10 Notable Notes From the End of the Season


Nash accomplished a feat no one has ever done in the NBA.
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For any Suns fans that need to be talked off the ledge after watching their club miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003-04, here are some notes that will ease your pain. Remember, the team went 12-5 to finish the season (unfortunately, Dallas went 11-6) and only missed the eighth seed in the Western Conference by two games. Playing without their leading scorer Amar’e Stoudemire for the last 29 games of the season and sixth man Leandro Barbosa for seven games during a crucial playoff push, the Suns missed being the sixth seed in the West by just four games. Although some cloudiness may have rolled into the Valley, here are 10 pieces of plenty of silver lining that foster optimism: [Read more...]

Shaq Gets "Punk'd" by Lou

<br><strong>Shaq may look serene here, but Lou is in trouble. (Josh Greene/Suns.com)</strong>

Shaq may look serene here, but Lou is in trouble. (Josh Greene/Suns.com)

I never saw the resemblance between Suns forward Louis Amundson and famous prankster Ashton Kutcher until Tuesday, when the ponytailed reserve decided to punk the “Master of Mischief” himself, Shaquille O’Neal. [Read more...]

LB Optimistic About Returning Against Kings

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(Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images)

As the Suns make their run for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, they could receive a little aid from someone whose specialty is running. Scoring guard Leandro Barbosa is expected to return to the lineup tonight as Phoenix welcomes the last-place Kings. [Read more...]

Barbosa to Miss One to Three Weeks

Barbosa is helped off the floor by the Suns' training staff Wednesday. (Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty)

Barbosa is helped off the floor by the Suns' training staff Wednesday.(Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images)

 

The Suns’ push for the postseason just got a little tougher today when Suns head athletic trainer Aaron Nelson announced that Leandro Barbosa suffered a proximal tibial bone bruise Wednesday night. [Read more...]

Shaq Plays Goalie at Practice

Shaq can reject shots in all sorts of ways.

Shaq can reject shots in all sorts of ways.

Shaq is obviously a man of many talents. A Renaissance man of entertainment… if you would. He’s already known for his dancing, rapping and comedic abilities, but what you didn’t know, is that he is also quite the… soccer goalie. [Read more...]

Commissioner Stern Officially Tips Off Jam Session



Commissioner Stern tweets with his buddy Shaq in his spare time.
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2009 NBA All-Star officially tipped off with an opening ceremony that was held at Jam Session on Thursday afternoon. The event was hosted by legendary Suns broadcaster Al McCoy and attended by NBA Commissioner David Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver, Suns President & COO Rick Welts, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, City Councilman Michael Johnson, Head of adidas basketball Lawrence Norman, former Mercury star Jennifer Gillom and current Suns guard Leandro Barbosa. [Read more...]