On this April Fool’s Day, we rank the recent history of pranks done by the Phoenix Suns, who are known to be very practical joke friendly.
The Phoenix Suns are known to dabble in pranks from time to time. Most often, it is something cheesy the team does for the camera around Halloween, but through recent years, there have been some really good versions of this. There have also been some good quality player-on-player pranks worth pointing out.
I’m sure the best pranks are the ones we will never hear about, the kind of pranks you’d probably have to get Eddie Johnson and Tom Chambers a bit inebriated to share on a late evening about team hotels in the ’80s.
But since we don’t have Eddie Johnson, Tom Chambers, and Jack Daniels all in the same room, we’ll have to settle with what has been made public, or in some cases, done in public.
On this April Fool’s day, let’s go through the top 10 Phoenix Suns pranks in recent history:
Honorable Mention: The Dijon Thompson Upper Deck Trilogy
This is more of an amusing anecdote rather than an actual Phoenix Suns-related prank, but, man, Google got me good on this one.
In my research for Phoenix Suns pranks, I ran into a link two or three pages down in the results that I thought was going to be absolute gold. The part of the page’s title that jumped out to me was 2005-06 Upper Deck Trilogy #95 Dijon Thompson Phoenix Suns.
I thought, “Someone from the Suns pulled an upper decker on someone? Wait, a trilogy?! It happened three times?! That’s both disgusting and amazing. I have to know more!”
Then, once I clicked on the page, I was taken to some crappy European site that was selling a 2005-2006 Phoenix Suns Upper Deck basketball card.
Ah, that Upper Deck. The card company. Gotcha.
Evidently “prank” is synonymous with “upper deck” in the search algorithm. Touché, Google. Touché.
To add further insult, the card was for random Suns player, Dijon Thompson, a rookie out of UCLA that year who only played in 10 games with the Suns and scored a total of 28 points for the team. That card can be yours for €0.66.