Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright once remarked: Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles. To Phoenix sports fans, its only the desirable stuff that seems to land on our bigger, bolder, imagined rival to the west.
In the span of 24 hours, Valley fans will watch their former local coach (Mike DAntoni) and former local point guard (Steve Nash) take on our decidedly mediocre Suns at Staples Center as members of the reviled Lakers.
Less than a day later -- and nearly one week before two decidedly mediocre local teams battle for something called the Territorial Cup -- No. 21 USC will take on No. 17 UCLA at the Rose Bowl with the Pac-12 South Division title on the line.
Its enough to give a city a complex. But in our case, its too late. We already have an L.A. complex. And it stretches back nearly four decades.
In 1969, in what has become a key bullet point in the Valleys sports lore, the Suns lost the coin flip that determined the No. 1 pick in t...