Entries from May 2011

Assessing the NBA’s gay future

May 21st, 2011 · 11 Comments

For those not interested in thinking about the growing relationship between sports and social issues, this is your warning to stop reading. Whether you like it or not, as a basketball fan, there are going to be times when sports and society become intertwined. Now is one of those times. In case you hadn’t noticed, […]

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Jared Dudley keeps improving on his journey to a starting spot

May 20th, 2011 · 16 Comments

PHOENIX — When the Phoenix Suns acquired Jared Dudley from the Charlotte Bobcats in December of 2008 he was something of an afterthought in a deal involving Jason Richardson, Raja Bell and Boris Diaw. At the time he was a pudgy performer too short to play power forward and too slow and not a good […]

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Phoenix Suns land 13th overall pick in 2011 NBA Draft

May 17th, 2011 · 19 Comments

Phoenix’s 2.2 percent chance of moving into the 2011 NBA draft’s top three wasn’t enough on Tuesday as the lottery odds held true and the Suns will indeed select 13th overall come June 23. Vice President of Player Programs Mark West couldn’t bring any luck to Secaucus, N.J., where the Cleveland Cavaliers stole the spotlight […]

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Phoenix Suns seeking a miracle in draft lottery

May 17th, 2011 · 7 Comments

There’s a 96 percent chance the Phoenix Suns will pick 13th in the 2011 NBA Draft (that is, assuming Sarver doesn’t sell the selection). Tonight we will find out whether the Suns’ 2.2 percent long shot at a top-three pick comes through to change the tenor of the current rebuild vs. status quo argument. The […]

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Phoenix Suns president Rick Welts announces he’s gay

May 15th, 2011 · 18 Comments

Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts chipped away at one of professional sports’ largest barriers on Sunday as he told The New York Times he’s gay, making him the first prominent executive in the professional sports industry to announce his homosexuality. “This is one of the last industries where the subject is off limits,” Welts told […]

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Steve Nash The Documentary: Coming soon

May 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

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