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Fanning the Flames Podcast: Just how bad is the officiating this past week??

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Justin talks about the refs even BEFORE Monday’s loss suspect loss

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The Suns have had what is likely the most surprising start by any NBA team this season! They are sitting at 2-2 (2-1 at the time we recorded) and, frankly, should be 4-0.

This week, Justin is joined by special guest host Daniel Duarte (@DDuarte89 on Twitter). Daniel’s “claim to fame” (at least from our perspective) is being the ever-so-bold Suns fan who predicted a 44-win season at this year’s Summer League Meet-Up. As the legend goes, if that mark is met, he was promised Paul’s spot on Fanning the Flames. So, with Paul unavailable this week and the Suns looking good, we figured we’d give it a run.

On this episode of Fanning the Flames, Justin and Daniel discuss:

  • Deandre Ayton’s suspension and how this team may actually be built to survive it;
  • Who has stepped in to fill Ayton’s shoes so far;
  • What is wrong with NBA refs (let’s be honest, there could be an entire podcast series devoted to this); and
  • The Suns playing defense (GASP!).

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Until next time!