Grantland: Suns Have Risen from the Ashes

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Grantland: Suns Have Risen from the Ashes
Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sport

A once-proud franchise had fallen on hard times. It was 1988, and the Phoenix Suns had just finished a futile season: 28 wins and 54 losses — 34 games behind the division leader in their fourth straight losing campaign. The future looked bleak. But it couldn't turn out worse than what the team had just endured.

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