Phoenix Suns: The Glamour Team Of The 1990's
Sure there were delightful teams to watch in the decade of the 1990's, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Seattle Supersonics, Cleveland Cavaliers and L.A. Lakers come to mind
None of the candidates garnered more fascination worldwide than Phoenix Suns of the early 90s.
When the bulk of a team's offense mainly comprises of four big time players possessing a flamboyant and dynamic style of play and all too routinely turn on the heat wave collectively without losing much steam, then you know you're watching a mesmerizing spectacle.
How can there be a dull moment in a game if the majority of the points put on board were instigated by 'hooray' plays.
It all starts with the individual talent
Kevin Johnson relied relentlessly on his natural gifts to earn super-stardom status in the NBA. Blessed with lightening quickness, anytime the 6'1 floor general ran, fireworks on the fast break ensued.
Obtained tremendous leaping ability, leading to a collection of nasty facials over seven footers. None more famous than his smash over Hakeem Olajuwon during the 1994 Playoffs, which was simply amazing and has to be considered one of the most memorable dunks of all time.
An all-around scorer, when Johnson caught fire every 20 minutes or so, it was basically like chucking the ball in the ocean. No matter how his shot was contested, determination and will took over. He was such a fierce competitor.
Some are born for the amazement!
Dan Majerle brought consistent barrage of daggers from behind the arc every game, either pulling the trigger on the break or non-chalantly busting a few consecutive 30 footers in a row (in half-court set) at any moment of the game.
Dazzling plays can generate rapidly when the 1992 slam dunk champion happens to also hold another special acclaim, as the greatest 'garbage man' in the history of the NBA.
There was no one better at his size (6'6) in retrieving the ball of missed shot attempts before laying them in. Seems like Ceballos had magnetic hands for the offensive rebounds, often, unexpectedly, yet spectacularly finishing plays on put-back slams.
Ceballos' other half garbage play is on the fast-break where he formed a good meal out of his points (um dunks) during his tenure as a professional player.
Leading the scoring and rebounding charts for the Suns was the bona fide superstar and M.V.P of the 1993 season Charles Barkley.
There weren't any snoozers in Chuckster's arsenal, but if the most boring plays were selected, then capitalising on difficult and delicate attempts around and above the rim, while being flagrantly fouled, grabs the pick. But these boring plays to his standards regularly hit the top 10 plays of the week on a weekly basis.
Barkley was always amongst the most exciting players in the league, due to his brutal rim-wrecking displays, bursting runs and tendencies to snap like a mad-dog.