Last week, my teacher in Speech Arts Class told us to give a 3minutes tribute speech that is to be given yesterday. The instruction was to pay tribute and give thanks to anyone, anything that made a significant impact in our lives. So, I delivered a tribute speech to my beloved Phoenix Suns yesterday (in a class that is consisted mostly of MIA, CHI, LA, BOS fans). I got the highest score in the class. It would've gotten a perfect score if not for going over time. My teacher deducted 2 points from my score for going over the time limit. But who cares, I could go on for a day just talking about my Suns! So let me know what you guys think. What score would you give me if you were the teacher?
EHHH! (*sound of a buzzer) Time expires as the Los Angeles Lakers advances to the NBA Finals eliminating the Phoenix Suns in 6 games in the 2010 Western Conference Finals NBA Playoffs. Another disappointing run for the championship, another failure to success. These were the words I heard 2 years ago. They were almost there, just a pinch away to advancing into the NBA Finals where they were projected to be champion if they would have advanced, and the Suns have missed 2 straight playoff seasons after that, including this year's playoffs.
For those of you who doesn't have a clue about who the Phoenix Suns are, they are a team in the NBA. playing in the West for the Pacific Division, and since 2004, the team is led by no one other than my hero Steve Nash, the Sun, the moon and the Stars of the Phoenix Suns, the heart and soul of the franchise, the brain and backbone of the organization. The Phoenix Suns boasts of the third highest winning percentage of a franchise in the history of the NBA, and is the most successful franchise that had yet to win the ultimate prize, the championship. I don't know if the franchise is under a curse that they have yet to win a championship while taking pride as the third most successful franchise in the league. But this had never made me lost my loyalty and love to the organization. The Phoenix Suns have taught me that we just enjoy the things just as they come, and everything positive that is to happen is an added bonus. The culture of the organization has taught me that achieving is one thing, and how you achieve is another thing. The team has taught me how to enjoy the journey, the ups and downs, the ride, because after all, we are fans, fans of the sport we love. Truly, sports have already made great impacts we have never imagined in every aspects of our lives.
This time, I would like to thank God for giving us sports. I would like to thank sports for making love with a basket thus giving birth to basketball. And thank you basketball, for discovering the best and the most entertaining team, the Phoenix Suns. And thank you Phoenix Suns for still not winning that championship, for would still make me want to live tomorrow and hope for a brighter future that someday, maybe in my aging years, while resting and scolding my grandchildren, a friend messages me in facebook, "bro, Suns just won the championship". After all, the Suns exactly lives up to its name, the Sun will be there by day, will be gone by night, but will never make you doubt that tomorrow, the Sun is there and will rise again in the West.
And thank you Bright Side of the Sun, for being simply the best. (*this was not included in the speech HAHAHA)