Suns One On One: Foreign All-Star Games

Suns One On One host Greg Esposito sat down with P.J. Tucker and Goran Dragic to discuss their experience in foreign all-star games and find out what dunk one of these two won a dunk contest on. Hear all that and much more on this week’s episode.

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Top 5: Reasons Nash Is Best Suns Point Guard Ever

When starting this weekly ‘Top 5’ blog I could have decided on a simple subject matter to kick things off. Something like ‘the top 5 players in Suns history’ or ‘the top 5 things Charles Barkley said that shocked people’. You know, things that are easy and obvious. Instead I decided to save those for a week or two that I need to mail it in and not really think. (Memo to my bosses: don’t worry, I’ve never mailed anything in other than bills and the occasional magazine subscription.)

Instead of taking the easy road, I decided on something a little more challenging. As you can guess, thanks to the title, the first edition of ‘Top 5’ tackles why Steve Nash is the greatest point guard in Suns history. [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, 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. 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...]

Amusing All-Star Tidbits

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...]

Commissioner Stern Officially Tips Off Jam Session

Commissioner Stern tweets with his buddy Shaq in his spare time.
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2009 NBA All-Star officially tipped off with an opening ceremony that was held at Jam Session on Thursday afternoon. The event was hosted by legendary Suns broadcaster Al McCoy and attended by NBA Commissioner David Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver, Suns President & COO Rick Welts, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, City Councilman Michael Johnson, Head of adidas basketball Lawrence Norman, former Mercury star Jennifer Gillom and current Suns guard Leandro Barbosa. [Read more...]

5 Questions With Hall of Famer Rick Barry

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2009 NBA All-Star officially tipped off in Phoenix on Wednesday and one of the events that signified the beginning of the celebration was the appearance of Hall of Famer Rick Barry at the Suns Team Shop located inside the US Airways Center. The eight-time All-Star, who played for the Warriors, Nets and Rockets during his professional career, signed autographs for fans for an hour as the NBA debuted its All-Star merchandise in the team shop.

Barry, who was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, allowed to fire five questions in his direction about a variety of topics that included 2009 NBA All-Star, his playing days and where the basketball talent lies within his family.

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