I’ve seen the future.
As a fan inside the organization you get the opportunity to see things, whether you’re supposed to or not, that other fans don’t necessarily get a chance to. You get a look behind the proverbial curtain that you can only dream about as a child. It’s things like seeing inside the locker room and the training room. Getting to know the players and sitting down to have conversations with the legends of the team. Sometimes you even get a chance to help shape the future of the organization in one way or another. I’ve been privileged to get to do all of those things in my brief time working for the team.
Some fans haven’t been happy as of late. I can understand why. You may feel unlistened to or hurt for one reason or another. You’re entitled to your feelings, but I can tell you this, don’t believe everything you read or see. It may not exactly be true.
Yes, that is right, I’ve seen the future and it includes the color purple and I’m not talking about the book or the movie starring Oprah.
I didn’t take a time machine or need any special ESP or even ESPN to get this vision. I’ve been privileged to be a part of the discussions and I can assure you purple is part of the Suns legacy and will be part of its future moving forward. Sure, there may be an emphasis on orange but that doesn’t mean the building once known as the purple palace and the team so eloquently dubbed the “Purple Gang from Phoenix” by Al McCoy has forgotten the importance of the color to the history of the team or its connection with fans.
There are exciting things on the horizon if you’re a Suns fan. As a fan, I’m proud to say I work for this organization and you should be proud to root for it. These things will come both on and off the court and yes, they’ll include that color we all know and love. The future is bright and like the actual Sun, Phoenix will rise. It’ll just happen in the West rather than the East.