Phoenix Suns in History

Events in Sport


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1972-02-16 Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1976-06-06 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • 1989-01-17 Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami

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1992-06-17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • 1992-11-07 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 1993-03-23 NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl
  • 1993-06-20 47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2

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2012-07-11 Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1942-07-17 Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
  • 1943-02-22 Dick Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1948-07-29 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1950-11-30 Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1954-07-13 David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1959-03-17 Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1959-06-21 Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1962-01-04 Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
  • 1962-08-09 John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1963-10-04 A C Green, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1964-06-09 Wayman Tisdale, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1965-04-25 Mark Bryant, NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets)
  • 1966-03-04 Kevin Johnson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1966-05-17 Danny Manning, NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1966-12-16 Clifford Robinson, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • 1967-05-27 George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1967-10-05 Rex Chapman, NBA guard (Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1969-03-28 Elliot Perry, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1969-08-02 Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1971-03-28 Wesley Person, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1971-10-28 John Coker, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1972-12-30 Loren Meyer, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973-02-19 Terrence Rencher, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1973-03-06 Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973-03-23 Jason Kidd, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973-07-17 Horacio Llamas, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1973-08-01 Mario Bennett, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-02-07 Steve Nash, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • 1974-03-12 Chris Carr, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1974-09-07 Antonio McDyess, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1977-05-07 Marko Milic, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)

Deaths in Sport

  • 2015-10-04 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), dies at 67
  • 2015-12-11 John "Hot Rod" Williams, American NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), dies of cancer at 53