The Phoenix Suns are the newest version of the league’s potential dynasty. Okay, maybe that is overreacting a bit after just one preseason game, but it’s hard not to. Basketball is back, and the Suns looked great; even the bench unit and new pieces outside of the stars and starters looked great.
This team looked like a well-oiled machine against a bad Detroit Pistons team. They cracked 46 points in the first quarter, which led to a nearly 30-point lead several times. Of course, they almost blew that lead, as they went into overtime and barely squeaked out a win, but they won nonetheless.
Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Beal all only played 13, 14, and 15 minutes each, so we didn’t get to see a ton of the three together. But, we saw enough. We definitely saw enough to know that the core of this group is good enough to play together.
People always use the excuse of “there is only one ball” when superstars get together. However, guys as good as Booker, Durant, and Beal know how to coincide together. We saw that when the three were on the court together for the little time they were.
It’s exciting, to be honest. I mean, heck, Devin Booker sure is excited. His recent Instagram story will tell you exactly how he feels about it all. He posted a video for Spider-Man: No Way Home, in which all three Spider-Man actors from the three different movies come together into one movie. It was magnificent if you’re a nerd like me.
But the video signifies that he is excited about this and views them all the same as himself. No one is better or above the other. They are all the heroes that have been assigned to bring home the NBA Finals Trophy.
It’s a fun movie that Spider-Man and Marvel fans all needed, just like Suns fans need this big three. They are willing to do whatever it takes to win. I mean, we even saw Booker play a bit of point guard.