So MVP Dirk Nowitzki is at some weight-loss farm near Dallas as his NBA world champion Mavericks try to pull it together in this strike-abbreviated season. Go figure, the desperately trying-to-pull-it-together Phoenix Suns visited Texas last night, and still lost a tough one to the Dirk-less ... More >>
suns.com Steve Nash had a double/double against the Mavs. Alvin Gentry and Steve Nash complained about it in their post-game remarks. As usual, the coach and the veteran point guard were on the same page. The Suns didn't hustle as a team. Too many Suns played like old ladies. ... More >>
Last night's amazing performance by onetime Phoenix Suns star Shawn Marion in the Dallas Mavericks' series-clinching win over the Oklahoma City Thunder was bittersweet for local fans.The Matrix, aka Shawn MarionMarion scored a season-high 26 points in the intensely fought game, and did a ter ... More >>
nba.com/sunsIt was a good losing effort from the Suns last night.The Phoenix Suns scrapped and clawed, in the words of Head Coach Alvin Gentry, but just couldn't get the job done against the Dallas Mavericks in a 112-106 loss last night. Dallas came out swinging, taking an early lead in the firs ... More >>
blog.newsok.com Steve KerrSteve Kerr is out as the Phoenix Suns director of basketball operations and general manager. The move, announced this afternoon by the team, shouldn't come as a big surprise to Suns fans. Kerr's contract was up June 30, and it wasn't looking like the former Arizo ... More >>
As the Phoenix Suns steel themselves for what promises to be a killer best-of-seven series against longtime nemesis San Antonio, The Matrix, a.k.a. Shawn Marion, pops into our sports-addled head. Once an almost-superstar with the Suns, and now relegated to a glorified journeyman role ... More >>
An awkward reunion for the Phoenix Suns
Courtesy of WikipediaWe've been alternately bored/annoyed by the Arizona Republic's series of top-10 lists devoted to summarizing the Aughts. We know it's a good way to fill the paper during a slow news week and all ... but, really, they couldn't come up with anything more interesting than ... More >>
Robert Horry and Steve Nash scuffle after Horry's infamous decking of Nash on May 14, 2007. The play sent the Suns into a tailspin they're still trying to recover from. Suppose for a sec that Robert Horry, on the morning of May 14, 2007, had looked in the mirror and said, "Today, I'm not go ... More >>
On tap tonight in Miami: basketball at its most poetic and primal. Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade, the NBA's most elegant player, will provide the athletic iambic pentameter. A couple of aging but still dominant alpha bulls named O'Neal -- the Heat's Jermaine, the Suns Shaquille -- will bang thei ... More >>
What a weekend for Planet Orange, and its largest inhabitant! We're beginning to think of the Phoenix Suns as a planet again, after back-to-back victories against the Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers at US Airways Center Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Shaquille O'Neal's certa ... More >>
For a precious few minutes in the first quarter of last night's Suns/Lakers game in La-La Land, the Suns held their own against the NBA's best. No, it was better than that. They were rolling, running, gunning, roaring. They were taking advantage of someone else's defensive miscues for a (pleas ... More >>
Well, it's official. Phoenix Suns head coach Terry Porter was fired today and replaced (on an interim basis) with long-time Phoenix assistant and former Los Angeles Clippers head coach Alvin Gentry (pictured). "I hired Terry because I believed he would be able to provide the balance o ... More >>
It was his first 30-point game since March 9, 2007 when he was with the Miami Heat. In fact, 36-year-old Shaquille O'Neal scored 35 points against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night to lead the Suns to a 125-110 victory, the team's largest point total of the year. We'd say th ... More >>
Rewind, for a moment, to the 2005-06 NBA season. The Miami Heat visit the Phoenix Suns in a marquee matchup. Talk of a future NBA Finals series between the two powerhouses flood the sports talk airwaves. But despite Shaquille O'Neal's (playing for Miami at the time) team-leading 13 rebounds, th ... More >>
Can aging behemoth bring the bling?
Can Suns bring home the hardware? Yes. Here's how.
Nash and Co. pump up the drama heading into the '07-'08 season
This dastardly dodo dogs Phil "Goober" Gordon, lambastes Gilbert mayor Steve Berman, and assigns guilt for the Suns' Game 6 loss
Phoenix Suns cut loose
This raucous raven demands: Is Westcor taking a cue from the Jim Crow South, or is io's closing really about a lame-o lease dispute?
The feathered fiend unloads on Mothers Against Illegal Aliens, Arizona Senate Prez Ken Bennett's brat and Suns play-by-play man Tom Leander's nicknaming fetish
The Phoenix Suns superstar has more to worry about than his ailing knees
Mary McCann sounds off
The Barkley-dominated Suns had a stranglehold on us. Team Nash is better. Let's go crazy!
These fish need a little more schooling
Here's the Suns
From the week of July 8, 1999