Thank You John Paxson?

Time flys by when you’re having fun, or attending a large amount of therapy. Twenty years ago on June 20, 1993 I stopped having a lot of the former and began the latter.

That’s because on that night at the America West Arena (now known as the US Airways Center) the Bulls’ John Paxson hit a 3-pointer to end the 1993 NBA Finals . It also ended the Suns’ best chance at winning a title, at least in my opinion. It’s a moment that I remember frame by frame to this day, although my brain has injected Don Henley’s “The End of the Innocence” blaring on the arena PA system. The song’s refrain kicks in just as Mark West looks up to see the dagger fall through the net. Other than that, it is a completely untainted memory even two decades later. That’s because, at just nine years old, it was my first experience with true heartbreak. [Read more...]

The Longest Day in Suns History

June 20th is the longest day of the year.

Not just because it’s the summer solstice and our second grade science teacher told us it is back in the day, but because of something that changed the lives of Suns fans forever 19 years ago.

It’s the longest day of the year because on this day in 1993 John Paxson found a way to act like a character from Mortal Kombat and reach into the metaphorical chest of Suns fans to rip out their collective hearts. [Read more...]