It has been reported that the Suns were one of seven NBA teams to be hit with the luxury tax. While $4.9 million is an unfathomable amount of money to you and I, to a nice, big sports franchise like the Suns you'd think it would be a drop in the bucket. Still, it's an increase from last year's nearly $3.86 million. And for the return he has received on his investment, one must think today is not a good day for Robert Sarver.
Do you all think he's having a bad day? I do. So I'd like to be the first to offer a letter of encouragement as well as a nice phony apology. Join me?
Heard you got hit by the old LT train. It sucks, I know. $5 million is a lot of money to pay on top of that ghastly payroll you're stuck with for a team that didn't even make the playoffs! I know you've got your finger on a few buttons right now: the blow up the roster button, the increase beer and ticket prices button, the burn down US Airways Arena for the Insurance money and excuse to move the team to San Diego button, and maybe the let's blame Mike D'Antoni, Joe Johnson, Amare Stoudamire, and David Stern button. PLEASE DON'T! Remember, you are a millionaire many times over-you can afford this, and you are a U of A alumni. Wildcats don't run, they Bear Down!
As a member of your team's fan base, I want to apologize and ask you kindly to step away from your destruction controls for a moment. Let's think before we do any more damage. How about a nice cup of cocoa, maybe a Sponge Bob and Square Pants cartoon marathon, and then maybe play with our legos!? Doesn't that sound more fun than destroying any more of an NBA franchise? Oh and lastly, maybe send a little email to your best friend Stevie and tell him to make a move or two that will help make the Phoenix Suns a Western Conference Championship contender again. Maybe you can suggest he start by picking up a young, talented center, since we really don't have one now.
All Apologies to you and yours, Bob.