Phoenix Suns: Always a Bridesmaid…

June 18th, 2010 by Jess Root Leave a reply »
"The Suns have been eliminated from the playoffs by the eventual champion more times than the Clippers franchise has made the playoffs: 8 to 7.” –tweeted by Greg Esposito (@The_Real_Espo)

I got that tweet a few minutes after I finished watching the US get hosed by bad calls (especially the disallowed go-ahead goal) in their World Cup match against Slovenia. In a way, it lightened my spirits a bit, as I was bitter about the result of the soccer game.

Having been a Suns fan as long as I knew that the NBA existed (now, thanks to my non-sports loving parents—not anti-sports, just not fans—this wasn’t until I was about 12 or 13 years old), I knew that this has happened a lot. I just never thought about the actual number, or about the fact that it is more often than the poor Clippers have made the playoffs.

Over the years, I have found some sort of solace in losing to the eventual champions. It was very consoling when the Suns lost those series to the Rockets in the '90s in devastating fashion to know that Houston won it all.

This is what it is like to be a Suns fan. It is something like being Charlie on Good ...

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