Now here’s something unexpected: I’m interested in the NBA again and specifically the home team, the Suns.
This developing story began during the NBA’s playoff bubble last summer when the Suns went 8-0 and still didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
In the offseason the team traded for the ageless and brilliant Chris Paul to mentor young star Devin Booker and it’s been a lot of winning ever since.
Tonight I’m watching the Suns play the Clippers with a chance to clinch a playoff berth — the team’s first since … a long time ago*.
*Not that many years ago I would have known this.
It’s fun to watch this team play and, to my surprise, I watch them every chance I get.
According to the flashing signage around the Suns’ arena, the team’s battle cry is “Rally the Valley.”
I dig it.