Charting the Long-Running Demise of the Phoenix Suns

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Charting the Long-Running Demise of the Phoenix Suns
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Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

It may seem hard to believe given their current situation, but just several years ago the Phoenix Suns were one of the greatest teams in the NBA. They boasted multiple All-Star players and had several consecutive 50-win seasons. Some bad luck kept Phoenix from ever winning a championship during that span, but it came extremely close on a few different occasions.

Fast forward to today, and the Suns are at the bottom of the Western Conference. What was once a great franchise now struggles in every single game, and this has clearly been one of the darkest seasons in franchise history.

Every team must eventually rebuild, but how did the Suns fall from top to bottom so quickly? What were the key events of the past several seasons that have led the Suns to where they are now?

Some of these events were bone-headed decisions, while others probably happened for the best. In any case, you might cringe a few times.

Let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit the events and decisions that brought down the once-mighty Phoenix Suns. 

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