Suns One On One: SI’s Jack McCallum on ’93 Finals

Suns One On One host Greg Esposito caught up with Sports Illustrated’s Jack McCallum ( @McCallum12) to talk about his piece entitled “The Best Finals Ever” about the Suns-Bulls duel in the desert in 1993. McCallum shares his memories of being courtside and provides some insight that counteracts what many believe about the series clinching shot by John Paxson. They talk about that and much more on this edition of the show.

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What If… Social Media Existed During the 1993 NBA Finals

 

How do you know when you have a problem?

I only ask because I’m starting to think I might have one involving the Phoenix Suns and NBA TV. Over the last week the network has been airing the best games of the 1993 playoffs. While that sounds like a great thing on the surface — I mean really, who wouldn’t want to relive when Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson, Dan Majerle and the rest of the Suns wreaked havoc on a good portion of the NBA — but when you dig a little deeper there’s just one major problem. No matter how many times I try to act like the Man of Steel — the superhero not the former center — in Superman: The Movie I just can’t fly fast enough to turn back time and change the way that season ended. Alright, I’ll be honest, I can’t fly at all but hoping and wishing it will end differently hasn’t worked either. [Read more...]

Shaq at All-Star: In His Own Words

O'Neal was "Shaquacious" with the media today. (David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images)

O'Neal was "Shaquacious" with the media today. (David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images)

As one of the most dominant players to ever play the game on the court and one of the most charismatic to chat with off of it, the media rolled over in droves to hear what Suns center Shaquille O’Neal had to say about his 15th All-Star appearance. 

Suns.com was on hand to record every second of the Big Cactus’ meeting with the press today, so we thought we’d provide you with some of the best snippets. Below is Shaq in his own words: [Read more...]