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Solar Flares 8/26: Love Lost, Bledsoe Standoff, #NBAMovies

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So long, Dick.

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Well, Kevin Love is not headed Phoenix. You probably already knew this. While it's unlikely that I'll tell you anything that the diehard Suns fan has not yet read or heard, I did come across something interesting.

In this era, is Minnesota's trade the best involving a superstar?

As the standoff with the Suns continues, SI's Chris Johnson writes that Eric Bledsoe is "short on options" in free agency.

The Phoenix Suns offense: Then and Now

Referee Dick Bavetta is hanging up his whistle after 39 years as an NBA referee. Bavetta officiated an NBA record 2,635 NBA games, and provided us with one lasting image of his illustrious career.

Tuesday night in the final game leading up to the FIBA World Cup we get an intriguing matchup at the point guard position. Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and representing the United States, will be playing opposite Goran Dragic, representing Slovenia.

Former Sun Hakim Warrick is continuing his quest to return to the NBA.

Greg Esposito of writes that one of the most iconic teams in Phoenix and NBA history, is sorely underrepresented when it comes to inclusion in video games.

A former Flagstaff sports writer, who has covered the Suns as well as other teams, is having his book "When The Game Stands Tall" adapted for the big screen.

Multiple NBA teams have expressed interest in signing free agent Emeka Okafor, who was most recently with the Suns. Okafor missed all of the 2013-14 NBA season due to a herniated disc in his neck.

The offseason NBA Twitter games continues. This time it's #NBAMovies.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has completed the "Ice Bucket Challenge." He then issued the challenge to California Governor Jerry Brown, for California first lady Maria Shriver, and Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon. I'll save you a search, let's all reminisce.

An interesting look at the evolution of the Team USA basketball jerseys. I'll put the 1960 look at the top.

As of Sunday morning, Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl can recruit again, without restrictions, for the first time in three years. It didn't take long for the phone to ring with calls from well-wishers, and the first was from Charles Barkley.

Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boheim once remarked that Suns guard Tyler Ennis should return to play another season for the Orange, rather than head to the NBA. Here's a look at some of the other "crazy stuff" the iconic college basketball coach has said.