60 reasons it sucks to be a Phoenix Suns fan

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I don’t hate…I LOVE the Phoenix Suns


Technically nothing has changed, besides the roster.

The same owner that released goats in the general manager’s office still owns the team that does not have a winning record since 2014.

Imagine if you have been alive long enough and were around to see everything I have just mentioned. Being a Phoenix Suns fan is extremely hard, and I say all of this as a true, diehard fan.

I am sick and tired of the Suns’ disappointment and lack of relevance around the league.

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Growing up, Steve Nash was my idol and watching them run up and down the court and fill it up like they did was something that made me continue to play the game. When Robert Horry hip-checked Nash, I cried – I am not going to lie. I was so invested in that team even if I was young. I wanted to see them win that game and play in the Finals.

Although I was not alive for the majority of the Suns’ existence, that doesn’t stop the curiosity and still seeing the likes of Kevin Johnson, “Thunder” Dan Majerle, Charles Barkley, and so many other greats play and represent the Suns with pride. Heck, none did it better than the “Original Sun”, Dick Van Arsdale, who this franchise was built around, and he retired 20 years before I was born.

To see the organization become the laughing stock that it has within the past 9-10 years is saddening because I know how much better they could have done things.

It is easy for every team in the league to go back in time and critique moves they made and moves they failed to make.

With the Suns it is different because the fanbase here in Phoenix is one the league does not have in every city: it has fans writing an article on 60 ways it sucks to be a Suns fan, not because he hates the team, but because he loves his team that much.

It has fans that want nothing other than to see the team be relevant, let alone win a Championship.

It has fans that have had their hearts ripped out watching the blood run down Steve Nash’s face; who has seen Paxson’s shot go through the net; and so much more.

We the fans know what diehard really means; specifically going to games and not leaving, even though the team is getting blown out by 56 points.

Yeah, I did that.

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We know that we can’t leave this team. We as fans know, at least I know,  that one day when the Phoenix Suns are sitting at the top of the NBA as World Champs, all of this will have been worth it.