Flashback Friday: 1993 NBA All-Star Game

Welcome to a new feature here on the blog we’re calling Flashback Friday where we fire up the Delorean to 88 mph — as long as we have enough plutonium — and take a look back at a part of Suns history.

This week we rummaged through the tape library and dusted off this classic look at the 1993 NBA All-Star Game in Utah. Remember that game? It was the one where the Suns coaching staff of Paul Westphal, Lionel Hollins and Scotty Robertson manned the helm of the Western Conference team. It was also the weekend Charles Barkley was a starter and the leading vote getter in the West, Dan Majerle came off the bench, Cedric Ceballos was defending his dunk contest championship and Connie Hawkins played in the legends game.

So won’t you take a walk down memory lane with us? We promise you won’t be disappointed (Disclaimer: We can’t really promise that but we have a good feeling that you’ll enjoy this.)

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...]