The one thing constant in the NBA is change and that changed swept over the organization when the Suns traded away center Shaquille O’Neal to the Cavaliers for center Ben Wallace, swingman Sasha Pavlocic, cash considerations and a second-round pick. [Read more...]
Nash accomplished a feat no one has ever done in the NBA.
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For any Suns fans that need to be talked off the ledge after watching their club miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003-04, here are some notes that will ease your pain. Remember, the team went 12-5 to finish the season (unfortunately, Dallas went 11-6) and only missed the eighth seed in the Western Conference by two games. Playing without their leading scorer Amar’e Stoudemire for the last 29 games of the season and sixth man Leandro Barbosa for seven games during a crucial playoff push, the Suns missed being the sixth seed in the West by just four games. Although some cloudiness may have rolled into the Valley, here are 10 pieces of plenty of silver lining that foster optimism: [Read more...]
If you looked towards the Suns’ horizon last night, you couldn’t tell if you were looking at a sunrise or sunset. Despite not making the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season, the arena contained more positivity and optimism than it did despair. [Read more...]
Don’t think for a second that Amar’e Stoudemire was out of mind and out of sight, just because he couldn’t see out of one of his eyes. The Suns All-Star made his return to the arena Saturday for the first time since his operation on Feb. 20. But this time, he was decked out in some serious shades. [Read more...]
Despite a 128-108 lost at the defending World Champion Celtics on Sunday, the sun seems to be slowly rising on Planet Orange lately. With more emphasis on running under new coach Alvin Gentry, the Suns seem to playing with a renewed sense of vitality and energy. Although they’ve lost Amar’e Stoudemire for the rest of the regular season and struggled as a team at times throughout the year, one gets the feeling that this team has a run left in them. So it got me to thinking, where have I seen this all before? [Read more...]
STAT and T.I. celebrated their musical collaboration Saturday.
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On Saturday, January 24, Suns forward Amar’e Stoudemire held a star-studded dinner and reception in Atlanta to celebrate the merging of his record label, Hypocalypto Entertainment, with Grand Hustle Records. Hypocalypto and will be under the umbrella of Grand Hustle, a record label created and run by acclaimed rapper, T.I. [Read more...]
That great American thinker, Ferris Bueller, once talked about how quickly life can change. In the NBA, life can move even faster than normal. [Read more...]
A new coaching staff. A different style of play – more emphasis on defense and no more “7 seconds or less” on offense. Preseason injuries to their 2 best players. A rookie backing up Steve Nash. Various family matters and league rulings that have pulled players from the lineup. An early schedule that included 5 of the first 7 games away from home. [Read more...]
Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr appeared on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug & Wolf Show this morning to talk hoops with the renown radio duo. Beginning his second season as a front office executive, Kerr commented about his relationship with former head coach of the Arizona Wildcats Lute Olson, as well as the state of the team as they head into the season. [Read more...]
I used to be frightened by the TeleTubbies. Well, frightened and somewhat intrigued at the same time. I’m still convinced there was some sort of subliminal messaging going on there, especially whenever that sun with the baby face would rise over the bunny farm and start to laugh. I have no idea what that was all about. I think it was laughing at the audience.
But this new hit kids show, Yo Gabba Gabba! disturbs me in an all-new way. I can’t tell you why exactly, because I loved Sesame Street as a kid and enjoyed watching Bear & the Big Blue House with my son when he was little. But there’s just something about giant furry creatures bouncing around with a dude in an orange jumpsuit that weirds me out.
What’s this have to do with our beloved Phoenix Suns, you ask?