Suns Earn Assist Off The Court

It was once said that the measure of a man’s character is what he does when no one is looking. The same can be said for a sports organization.

While the main purpose of a franchise is to put an exciting product on the court, it’s what it can do to lift up the city it calls home that may leave the longest lasting impact. Wins and losses come and go each year but being able to affect the lives of those in need without bringing much attention to it can last a lifetime. [Read more...]

Gorilla Included in 'Most Popular Sports Mascots'

Being a professional sports team mascot is, well, monkey business. That’s what makes the Gorilla the perfect man, or is that primate, for the job.

Despite being born for his role in the NBA, one news outlet doesn’t think he’s the best mascot in the league, let alone in all of sports. That source is Forbes, which put out its “Most Popular Sports Mascots” list – as opposed to its “Most Popular Corporate Mascot” list? — on Monday. [Read more...]

Verve Sol Patrol Holding Auditions

(Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

Have you ever had the urge to run at full speed, jump off a trampoline and dunk in front of 18,000 fans while the Suns Gorilla cheers you on? [Read more...]

Suns Performer Jumps Through Hoops

(Stefan Swiat/Suns.com)

What do you get when you mix a competitive gymnast with a mechanical engineering student that loves to just off of trampolines with the Suns’ Gorilla? Apparently, a media senstation. [Read more...]

The Clone Wars Continue

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Okay, it wasn’t really all that long ago, and it was actually on an orange planet pretty close by. But if you attended our game on April 11, you enjoyed a thrilling double-feature, as the Suns beat the Rockets on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars Night.”

The hardwood court at US Airways Center was invaded by Stormtroopers, bounty hunters and Sith Lords during the elaborate pre-game introductions, while the Gorilla used the Force to fight off the Dark Side and defeat the Rockets’ bear mascot, and the Suns Dancers wowed the crowd in vintage Princess Leia attire.

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