It's March 19th, 2010.
Amare Stoudemire just obliterated the Utah Jazz, scoring 44 points in a 110-100 Phoenix Suns win.
The team holds a 43-26 record on the season, 17 games above .500.
Let's press fast forward, shall we? I know prior to the Bubble, you wouldn't have wanted to and I get it. The past decade was...rough, to put it politely. However, these aren't those Suns and now you'll ride with me.
It's March 28th, 2021.
Devin Booker showed his scoring ability as he posted 35 points in a 101-97 victory in OT against the Hornets.
The team sits at 31-14 on the season.
That's right. They're 17 wins above .500 for the first time since those Amare-highlighted Suns. This is the best record in terms of games over .500 in 11 years. 11 years!!!
That earlier team stretched that out to 24 wins over .500. While the chances of that happening are slim, we wouldn't be shocked if they did would we?
Percentage wise, this season's team (.688) is better than that 2009-10 squad (.623) was at this point.
As Erik Spoelstra said when the Suns played the Heat recently, they are a "damn good team". Indeed.
After a decade of misery, things have changed.
Thank you, Executive of the Year candidate James Jones!
Thank you, Coach of the Year candidate Monty Williams!
Thank you, All-Stars Chris Paul and Devin Booker.
In fact, thank the entire roster. For proving people wrong and for giving us an exciting, winning team to cheer on. This is awesome!
The best part is it's only just begun. We have a long way to go and a lofty goal on our minds.
I'll leave you with some inspiring words from Mr. Caps Lock King, Jae Crowder.
WHEN I MADE MY DECISION TO COME TO PHX EVERYBODY SAID I WAS CRAZY & PHX IS IRRELEVANT AND HAVENT BEEN IN PLAYOFFS IN 10YRS AND I WILL REGRET THIS DECISION.. NOW LOOK AT US.. AND STILL HAVE ALOT OF WORK TO DO.!! https://t.co/GnSuSam0xS— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) March 29, 2021