Went to see the Phoenix Suns play the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland last night. Shaq was in the building, folks although he was in street clothes. I did notice he was joking and laughing with his new teammates. Alas, the Suns lost in a track meet but they did seem a little more freer than they've been this season. Like maybe they were having fun again. Ah, the weight of expectations. The impact of the big fella will interesting to see, the most interesting game coming up on Feb. 20, right after the All-Star Break against the Lakers and their new acquisition.
Here's some pictures from the game Wednesday night. Click on any of them to see them actual size.
Steve Nash, using his feet in pregame warmups
Shaquille O'Neal sighting. (He's the one in street clothes).
Baron Davis in the lane. Grant Hill (33) and Raja Bell closing in.
Mismatch. 6-2 Baron Davis tries to guard 6-11 Amare Stoudemire
Al Harrington driving to the hoop.
Artistic shot of Amare
Steve Nash and Boris Diaw
Warriors young star in waiting Monta Ellis
Warriors 'Captain' Jack -- Stephen Jackson, driving late.
Suns forward Amare Stoudemire goes up to rock the rim
Ellis driving the lane. He scored 37 points in the win.