Suns Season Full of Surprises

As you grow up sometimes you see your childhood heroes in a new light, and sometimes that light isn’t flattering. Other times it’s just plain scary or, at the very least, completely surprising.

I experienced that firsthand the other day while watching television. During my one free hour not spent focusing on the Suns, one of the mindless shows I watch went to commercial before I could fast-forward with the DVR remote, and I was greeted with an image of a sports idol from my youth. It was a face familiar to any Suns fan that has been in the Valley for years, yet there was something completely different about him. That was because this individual was wearing a little black dress, had shaved legs and was wearing a wig. [Read more...]

The Suns May Have Found Socks 2.0

When you think fashion in the NBA you probably think of long shorts, throwback jerseys, sneakers and the occasional pair of glasses that resemble something that came from the Steve Urkel collection. (Sorry, I won’t name names. SportsCenter does that for me.)

If fans ever talk about players based on what they wear it’s usually about their headbands or their new signature kicks. Rarely do they notice a player’s socks. In the mid 90s Suns fans were the exception. They took note of guard Elliot Perry’s knee-high tube socks. The long white hosiery with the embroidered blue and red NBA logo swallowed his leg from toe to calf like a cotton python. The unique look earned him the simple, yet appropriate, nickname, ‘Socks’. [Read more...]

Suns Inspired By Red Tails

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It’s not uncommon for Suns players to get together on the road and catch a movie. What is uncommon is that one of them may be personally connected to the film that they’re watching. [Read more...]

Michael Redd Is Worth Rooting for

When you work for a professional sports team or in media there’s one unwritten rule everyone knows you’re never supposed to break. It’s a rule that is simple yet important: remain unbiased by not cheering in the press box.

Then again, rules are made to be broken. [Read more...]

Redd Blogs About His Suns Debut

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After almost a nine-month layoff from playing competitive basketball, sharpshooter Michael Redd made his Suns debut against the Cavs on Thursday. Like the former All-Star hadn’t missed a beat, Redd uncorked eight first-quarter points as the first man off the bench for the Suns. Check out Michael’s account of the night below: [Read more...]

Searching For Reddemption

“Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

Those are the words Tim Robbins’ character, Andy Dufresne, sends to his friend Red, played by Morgan Freeman, in the movie Shawshank Redemption. They are also words that aptly fit the newest member of the Suns, even if his name has an extra d at the end. [Read more...]