By Brad G. Faye, Suns.com
Posted: Jan. 22, 2009
While Suns All-Star Game memories featuring players like Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire may still be fresh in Phoenicians' minds, it wasn’t all that long ago that guard Jason Richardson was also wowing fans during All-Star Weekend. J-Rich, however, made his impact on All-Star Saturday Night, when back in 2002 and '03 he became just the second player ever to win the Slam Dunk Contest in consecutive years. The other to accomplish the feat - a fairly popular Chicago Bulls guard by the name of Michael Jordan.
The Michigan native remembers Jordan’s accolades from All-Star Weekend well. But while most his age were wearing their No. 23 jerseys proudly in hopes they could someday be “like Mike," Richardson pledged his allegiance to another of the NBA’s high-flying superstars.