Entries from February 2009

J-Rich should probably hire a driver about now

February 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Jason Richardson picked a good time for another traffic violation to go under the radar. J-Rich has been charged with driving 90 in a 35 Sunday night, Scottsdale police told The Arizona Republic, after which he was arrested and taken to Scottsdale City Jail. Worst of all, J-Rich’s 3-year-old son was in the backseat without […]

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Tags: Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns News

A Big Cactus thrives, but leads to desert drought

February 16th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Suns fans should be celebrating Shaquille O’Neal winning co-MVP honors of their city’s All-Star Game with Kobe Bryant, an ending so scripted you’d think it came straight from an MTV reality show. Instead the lead story in this city centers around the dismissal of head coach Terry Porter in favor of assistant Alvin Gentry, a […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend · Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Phoenix Suns News · Shaquille O'Neal · Terry Porter · Trades

My All-Star Saturday

February 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX – All-Star Saturday 2009 will ultimately be remembered for KryptoNate Robinson leaping over Superman in a single bound, but that’s not all that went down Saturday in downtown Phoenix. From standing with the fans watching the inaugural edition of HORSE to getting my ass kicked by a 10-year-old in NBA Live 09 to end […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend

A basketball oasis in the desert

February 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX – It’s the happiest place on earth if you’re a hoops junkie. All-Star Jam Session, where basketball fans of all ages see their dreams come true. Sure, I was disappointed I couldn’t do the play call on a last-second shot of recent vintage – say Raja Bell’s three in the corner to tie Game […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend

A celebrity affair in downtown Phoenix

February 14th, 2009 · No Comments

PHOENIX – Any event featuring over-the-hill former stars and actors who think they can ball but can’t is not going to be pretty. You won’t see Dominique Wilkins winning a dunk contest any time soon when he could barely move up and down the floor, comedian Chris Tucker looked to have put on a few […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend · Amare Stoudemire · Dan Majerle

Porter to be fired?

February 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments

And we all thought this weekend would just be about good old-fashioned basketball and fun? Nope, Peter Vecsey of the New York Post stoked the Suns are going to fire Porter rumors by, well, writing in Friday’s column that the Suns will fire Porter, who would be replaced by general manager Steve Kerr. In a […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Rumors · Steve Kerr · Terry Porter