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Steve Nash didn’t play his entire career with the Phoenix Suns. He actually sucked, at least relative to what he would become, during his first stint in Arizona. Nobody saw a future MVP blooming when a rookie Nash averaged just 3.3 points and 2.1 assists per game in 1996-97. Nobody foresaw that 15 years into the future, the entire city, or at least so it seemed, would stand on its feet in unison to say a possible goodbye to the point guard wizard who never complained, even as the Suns front office repeatedly sold first-round draft picks and allowed high-profile free agents to walk.You want to see a one-way loyalty street in the NBA? Look back and watch how Nash handled himself when the Suns kept declining chances to improve a Western Conference contender and then finally let Joe Johnson, and Shawn Marion, and Amare Stoudemire, depart. Watch how he kept doing his thing, licking his fingers and slicking his hair back, running Phoenix’s offense to near-perfection even when Grant Hill...
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PHOENIX -- A season that encouraged Phoenix Suns fans to absorb constant reminders regarding the proper time to rise and put on their game faces concluded Wednesday night with an unsanctioned recommendation.
Despite the lack of official billing, it was easy to consider the otherwise meaningless -- but brutally ironic -- date with the San Antonio Spurs as an appropriate time to rise...
I’m covering the game from the TD Garden for CLNS Radio, so you can check my entire injury update there.But here’s an excerpt about Kevin Garnett, who will miss tonight’s game with a hip flexor.The Celtics are looking to rest their players and tune up for the playoffs, but that isn’t the only motivating factor behind sitting Garnett.Rivers noted that he planned to play...
If you missed the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs game last night, you also missed this poetic, endearing, heart-warming standing ovation that Steve Nash received from Phoenix. The Suns were eliminated from a possible post season, Tuesday, when the Jazz defeated them and it was last week that Steve Nash surpassed the great Oscar [...]
Steve Nash will be remembered for being one of the best point guards in the NBA. However, after this photo was taken, fans may not be able to take the Suns guard too seriously. Check out Thursday's #NESNcaption winners below. Mike McIsaac I'm a little teapot short and stout Rob Woodworth Nobody look! I can't go when you stare! Alex Joseph Hachey Hate these outdoor games...
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The center, who has struggled but generally played through the pain of a sore hip flexor this season, actually requested to miss his second straight game, which the C’s won, 78-66. Garnett and Pierce...
Last week after the Phoenix Suns visited San Antonio and were defeated by the Spurs 105-91, I had a chance to speak with Suns All-Star point guard Steve Nash.
Though Nash only played six minutes in the double-digit win for the Spurs, he was able to speak on why the Spurs are so good this year, and he said it all starts with their aging big man, Tim Duncan.
“Well Timmy’s amazing...
The Phoenix Suns have increased their odds of winning the NBA Draft lottery to the plucky range of 0.6 percent.
While securing this prime, talent-pouncing position, they watched their shot at participating in the 2012 NBA playoffs fall to zero.
Tuesday night's 100-88 loss to the Jazz in Utah officially provided the Suns with a lottery ticket and killed a bid for the postseason...
The best/worst part? How at the beginning of this particular Phoenix Suns postgame segment — which just so happened to be following quite possibly the last game Steve Nash plays as a member of the team — the penis sign is way on the other side of the crowd from the two signs which bear [...]
Back in 1999, after another condensed lockout season, a young player on an eighth team made a promise.
It was the promise heard 'round the world as Kevin Garnett proclaimed he and his Minnesota Timberwolves would "shock the world" against the first-seeded San Antonio Spurs, who went on to beat the Wolves and win their first NBA title.
History apparently repeats itself...
When I think of Kevin Garnett, impeccable post footwork, unselfishness, endangered basket stanchions, silky midrange jumpers, streams of unfiltered cuss words, bulging veins and occasionally misplaced (or, more likely, well-placed) elbows come to mind. When I think of Ryan Hollins, my mind skips immediately to rebounding, or rather a frustrating lack thereof, alley-oops, underrated...
The Boston Celtics will have an additional guest with them for their playoff series against Atlanta - Flip Saunders.
The former Washington Wizards coach, who also coached Kevin Garnett for a number of years in Minnesota, will be traveling with the team when they face the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round playoff series that will begin on Sunday in Atlanta.
More than anything...
8 a.m.: The customers should get what they paid for on Thursday when the Celtics close the regular season against the Bucks. Many of the Celtics' stars took a seat in the Celtics' last two games as head coach Doc Rivers opted to rest them for the playoffs. With his stars rested and the door left open to grab home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, though...
Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and a host of others did not play for the Boston Celtics. The offense was carried by Aleksandar Pavlovic with 16 points, surpassing his previous season high by 6 points. Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James did not play for Miami, which was led by Dexter Pittman (12 points) and James Jones (11 points). If you missed this game, I’m sure...
On Tuesday night, while the Boston Celtics threw together a roster most fans have not seen or recognized, Kevin Garnett, Mikael Pietrus, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Greg Stiemsma rested. One resting Celtic that showed his warm heart by meeting with a fan who had his life threatened by a stray bullet. Yes, you heard [...]