Bad Reaction to Suns Pick Not Always a Bad Thing

This may seem odd as an employee of the Phoenix Suns, but I’m hoping fans boo the team’s 2012 draft pick and it’s not because I have some sick desire to lose my job.

Before you bring out the straight jacket and treat me like I’m Charlie Sheen after a bender, hear me out.

Over the years, Suns fans booing a draft pick has been a pretty good barometer of future success. As in, when we boo, the player tends to far exceed our expectations. It’s kind of like the Bizarro version of Superman. [Read more...]

Vote for the Valley's Best Annual Gala!



Fans pose with the Suns and Kool & the Gang at last year’s gala.
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Phoenix Suns Charities Suns & Stars Gala is up for Best Annual Gala based on voting conducted by Arizona Foothills Magazine! The voting has started and runs through November. [Read more...]

Is There a Spurs Curse to Reverse?



Hill said some of the characters may be the same, but this isn’t the same Suns-Spurs series of the past.
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One of the most interesting aspects of sports is that it provides a stage for beliefs to be tested. The second-round series between the Suns and Spurs sets the backdrop for one of the greatest age-old questions to be pondered: does the supernatural exist in sports? [Read more...]

Stoudemire to Hold Youth Basketball Academy

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Suns All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire announced his Youth Basketball Academy for boys and girls ages 8-15 from June 7-10, 2010 at the Arizona Premier Basketball Academy in Gilbert, AZ. The Academy will run daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with an early departure on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. It is limited to the first 125 kids. [Read more...]

Celebrity Shootout Brings Hollywood to Phoenix



Where else can you see a Common-Lieberman duel but in the Celebrity Shootout?
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Although the Lakers will be rolling into town to take on the Suns this Friday, the Suns already brought L.A. to Phoenix this past weekend. Hollywood descended upon US Airways Center this past weekend when celebrities traded in the red carpet for the hardwood in the 9th Annual Jack in the Box Celebrity Shootout. [Read more...]

Amundson Learns Business Side of Basketball

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How does graduating cum laude in English and philosophy prepare you to be an NBA team’s union rep? According to Suns forward Louis Amundson, not very well. [Read more...]

Suns Return to Earlier Form

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For the Suns, it’s all a matter of returning to what worked early. [Read more...]

Nash Conducts Twitterview

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Just as savvy in multi-media world as he is on the court, Steve Nash conducted an interview via Twitter on Wednesday for all of his tweeple. [Read more...]

STAT Appears on SI Kids Radio Show

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Amar’e Stoudemire, who created a created the Each One Teach One Foundation to help at at-risk youths after arriving in the NBA, appeared on a Sports Illustrated for Kids’ radio show for a short Q&A yesterday. [Read more...]

Trade Talk 101



With the trade deadline approaching fast, Kerr and the front office have been receiving a lot of calls recently.
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It’s that time of the year again. With the trade deadline a mere month away, the rumor mill has officially begun to churn about which teams around the league are looking to make moves or trade away some of their personnel. [Read more...]