ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — This is forward Mirza Teletovic‘s first season with the Phoenix Suns, but as you can see in the video below, he apparently hasn’t been around long enough for the majority of players on the team — we see you Brandon Knight! — to learn how to spell his name. My favorite attempt might be from Archie GoodwinSonny Weems, who goes with “Televv” as the last name…
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The 2015-16 NBA season is not a few days underway, and if you’re not fired up already, we’ve got one last resort you can turn to: Hype videos. A bunch of different NBA teams released videos to get their fans properly fired up.
Which is your favorite? Watch them all and vote at the bottom…
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Getting candy for Halloween? It’s a right, a tradition, something everyone enjoys. Getting pranked on Halloween? Yeah, that’s part of the day, too. And leave it to Phoenix Suns mascot The Gorilla to scare the living daylights out of some unsuspecting people. Getting free candy seems like a pretty sweet deal. A disembodied gorilla hand rising up from under the candy bowl? Well, that’s just scary. TRICK OR TREAT!
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a while since we’ve seen Steve Nash playing in an NBA game, and while his NBA career may have ended a season ago, from this recent photo, he looks like he’s still in playing shape. As Nash prepares to go into the Phoenix Suns “Ring of Honor,” he took part in a recent photo shoot wearing the same uniform he wore while winning two MVP awards.
With a little less than two weeks to go from the official start of the 2015-16 NBA season and, frankly, we are pretty pumped up here at All Ball central for a new season. Now is the time of year when all 30 teams are dreaming big, getting fired up and reflecting on their past.
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If this NBA thing doesn’t work out for Jeremy Lin — and for whatever it’s worth, it seems to be going just fine, thank you very much — perhaps Lin should look into a back-up career in the world of video. Because Lin sure does seem to enjoy, and be good at, making viral videos. And while the videos of him pranking people are always funny, this latest Youtube video is also great. Here Lin gets a little help from fellow NBA players like Stephen Curry, Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker, in this video about how to fit in the NBA…
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Swingman Sonny Weems has played for a couple of NBA teams, but has a new home after signing with the Phoenix Suns over the summer. What will Weems bring to the Suns? Presumably several skills, but for certain, he looks ready to do some incredible dunking.
Here is cell-phone footage from a recent workout at the Suns facility, where Weems goes baseline and dunks, and brings the rim along with him. Think this means we’ll get Weems in the dunk contest this season?
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Phoenix Suns are celebrating their 48th anniversary, and in order to give a little background as to how an NBA franchise ended up “in the desert,” the Suns enlisted their former two-time MVP Steve Nash to deliver something of an oral history of the franchise, with some iconic video clips mixed in there, too. Pretty cool stuff…
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With just weeks before NBA training camps tip-off, the Phoenix Suns have their roster mostly in place. But yesterday they announced a few last minute changes that will surely be noticed: new uniforms and a new court. This isn’t the first time the Suns have changed things up, but it is the latest and newest.
For the court, the Suns have the sunburst logo and midcourt, and a simple new design, with the floor ringed with black…
As for the uniforms, the Suns announced a new “Civic Pride” look that they will wear 13 times this season.
The new alternate “Civic Pride” uniform brings that great tradition to the newest generation of Suns by using a similar PHX in white across the chest of the jersey.
The color of the uniform hearkens back to another group of the Valley’s favorite Suns, too. The black jersey and shorts pay homage to the alternate set that debuted during Sir Charles’ reign during the 1994-95 season. The purple and orange piping along the neckline is also a call back to that beloved uniform.
The numbers and font along with the shorts tie in the current iteration of the Suns uniforms, creating a look that honors the past and present of the franchise.
The Suns were the first franchise in Phoenix and are the only one with the city name across their chests