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Social media takeover: How did the Suns’ players react to making the NBA Finals?

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Downtown Phoenix was LIVE after the fellas won the Western Conference

NBA: Playoffs-Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns are in the NBA Finals for the first time since the 1992-93 season. It’s been a long time coming for everyone associated with the franchise.

But how about its players? Other than starting forward Jae Crowder, no Suns player had advanced to the championship round in their career. That includes starting point guard Chris Paul, who overcame a laundry list of postseason injuries throughout his career to make it to the biggest stage.

“Man, I was just happy and proud of our team,” Paul said. “(Suns coach) [Monty Williams] not winning (NBA) Coach of the Year, but we know who he is. Hell man, I experienced COVID(-19) just a week ago. I was here (in Los Angeles) at home, couldn’t be there with my teammates and that’s what you call, ‘Next man up.’ They won two games in this series without me, and it just shows you how crazy it is.”

After the game, several Suns players took to social media to celebrate their accomplishments. Here’s the reaction we were able to gather.

Chris Paul

Devin Booker

Mikal Bridges

Jae Crowder

Jae Crowder/Instagram
Jae Crowder/Instagram

Deandre Ayton

Cameron Payne

Torrey Craig

Cameron Johnson

Cameron Johnson/Instagram
Cameron Johnson/Instagram

Abdel Nader

Jevon Carter

Jevon Carter/Instagram
Jevon Carter/Instagram
Jevon Carter/Instagram

E’Twaun Moore

Frank Kaminsky

Langston Galloway

Ty-Shon Alexander