Tucker Keeps Perspective



Tucker knew that going negative would never take him anywhere.
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A lot of professional athletes catch a bad rap for not appreciating where they came from and what they’re doing. Those athletes aren’t Alando Tucker. Despite all the excuses in the world to turn negative while growing up, Tucker refrained. Now after not having the option his contract picked up by the Suns and receiving very little playing time, the former Big Ten Player of the Year still remains positive that brighter days lie ahead in his latest blog. [Read more...]

Suns Get a Jump on the Season

The leadership provided by Nash and Hill is already paying dividends.
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This weekend, most people will be enjoying the last few moments of summer. Whether they sail off to their favorite get-away destination, or decide to remain in town for a “staycation,” one constant exists, the offseason is finally over. [Read more...]

Offseason Update



Clark is currently in New York for the rookie transition program.
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For Phoenix Suns fans that are embroiled in the dog days of summer and are looking for a little basketball fix, you’re in luck. Suns.com caught up with Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr to find out what the players have been doing with their summer. Let’s take you through the roster player-by-player: [Read more...]

Dragic Steals Show From Tamia?

Dragic sang a song he never heard in his life. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty)

Dragic sang a song he never heard in his life. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty)

Where would a Suns fan head to watch forward Lou Amundson recite “Ice, Ice, Baby?” Well, the annual Suns & Stars Gala of course. [Read more...]

Shaq Plays Goalie at Practice

Shaq can reject shots in all sorts of ways.

Shaq can reject shots in all sorts of ways.

Shaq is obviously a man of many talents. A Renaissance man of entertainment… if you would. He’s already known for his dancing, rapping and comedic abilities, but what you didn’t know, is that he is also quite the… soccer goalie. [Read more...]

Shaq Makes Levitation a Reality



Shaq is assisted by his “Levitation Process Crew.”
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I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but during player introductions, Suns center Shaquille O’Neal has been making his way onto the court in quite the unique manner. [Read more...]

Tucker: My Uncommon Habit



If we win the NBA Championship someday, I’ll pop the champagne, but I’m not drinking it.
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A lot of people are surprised when they get to know me and find out that I’ve never had a drink in my life.

My decision not to drink started when I was about 10 or 11 years old. My older brother, Antonio, and I decided to make a pact, where we’d never drink, never smoke and never put tattoos on our body.

Those were the three decisions that we made and we’ve stuck to them. [Read more...]

Tucker to Undergo Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Tuesday


Tucker averaged 12.5 points a game during the preseason.
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After playing so well in training camp and in the preseason, Suns swingman Alando Tucker had his momentum put on pause when he was forced to sit out the first three games of the regular season with injured hamstrings. With the pain trickling down from his hamstrings to the back of his knee, team doctor Thomas Carter decided to take a closer glance at Tucker’s left knee. [Read more...]