Posted by Sean Doyle, May 10,2010
"In regione caecorum rex est luscus." - Desiderius Erasmus
Last night in San Antonio, Steve Nash exorcised the demons of the Suns' past when he lead Phoenix to a shocking sweep of the Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals. After getting bounced by Duncan & Crew four times in the previous seven seasons, the Suns have finally slain their greatest rival. Nash's line (20 points, 9 dishes, 4 boards, 1 swipe) is all the more amazing considering he played near half the game with six stitches in his bloody swollen shut right eye. (thanks Timmy!!!!)
Up next for the Sunshine boys is the Lake Show, and damned if I'm not pumped for that one! At the beginning of the '09-10 season Stoudemire, Nash et al. were deemed to be an aging, declining mess. Phoenix GM Steve Kerr was roundly criticized for extending 35 year old PG Steve Nash's contract for another two years thus keeping him in town till he (Nash) would be 38. Now Kerr looks like a genius as Phoenix looks to reach their first NBA finals since 1993. As a Knicks' fan whose only connection to the playoffs is when his great great grandfather dusts off his grainy super 8 reels, I now feel I've got a (rented) dog in this fight. I rooting Sunshine over the Hollywood Yellowshirts.
Saucy Jack is going to go horse for this showdown!