Suns point guard Goran Dragic was representing Slovenia in the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey before his team fell to Suns teammate Hedo Turkoglu and Turkey in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Take a look at Dragic’s play in the tournament by reading below. [Read more...]
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Yes Goran, you won the MVP.
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After making a name for himself domestically during the 2010 NBA Playoffs, Suns point guard Goran Dragic has continued that trend this summer, albeit internationally. [Read more...]
On a scale of 1-to-10, Coach Gentry gave his players’ performance at the Gala a -3.
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With all of the proceeds going to Phoenix Suns Charities, the Suns & Stars Gala is an event that allows Valley residents to rub elbows with Suns players and personalities. This year’s event took place Saturday at the Sheraton in downtown Phoenix and featured the legendary musical group Kool & the Gang.
As usual, there was a little surprise prepared for the guests. About midway through Kool & the Gang’s performance of “Ladies’ Night,” the Suns’ Goran Dragic, Robin Lopez, Earl Clark and Taylor Griffin stepped on stage to assist the band with their routine.
The four players, who had reportedly practiced singing and dancing to the song, received mixed reviews from their fellow teammates and coaching staff. Although Grant Hill, who is married to a Grammy-nominated singer, said that he enjoyed Dragic’s performance the most.
When probed about whether or not it was because Dragic “owned it,” Hill responded, “Yeah, if that’s what you want to call it.”
Gentry also wasn’t particularly impressed.
“On a scale of 1-to-10 I rate it about a -3,” the Suns Head Coach said. “Thank God they can play basketball. I rate it right up there with William Hung.”
Dragic maintains that he was bamboozled by the entertainment staff and was supposed to perform a dance that he had rehearsed but was never given the correct cue. Although the second-year man is crying conspiracy to all of those that will listen, the added structure probably wouldn’t have made much of a difference.
But to Dragic’s credit, he did leave it all out on stage, whereas Clark seemed a tad shaken by his solo performance.
“Earl was cool enough he thought he was at a Snoop concert,” Gentry added.
The surprise of the evening was Griffin, who actually showed some 70s flavor and funk with his dancing. At one point, he pulled a “Saturday Night Fever,” taking off his coat and tossing it a la Travolta while working the stage. The rookie forward also boasted the best singing voice of the foursome.
Although, it’s unlikely that a record contract will be signed anytime soon.
The cause raised roughly $1 million for charity.
If these two guys aren’t worried, should you be?
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Frye and Stoudemire should make for a potent frontcourt attack.
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From the basketball writer that predicted the Y2K hoax and Balloon Boy’s whereabouts, Suns.com’s Stefan Swiat will lay his already shattered reputation on the line to predict with all uncertainty, how the Suns will fare this season. Brace yourselves to see the limb he will not go out on: [Read more...]
You don’t see this everyday in the States.
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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...]
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