Entries Tagged as 'Shaquille O’Neal'

Barkley ‘auditioning’ for Suns GM job, Shaq says on TNT

May 2nd, 2013 · 22 Comments

Shaquille O’Neal waited until the very end of Inside the NBA to drop the bomb, when only die-hard NBA and TNT crew fans were still watching. Barkley, O’Neal said, was “auditioning” for the Phoenix Suns general manager job. The Big Spoiler managed to sneak in the words amid his sometimes unintelligible voice, a few words […]

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Tags: Charles Barkley · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns News · Shaquille O'Neal

The secret behind the Phoenix Suns’ elite training staff

April 5th, 2012 · 43 Comments

PHOENIX — Channing Frye entered the penultimate game of last season in one of his patented shooting slumps. The Suns’ big man had misfired on 30 of his previous 39 three-pointers and 52 of his 82 attempts overall entering the April 11 game versus Minnesota. So clearly something had changed for Frye when he shot […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Grant Hill · Michael Redd · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Future flexibility advantageous for Phoenix Suns

July 16th, 2011 · 14 Comments

The Phoenix Suns have been searching for their next star to no avail for some time now, but they do possess one important asset that could eventually solve that problem: future cap space. I was updating the ValleyoftheSuns salary page the other day and it made me realize just how much future financial flexibility the Phoenix […]

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Tags: Future · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal

The Big Shaqtus calls it quits after an entertaining career

June 2nd, 2011 · 6 Comments

When Steve Kerr pulled the trigger on a trade that brought the Phoenix Suns one of the best big men in the history of the game, albeit in his older stages, he knew the deal would make him look like either a genius or a moron. In hindsight that answer is obvious as Shaq only […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal

Cavaliers 109, Suns 91 — Home dominance halted

December 22nd, 2009 · 10 Comments

PHOENIX — When I used to cover baseball, I always used to dread walking into a losing locker room because it felt like a morgue, with only a player or two staying around to speak with the media in hushed tones and the rest of the clubhouse eerily silent. That’s not a feeling I’ve experienced […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Cleveland Cavaliers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash · Turnovers

The return of the Shaqtus

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments

PHOENIX — Shaq, LeBron, Nash, Amare. There’s a palpable excitement in US Airways Center this evening as the Suns get set to take on one of the NBA’s elite teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a star-studded matchup. “It should be fun to play against these guys,” Suns head coach Alvin Gentry said about an hour […]

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal