubleheader, starting at 9 p.m.

First up is the “Suns’ Sizzling Summer Special.” Host Tom Leander sits down with team President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr to discuss the “State of the Suns,” including the re-signing of Steve Nash and Grant Hill, the acquisition of free agent Channing Frye, the return of Head Coach Alvin Gentry and the drafting of Earl Clark and Taylor Griffin. Also featured, Eddie Johnson talks to All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire about coming back from a devastating eye injury and returning as the focal point in the Suns offense. Second-year man Goran Dragic walks us through the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. And then, EJ and Tom preview this year’s Suns squad and discuss all of the big changes around the NBA. 

Next up is the “Making of the Suns Dancers” at 9:30 p.m., chronicling the hectic week endured by the dancer hopefuls. It includes a behind-the-scenes look at the two-day dancer auditions, the lengthy selection process and four off-the-court finalist profiles.

If you miss Tuesday’s telecasts (or just love watching repeats), the specials will re-air on Fox Sports Arizona in HD starting this Friday at 5 p.m.

STAT's Ready for His Close-up

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If you’re looking for a much-needed offseason basketball fix, check out Amar’e Stoudemire’s video contributions via the All-Star forward’s own Youtube channel , STAT TV.  

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STAT Attends D.C. Vision Summit

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According to The Vision Council, an estimated 2.5 million eye injuries occur each year. Amar’e Stoudemire knows full well about the importance of good ocular health. The All-Star forward had his 2008-09 season cut short after February surgery to repair a detached retina, and he shared that experience while attending the third annual Vision Summit in Washington, D. C., last week.

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Matt Barnes Says Goodbye to 2008-09 Season

Matt Barnes lists playing with Grant Hill among his highlights of the 2008-09 season.

Hey fans, just wanted to make sure I check back in with you before this 2008-09 season comes to an end. You know, it’s kind of tough to swallow, having all of the talent we have here and to still be going home in a couple of days. I know the team is frustrated but right now our focus is on finishing the season strong. We owe that to our fans and want to be able to give the young guys a little bit of time to play. [Read more...]

Movin' on Up

 

Yes, there was a little extra spring in the ol’ step today, and the sky seemed even sunnier than usual.

That’s because tonight’s game had a little more personal anticipation attached to it. Namely, Suns.com finally got some front-row love at the game… okay second row, but for the first time the official online home of the Suns got to see things up close and personal with lower-level press box seating. [Read more...]

A Silver Lining

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It was muttered amongst the media. It was silently understood by some in the locker room. It is currently being shouted by fans on the Planet Orange message boards and outside the US Airways Center. “Typical.”

The Suns/Spurs dysfunctional relationship may have hung a loss on the Suns’ record, but there are a couple differences that point to a silver lining.

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