Steve Kerr Finally Has What He Wanted: A Physical Phoenix Suns Team

March 8th, 2010 by Greg Esposito Leave a reply »
There are certain things that are viewed as universal "truths". The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. A week is seven days long. Nicolas Cage plays the same character no matter what the script calls for. The San Antonio Spurs are dirty and the Phoenix Suns are soft. I guess four out of five ain't bad. 

Things on Planet Orange have been turned upside down as the one universal truths that stood above all others, forgo defensive toughness for offensive efficiency, has been violated. The Suns being viewed as a "tough" and "dirty" team seems as counter-intuitive as realizing UPN and BET comedian Mo'Nique won an Oscar for her supporting role in a dramatic film. No matter how confusing it is, both became 100% true this weekend.

The Suns have shown signs of being a mentally and physically tough team since the insertion of center Robin Lopez into the starting lineup (which is ironic, seeing as Lopez looks more like a goofy cartoon character than a physical NBA big man). Couple his emergence with a truly aggressive, tough, and defensive-minded bench, and all of a sudden Phoenix looks more like my abs in high school (solid and tough) than my abs now (c ...

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