Sports in Arizona is a unique market. In a state that prides itself as a place to retire and remain active, we get many residents from all over the country. When this happens, they bring their “fanhood” with them. We can’t fault them for it. I would only hope that if Cardinals/Suns/Diamondbacks/Coyotes fans move to another state, they would still root for their home teams. We can, however, certainly fault ourselves for selling our tickets to opposing fans, but that’s a topic for a different day. You would generally expect that the Arizona sports market is lacking when it comes to player loyalty. “Why would anyone want to stay in Arizona when the large markets get to have all the fun and glory?” Historically, Arizona athletes have actually been notably loyal. Read more
This NBA offseason has been a whirlwind for Suns fans. You start by finally getting the #1 pick in the NBA Lottery. Then you draft the player that will hopefully make all of this losing worth it in Deandre Ayton. Pair that with a draft day trade to move up to #10 where you select a perfect fit in Mikal Bridges. Not to mention the Suns bringing in a solid veteran addition in Trevor Ariza.
Where one lays their head down daily to sleep at night is called home according to an old saying. A bed to sleep usually consists of blankets, pillows, sheets and perhaps a comfortable mattress. Regardless of the bed and its comfort, the main component to having that bed is having a roof over their head to call home.