Grant Hill is having quite the spring. [Read more...]
Compared to playing in Greece, where I played a year ago, the travel schedule is hectic in the NBA. There are a ton more games in the NBA and the length of the season is much longer. [Read more...]
A lifelong Phoenix Suns fan, not to mention comic book and cartoon writer, Adam Beechen contributes to Suns.com as a regular “super fan” blogger. [Read more...]
ESPN aired a film entitled “The Fab Five,” which was a look into the basketball careers of former Sun Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson from 1991 to 1993 on Sunday night. Rose, who was the executive producer of the film and a former Suns, has been in the media spotlight after making certain remarks about opposing Duke players such as Suns forward Grant Hill. [Read more...]
Normally after a tough back-to-back, the Suns would have a day off the day after, especially when the next game is two days away. [Read more...]
About 8-10 minutes before the deadline for signing contract extensions expired last night, Jared Dudley inked a deal that could keep him a Sun for possibly five more years. [Read more...]
Most of the Suns are picking the U.S., but not all of them…
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With the semifinals of the 2010 FIBA World Championships looming Saturday, predictions and thoughts on who the champion will be are being bandied about the US Airways Center.
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...]
Suns forward Grant Hill is listed as probable for tomorrow night’s home game against the Timberwolves. [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.