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Chapman's New Career

After 12 years of playing in the NBA, Chapman began his second career during the 2000-01 season as the new host of the team's official pre-game show, Suns Gametime. Well, sort of: 28.8+ ISDN+

Rex Appeal
Take a look back at a few of the more memorable moments from Chapman's NBA career

Thanks Rex!
The recently retired Suns guard receives a standing ovation from the America West Arena crowd during the Suns-Blazers game on Dec. 3, 2000: 28.8+ ISDN+

Chapman's Retirement Press Conference?!
Rex Chapman announces his retirement and only one reporter shows up for the press conference? You'll enjoy this humorous mock presser, courtesy of Suns Gametime: 28.8+ ISDN+

Rex Retires
Phoenix favorite Rex Chapman, who had yet to play during the 2000-01 season due to various injuries, announced his retirement from the club and the game of basketball on Nov. 20, 2000.
  • Chapman press conference transcript

  • Suns teammates will miss Chapman

  • Highlights from the presser, courtesy of BallBoy Productions: 28.8+


  • Suns Re-Sign Rex
    After playing two years for the league minimum, Chapman was rewarded by the Suns with a six-year contract on Jan. 25, 1999.

    Chapman's Mailbox
    Late in the 1997-98 NBA season, the Suns' veteran took a timeout to answer a few questions sent in by fans via e-mail.

    Four Times the Drama
    With some late-game heroics from Chapman, the Suns pulled out a quadruple-overtime win at Portland on Nov. 14, 1997, the longest game in franchise history.

    Remembering THE Shot
  • Chapman shares his memories of his miracle shot versus Seattle: 28.8+ ISDN+
  • Rex sends Seattle into overtime during the 1997 NBA Playoffs: 994K avi QT


  • The Family Man
    During the Spring of 1997, Rex Chapman invited Fastbreak magazine into his family's home for some pictures and an exclusive interview on his life off the basketball court.