January 27, 2007
My first ski day was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It has been a little over two months since I put on the boots for the first time this year.
Why do I bring that up? Because since November 21, which was the Monday before that, the Phoenix Suns have lost exactly twice and one of those was after arriving from Denver an hour before tip-off of the Washington Wizards game. 32-2. And now the Suns hold the 10th longest win streak in the history of the NBA and the longest since the Lakers won 19 in 1999. They set the franchise make for consecutive wins with 16 last night.
This is my team. Been my team since KJ and Horny and Thunder Dan, when I was a kid in high school. Back when the Purple Palace replaced the Madhouse on McDowell. I remember how impossible it was to get a ticket to see the Suns once Chuck arrived and the run that they had my senior year during their last trip to the NBA finals. They are my team because I own season tickets and was there for the game 7 victories over the Lakers and Clips and for the second half collapses that killed us against Dallas and the Spurs the last two years in the Western Conference Finals. I watched us get eliminated on our home floor a step short of playing in the championships the last two years. This year is something special.
Posted by Justin at January 27, 2007 09:27 AM