Friday, 31 December 2010


Oct 28, 2009; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry (right) talks with forward Amare Stoudemire (1) and guard Steve Nash (13) during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. The Suns defeated the Clippers 109-107. Photo via Newscom

This top ten list will feature several Western Conference contenders who still, despite being written off have a wide open window of opportunity. Phoenix are one such team who are far from the ashes. These Suns may be old but they aren't burnt out. Like their leader Steve Nash they just keep going at a high level. Sure Stoudemire may be gone, along with Richardson in a recent trade but now Vince Carter is making Air Phoenix his carrier. He joins like for like legendary heir Grant Hill who still turns back the clock and makes up for all the years his promising career spent on ice. Complete with a Lopez twin who's coming into his own and a worthy coach and bench this team is solid this team is still well rounded. In 2010 they also made it to the Western finals only to be beaten by Ron Artest (finally) and his eventual NBA champion Lakers. Phoenix are still burning bright as one of the best teams this year. To add to that the donning of those 'Los Suns' jerseys in protest of Arizona immigration laws was probably the classiest gesture that any team in the NBA has made in recent years. These Sun's truly are a team with heart. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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