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Mike James signs with Suns

Summer League superstar Mike James.

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Not two weeks ago Suns superfans pined for Phoenix to make an addition to its roster. An addition that calls back memories of one of the greatest NBA Summer League performances in franchise history.

Wish granted. Last season Mike James lit the EuroLeague on fire. Now he’s getting his NBA shot.

Croatia, Israel, Italy, Spain, Greece, Phoenix. James has had quite the journey. But does he fit #TheTimeline?

We’ll get a look at the newest Sun Friday in Vegas. As remarkable as his journey is, James’ reason for not giving up on hoops is rather simple.

“I just kept playing basketball,” James said. “I kept getting paid for it, and it’s better than having a regular job so I just kept playing.”

I’ve never played in the NBA, but he’s probably right. It’s probably better than a regular job.

Mike James. Suns. Kings. Vegas. Friday. 7:30. Check it out on ESPN2.

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