What a night!
Who cares what happened on the court in the Suns v.s Pacers game on Sunday night. That’s not the point here.
The point is that so many excited kids and local ticket donors had a great time interacting with each other before, during and after the game.
Bright Side Night 2017-18 rocked.
We got mentioned on the Fox Sports Indiana broadcast, as well as Suns twitter.
@BrightSideSun They acknowledged you on the @FSIndiana broadcast, along with the contributions from @its_whitney and @IndyCornrows— Seán "Shruggie P" Bartz (@excitedstate) January 15, 2018
Nice shout out from @JJFSINDIANA for the Pacer fans who chipped in to send some less fortunate kids to this game, I hope the #Pacers converted a few of em— Damon J. (@freshface72) January 15, 2018
Pacers fans of our brother site Indycornrows.com chipped in 110 of the 2,100 tickets. Thanks folks!!
Big thanks to @BrightSideSun followers for raising money to send 2,100 kids to their first NBA game #SunsVsPacers tonight! Raising a new generation of Suns fans!— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) January 15, 2018
Big thank you to @BrightSideSun , @DaveKingNBA & @bbbsaz for an unforgettable night. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did!#PhoenixSuns #SunsAt50 #Groups pic.twitter.com/6Z1BYJ45jT— Phoenix Suns Groups (@SunsGroups) January 15, 2018
One of the sections with the kids. We had kids in half dozen different sections that night, and they were super engaged and loud.
Post game on the Suns’ practice court. It’s a regulation size court deep in the bowels of the arena. We got half an hour to shoot around and talk and take pictures.
All right, onto Suns topics.
The interview with James Jones was awesome. He spent nearly an hour with a few dozen of us in the Dick Van Arsdale Conference Room, answering any and all questions we had.
Great convo with James Jones at #BrightSideNight. Thank for putting this together @DaveKingNBA @BrightSideSun pic.twitter.com/QGL2JqhYyL— Fanning The Flames - By the Fans; For the Fans (@FanTheFlamesNBA) January 15, 2018
James Jones joined the Suns this past summer after 15 years in the NBA, the last seven of which he went to the NBA Finals. Jones reached either the Conference Finals or NBA Finals with four different teams in his career - Pacers, Suns, Heat and Cavaliers.
Here are some snippets of that conversation, courtesy of Brendon Kleen.
On his playing days with LeBron James.
On the Suns now and in the future.
On team building - going from losing to winning with the right players.