#1: The Valley Boyz Movement
It is hard to pinpoint the exact date Valley Boyz come into existence, but what we can say for sure is that Kelly Oubre was the brains behind it, and it rose to fame in 2019.
The best thing about the Valley Boyz movement is that it established a much-needed culture around the Phoenix Suns.
Devin Booker is the only remaining player on the team from two years ago. That kind of roster turnover is completely insane, and led to a disjointed identity (along with many losses).
Enter Kelly Oubre and the Valley Boyz moniker. Even if it probably started off as just a cool name to call themselves, it has evolved into a culture everyone can identify with. It means a group a guys who will play hard while having a blast, oh, and look good doing it.
When Oubre set up his Valley Boyz retail pop up shop before the season started, it generated a line around the building (in addition to a lot of money toward hurricane relief in the Bahamas). It was a bandwagon on which Suns fans were eager to jump and show off their pride being on.
It has even led to a promotional bobble head series the Suns, featuring Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, and Kelly Oubre decked out in fashionable attire. It isn’t your average bobble head, just like the Valley Boyz aren’t your average group of guys.
Hopefully this momentum will carry them into what will be a much more prosperous 2020.