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Phil Boas: How The Current Phoenix Suns Hype Mirrors The 1993 Excitement

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 12:14pm
Updated: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 12:23pm

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Phoenix Suns Arena center-hung scoreboard jumbotron
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The center-hung scoreboard at the newly renovated Phoenix Suns Arena.

The Phoenix Suns play Game 1 of the NBA Finals on July 6 in downtown Phoenix against the Milwaukee Bucks.

It’s the first time the Suns have made the championship round since 1993. The Suns were the first major professional sports franchise in Phoenix, and the community’s reaction to the team’s success takes that long history into account.

The Show spoke with Phil Boas of the Arizona Republic to compare the current Suns-mania to the hype in 1993.

Phil Boas
Phil Boas
Phil Boas

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