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Re: 90's Night

Postby Superbone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:21 pm

O_Gardino wrote:KJ and Al McCoy.

KJ played so fast and was such a threat to attack and that made the whole team have fun out there.

McCoy was/is the greatest orator in pro sports, man. Listening to him was like hearing the story of the game while watching. I felt like a kid hearing bedtime stories again. He's the reason my wife like bball and will watch the Suns with me. She has never cared about any sport at all, but she got so caught up in Al's voice that she started liking the games and rooting for the Suns on accident.

For me, McCoy transcends all decades. Great story!
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Re: 90's Night

Postby Superbone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:23 pm

O_Gardino wrote:Please write that book!

Do it, Bobster!
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Re: 90's Night

Postby Superbone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:24 pm

England Sun wrote:One of the first Suns games I ever saw was where Socks made a late score and Barkley picked him up and ran down he court with him. It may even have been against the Bulls.
Anyone remember what game and when this was? It was The icing on the cake that made the Suns mine:)

I remember that!
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Re: 90's Night

Postby O_Gardino » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:02 pm

England Sun wrote:One of the first Suns games I ever saw was where Socks made a late score and Barkley picked him up and ran down he court with him. It may even have been against the Bulls.
Anyone remember what game and when this was? It was The icing on the cake that made the Suns mine:)


I was so stoked about Socks. I would wear mine pulled high impersonating him.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby carey » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:34 am

O_Gardino wrote:
England Sun wrote:One of the first Suns games I ever saw was where Socks made a late score and Barkley picked him up and ran down he court with him. It may even have been against the Bulls.
Anyone remember what game and when this was? It was The icing on the cake that made the Suns mine:)


I was so stoked about Socks. I would wear mine pulled high impersonating him.


Oh, hell yeah. I think Socks was playing the first game that I ever saw in person. I came home and told my mom that you can not appreciate how fast he is on television. Only in person. He was other worldly to me at the time.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby bajanguy008 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:18 pm

I also try to separate athletes' game from their off court stuff. I was a big KJ fan when I caught on to those 90's Suns and up until last year when checking NBA Store for some Booker stuff, I still see the Black KJ Throwback and say I should have (have had) one :) .
I didn't know anything about KTAR back then and would only see couple games. Our cable was disconnected the year before SSOL and it was a struggle for me to see the games and out of desperation I listened to a game because you guys used to post the links. I was so captivated , I told just about everyone and my buddies were like "you seriously listen to games ?!?!" but they didn't understand :lol: . only my uncle who's in his 70's and had listened to different sports over the years understood the whole "painting a picture" making you seem like you were actually there. Al was definitely very good 8-)
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Re: 90's Night

Postby In2ition » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:36 pm

bajanguy008 wrote:I also try to separate athletes' game from their off court stuff. I was a big KJ fan when I caught on to those 90's Suns and up until last year when checking NBA Store for some Booker stuff, I still see the Black KJ Throwback and say I should have (have had) one :) .
I didn't know anything about KTAR back then and would only see couple games. Our cable was disconnected the year before SSOL and it was a struggle for me to see the games and out of desperation I listened to a game because you guys used to post the links. I was so captivated , I told just about everyone and my buddies were like "you seriously listen to games ?!?!" but they didn't understand :lol: . only my uncle who's in his 70's and had listened to different sports over the years understood the whole "painting a picture" making you seem like you were actually there. Al was definitely very good 8-)

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Re: 90's Night

Postby Indy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:20 pm

bajanguy008 wrote:I also try to separate athletes' game from their off court stuff. I was a big KJ fan when I caught on to those 90's Suns and up until last year when checking NBA Store for some Booker stuff, I still see the Black KJ Throwback and say I should have (have had) one :) .
I didn't know anything about KTAR back then and would only see couple games. Our cable was disconnected the year before SSOL and it was a struggle for me to see the games and out of desperation I listened to a game because you guys used to post the links. I was so captivated , I told just about everyone and my buddies were like "you seriously listen to games ?!?!" but they didn't understand :lol: . only my uncle who's in his 70's and had listened to different sports over the years understood the whole "painting a picture" making you seem like you were actually there. Al was definitely very good 8-)

From about 95 to 99 I was in college and worked nearly every night driving. That meant I listened to more games than I watched. I got such a different appreciation for Al. What an amazing play-by-play guy.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby The Bobster » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:12 pm

I started watching every game I could in 1977-78, but they only televised 13 regular season games. Back then you followed them by radio if you wanted to catch every game. I also clipped and saved all the box scores for a few years.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby Charlie Smithy! » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:41 pm

Here's a classic 90s Suns video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltE5uQNzjZE&
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Re: 90's Night

Postby Superbone » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:37 pm

Tonight's the night!
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Re: 90's Night

Postby Flagrant Fowl » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:54 pm

Richard Dumas was unexpected.

Do you think Sarver barred Ainge from attending out of worries that he'd fleece McD again?
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Re: 90's Night

Postby In2ition » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:02 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:Richard Dumas was unexpected.

Do you think Sarver barred Ainge from attending out of worries that he'd fleece McD again?

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Re: 90's Night

Postby The Bobster » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 am

Members of the 92-93 team that were present at halftime - Jerry Colangelo, Joe Proski, Tim Kempton, Oliver Miller, Mark West, Tom Chambers, Kevin Johnson, Dan Majerle, Charles Barkley, Paul Westphal.

Not present - Negele Knight, Frank Johnson, Cedric Ceballos, Lionel Hollins, Jerrod Mustaf.

RIP - Cotton Fitzsimmons, Scotty Robertson.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby Superbone » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:12 am

The Bobster wrote:Members of the 92-93 team that were present at halftime - Jerry Colangelo, Joe Proski, Tim Kempton, Oliver Miller, Mark West, Tom Chambers, Kevin Johnson, Dan Majerle, Charles Barkley, Paul Westphal.

Not present - Negele Knight, Frank Johnson, Cedric Ceballos, Lionel Hollins, Jerrod Mustaf.

RIP - Cotton Fitzsimmons, Scotty Robertson.

Unfortunately, the ESPN broadcast showed only all of 1 minute of the proceedings.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby The Bobster » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:16 am

I would assume Al McCoy was busy working or involved somehow.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby Aztec Sunsfan » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:28 am

Superbone wrote:
The Bobster wrote:Members of the 92-93 team that were present at halftime - Jerry Colangelo, Joe Proski, Tim Kempton, Oliver Miller, Mark West, Tom Chambers, Kevin Johnson, Dan Majerle, Charles Barkley, Paul Westphal.

Not present - Negele Knight, Frank Johnson, Cedric Ceballos, Lionel Hollins, Jerrod Mustaf.

RIP - Cotton Fitzsimmons, Scotty Robertson.

Unfortunately, the ESPN broadcast showed only all of 1 minute of the proceedings.


Not even Westie’s speech? It was really nice.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby LazarusLong » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:58 am

Mark West's best game came on the cusp of the '90s, in the May 1990 playoffs against the Lakers.

In the first game of the series, Big Daddy destroyed Mychal Thompson and Vlade Divac by posting 24 pts., 16 rbs and 7 blocks (only one TO) in 47 minutes.

The Suns won the game and smoked the Lakers 4-1 in the series. It was one of the most dominant "big game" performances of any Suns center in franchise history.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby The Bobster » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:33 am

LazarusLong wrote:Mark West's best game came on the cusp of the '90s, in the May 1990 playoffs against the Lakers.

In the first game of the series, Big Daddy destroyed Mychal Thompson and Vlade Divac by posting 24 pts., 16 rbs and 7 blocks (only one TO) in 47 minutes.

The Suns won the game and smoked the Lakers 4-1 in the series. It was one of the most dominant "big game" performances of any Suns center in franchise history.


I believe that was the playoff series where Magic had back-to-back 43-point games, but the Suns still won them both because they handled everyone else.
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Re: 90's Night

Postby LazarusLong » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:54 pm

Yup. Magic scored 43 pts. in games 4 and 5 each, but Suns won both to close out the series.
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