It's over for the Suns, and we don't know when we'll see them in action again. It's gonna be a long, long summer for us; by the time we actually see them play again we might well have forgotten how much we love it.
The 2009/10 season, as we all know, ended with a loss to the Lakers in the WCF in which the Suns were thisclose to going to overtime with the series tied in game 5.
What happened since then? Let's take a brief magical history tour and find out.
It was definitely a summer of uncertainty, but everything was gonna be sweet and dandy as long as our newfound genius Steve Kerr was still pulling the strings. Unfortunately, for reasons that will probably remain unknown forever, Uncle Steve bailed on us. One theory is that he bailed because of the inevitability of the next unfortunate event: Amare Stoudemire deciding to abandon the desert for his pursuit of (guaranteed, multi-) million dollar happiness. Many hearts of Suns fans were broken. Others were kind of tired of his bullshit by that time. Sarver was starting to look like a real boogeyman of an asshole owner.
In came three new faces. Hedo, the wild and crazy European party animal; Chilly, the fro-licious export from Greece (WTF?!); and Warrick, who seems like he should be really interesting but he isn't. I can't think of a song for him.
The season began and had dramatic ups and downs, but we still loved our Suns. At times it looked they were about to pull things together, other times they just looked like shitbags. All the while, our heroes Steve Nash and BAMF Hill played their asses almost completely off. Sometimes they got help, other times they didn't.
Then the Orlando shake-up. In came three NEW amigos. With Gortat it was love at first sight. Pietrus played kind of crazy and had a terrible nickname. And then there was Vince, which resulted in the founding of the CTLVCOF. Things didn't go so great for a while after that. The low-point came in an embarrassing, nationally-televised blowout at home to the Knicks, which ruined the weekend of pretty much every Suns fan.
Things got slightly better after that, but it never got great. The injury bug hit, and the SS Suns sank into the ocean. Things aren't looking so good these days; you don't need a weatherman to tell you that. And what of our embattled hero, Steve Nash? Is help on the way, or will he be left holding the bag? The braintrust is once again going to try and usher in a new era on the fly, without condemning the team to perennial lottery land. A message to them: Please get the hell out of the way if you can't change with the times.
We'll try and stay positive here in Suns land. 2010/11 is done, we have to look ahead now. It could be a tough road ahead, but on the other hand, everything could end up being just fine. What the hell do we know?
Well that's all I got for now. It's gonna be a looooong summer, so let the rosterbation begin!