Posted: March 20, 2013

When you talk to any member of the Suns' front office or coaching staff you’ll hear one resounding message. The future in Phoenix will include hard-nosed players willing to exert extreme effort on defense and give 100 percent every second they’re on the floor. That’s what makes losses like Wednesday’s 88-79 defeat at the hands of the Washington Wizards so frustrating for everyone involved.

Apparently Kobe Bryant’s teammates aren’t following him on Twitter.

The Lakers’ All-Star guard, who missed his second-straight game on Monday night with a severe ankle sprain, guaranteed a win via 140 characters earlier in the afternoon.

“He must have seen our score against the Wizards,” joked Suns swingman and Twitter aficionado Jared Dudley after an impressive 99-76 Phoenix victory.