3 Phoenix Suns Stories That Need Their Own “Last Dance” Documentary

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We need a documentary about the 1992-93 Phoenix Suns playoff run

Winners may write the history books, but that does not mean the runner-up should be silenced. When looking at the 1992-93 season, the Suns fell short to Micheal Jordan’s Chicago Bulls, but a variety of factors made it one of the greatest seasons ever by a non-Finals winner.

Just making the Finals came as a major accomplishment for this Suns team being that they were led by a rookie head coach in Paul Westphal. Phoenix’s underdog mentality served them well even in that postseason’s early stages, as they came back from an 0-2 deficit in a five game series during the first round.

The Suns went on to take down the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals, where Charles Barkley hit a series-clinching shot with 1.8 seconds to go. After that, they defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in seven games.

Although Phoenix did lose their championship series vs the Bulls, they did win a triple overtime game vs Chicago, being one of only two teams in NBA history to accomplish such a feat.

After the Finals loss though, we witnessed one of the greatest displays of team appreciation by fans in sports history. Even though the Suns came up short, 300,000 fans showed out to support the team in their return home, even with it being 105 degrees outside.

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A bittersweet ending to a fantastic story, a 1992-93 Suns documentary would be perfect for any young Suns fan looking to learn more about the team’s history or an older one craving nostalgia.