Before this Saturday’s 5 p.m. road game in Charlotte, head over to Turf Paradise for the annual running of the Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile – a stakes race named in honor of the late Suns Ring of Honor coaching great who was an avid horse-racing fan and a frequent patron of the racetrack. [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
(Photo Courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway)
Just when you thought Shaquille O’Neal had run out of firsts, “Diesel” trumps us again during his summer vacation.
The All-Star Suns center served as Grand Marshal for the Bombardier Learjet 550k at the Texas Motor Speedway on June 6, while also trying his hand as a member of a pit crew during a simulated pit stop prior to the IndyCar Series race. Armed with an air wrench, Shaq reportedly weathered some early challenges to finally get the better of one of the 50-pound tire changes.
The big man also joined three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford in the pace car that led the field to the green flag, tipping off the start of the race.
“It was phenomenal,” O’Neal told the Texas Motor Speedway. “I can see why it’s the No. 1 sport. I feel like a little kid in a candy store.
“When it comes to being an athlete, of course it’s nice to have the physical part but being an athlete is more mental than anything. It’s not easy driving 228 laps trying to be safe and from that point of view I would say they are phenomenal athletes.”
To read more about Shaq’s appearance at the Texas Motor Speedway, CLICK HERE.
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...]