NBA’s lockout unlikely to end as NFL’s did

July 30th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Football fans everywhere rejoiced Monday when the NFL lockout officially ended with nothing more than one exhibition game missed. That outcome of what was an ugly situation may have provided basketball fans with some hope that the NBA’s labor dispute will come to an end without any lost games. However, while both lockouts ultimately happened […]

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Lockout could steal good basketball from the likes of Steve Nash and countless other stars

July 4th, 2011 · 18 Comments

Even before the NBA lockout went official, players, fans and owners were lamenting who would be hurt most by a work stoppage. And you’re certain to catch an earful if you say it’s anyone other than the fans — the ones not making seven figures. But fans and players are jointly affected if a season […]

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Tags: Lockout · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

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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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Rick Welts

Jimmer Fredette as a Phoenix Sun is intriguing but questionable

May 9th, 2011 · 20 Comments

Since ESPN’s Chad Ford released his first NBA mock draft (Insider) last week, there has been a quiet buzz on Planet Orange about who the Suns, a team not used to the lottery, might take. As our friend Adam Green at ArizonaSports.com was quick to point out, Ford predicted the Suns will select Brigham Young […]

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Tags: Draft · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Preview: Phoenix Suns (38-41) at Dallas Mavericks (54-25)

April 10th, 2011 · 16 Comments

Dallas Mavericks 115, Phoenix Suns 90 With the postseason out of the question, is there really much left to play for? Is it worth it to keep running the starters out there and playing them 30 or more minutes, risking injury? Ask Suns coach Alvin Gentry or any player on the team and you’d almost […]

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Preview: Toronto Raptors (20-50) at Phoenix Suns (35-34)

March 23rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Phoenix Suns 114, Toronto Raptors 106 It’s hard to imagine any team coming back full strength less than 24 hours after what the Phoenix Suns went through on Tuesday night. In what was, without a doubt, one of the most thrilling games of the 2010-2011 NBA season, the Suns fell in triple overtime to the […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Toronto Raptors