Jermaine O’Neal and Kendall Marshall Go Way Back

Sometimes life comes full circle.

As kids we all worship certain people. Whether it be professional athletes, actors, writers, business leaders or reality television stars — a category newly added to the list for reasons beyond me — there are just individuals that we look up to and want to be around.

On a rare occasion you get to meet those people that hold a large influence over you and spend a few minutes in their presence. On an even rarer occasion, you get to actually work with them when you grow up.

At least that was the case for Suns rookie point guard Kendall Marshall. [Read more...]

One On One: Kendall Marshall

Suns One On One host Greg Esposito caught up with rookie point guard Kendall Marshall to talk about growing up in Virginia, how he fell in love with basketball, how his dad used to pay him to shoot, the invention of PassFir5t and much more. Plus he goes one on five answering five rapid fives questions. All that and more in this week’s edition of Suns One On One.

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If you could ask Kendall Marshall one question, what would it be?

Kendall Marshall D-League Tracker

With Suns rookie point guard Kendall Marshall on assignment with the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA Development League, Suns.com thought it would be best to keep you updated with how the team’s 2012 first-round draft pick is faring. Check back early and often to get the latest on how Marshall is doing! [Read more...]

Training Camp: Kendall Marshall has Bieber Fever

Training camp is as much about building relationships and camaraderie as it is about hard work, fundamentals and conditioning. That’s why it was about as shocking as someone having a drink on Mad Mennot at all — that after Tuesday evening’s practice the veterans decided to have a little fun.

Under the direction of the elder statesman Jermaine O’Neal, center Marcin Gortat surprised rookie Kendall Marshall with a little something he can wear around the rest of the week. [Read more...]

Marshall Learning What it Feels Like to be a Sun

It is that time of year again. No, it’s not time to sweat through your clothes thanks to 100+ degree heat. It’s that time when kids across the country are heading back to school and experiencing their first day of class.

Remember those days? Putting on the new clothes and shoes you were given that hopefully were cool enough, that moment you realized you’ve moved up in the world again and getting to see old friends you hadn’t seen in awhile.

There was something magical about that time. Especially how it all made you feel special and excited to be a part of something. Although he’s no longer going to class, Suns rookie guard Kendall Marshall got the opportunity to feel a little bit of that childlike excitement again earlier this week (minus the awkwardness of having to meet the new, slightly strange, teacher). [Read more...]

After the dark night, Suns look to rise

What do a 30-something billionaire playboy who fights crime dressed as a bat and a 45-year-old NBA franchise that battles its Western Conference foes and calls Phoenix home have in common? A lot more than you probably think. That is, if you don’t think like me.

If you know anything about me, which you probably don’t, there are two things I love in life, Batman and the Suns. (Oh, I should probably say my wife as well, so I have a place to sleep tonight.) That’s why, after seeing The Dark Knight Rises for the third time in as many weeks, I decided it was time to compare the two by taking quotes from the film and using them to explain their team’s offseason. [Read more...]

Marshall's (Numeric) Plan

We just met you, and this is crazy, but what’s your number, tell us maybe?

All right, no pop star – or is that one hit wonder – will be making a song about rookie point guard Kendall Marshall and what number he’ll decide to wear in the NBA, but it is a question fans have been asking and tweeting about for the better part of two weeks.

Sure, it may seem like a trivial thing, like whether or not Green Day’s “21 Guns” sounds like the Full House theme song (it does), but it’s something fans of both Marshall and the Suns take seriously. [Read more...]

Suns Players React to Marshall Pick on Twitter

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Marshall Should Remind You of a Certain Suns Guard

A rumor spread on Twitter Wednesday that it was Back to the Future day. People had the right idea, but the wrong date on the calendar. Thursday, at least in Phoenix, was truly back to the future for your Suns. Before my fellow internet nerds correct me, yes, I realize the actual day that Marty McFly fast forwards to is October 26, 2015, but on June 28, 2012 the Suns took a page from the past while looking toward the future.

That’s because, on that night in New Jersey’s Prudential Center (something that isn’t usually the normal for the NBA Draft), they selected a 6-3 guard who was known for his passing with a mid-first-round draft pick, despite already having an all-time franchise point guard. It’s something they did in 1996, too. [Read more...]