Behind the Scenes: Suns in LA
May 19, 2010
The old wives tale is proven to be false. An apple a day does not keep the autograph seekers away.
Is this a cool photo, or what? We meant to shoot it like this. Really, we did.
Coach Gentry and Goran Dragic share some laughs before heading to shootaround.
Suns owner Robert Sarver and big man Dwayne Jones head for the bus before rain begins to fall in downtown Los Angeles.
Grant Hill boards the bus for the ride across the street to STAPLES Center.
LB is ready for Game 5.
With Game 5 hours away, the Suns hit the court for shootaround.
Grant Hill goes for three, while Jason Richardson looks on.
Robin Lopez gets some work in on his hookshot.
Shootaround wraps up.
Suns center Jarron Collins watches shootaround from Lakers coach Phil Jackson's elevated seat.
Lou Amundson ices down after shootaround.
Coach Gentry talks to the media.
Hill says the Suns are not satisfied with winning two games. "We're greedy. We want more."
What will Game 5 bring? STAT gives his opinion.
Before heading to Los Angeles for Game 5, Alvin Gentry and Co. had one final practice in Phoenix.
Amar'e Stoudemire answers any and all media questions.
Robin Lopez is either showing off his surfing skills or demonstrating the art of the box-out to media.
Suns Vice President of Player Programs Mark West and assistant coach Bill Cartwright.
As the team pulled away from US Airways Center, the Phoenix faithful had some inspiring, parting words for the team.
The Suns' team bus pulls up to the charter at Sky Harbor International Airport.
Almost time to leave Phoenix...
Jason Richardson is ready to go... and go Hollywood for Game 5.
STAT makes his way from the bus to the charter flight.
Suns.com TV's Jeramie McPeek interviews team broadcaster Tim Kempton minutes before takeoff.
Grant Hill talks it up with his head coach on the team charter.
Goodbye, Phoenix (and US Airways Center).
The "voice of the Suns," Al McCoy, reads the latest newspaper clips.
Suns rookie Taylor Griffin stretches his legs between card games.
Grant Hill takes his music seriously.
Suns assistant coach Igor Kokoshkov studies the game film from Tuesday night's win.
Assistant coach John Shumate hides his cookies from the camera.
Texting from 10,000 feet.
Leandro Barbosa enjoys a popsicle and a movie.
Thunder Dan grabs his bags upon landing, ready to disembark.
Touch-down means a rapid disembarkment from the charter.
Nash and Game 4 hero Channing Frye head into the team hotel.
Welcome to L.A., Lou!
It's Robin Lopez's turn to cameo on Suns.com TV.
The Suns had one final practice on Sunday before boarding a flight to Los Angeles.
Coach Gentry encourages his young point guard Goran Dragic before his first Western Conference Finals.
Robin Lopez is ready to make an impact on the playoffs.
Amar'e Stoudemire shoots jumpers while Jason Richardson is interviewed by Suns.com.
Broadcaster Tim Kempton asks the probing questions.
Coach Gentry was all smiles on his way to L.A.
Lou Amundson rocks a fashionable Casio watch on the trip.
Channing Frye and Steve Nash are ready to return to the court.
STAT "sees red" on Planet Orange.
Grant Hill is McLovin.
Jared Dudley attempts to win a debate with Jason Richardson.
Rookie Taylor Griffin is forced to kneel in the aisle while playing cards on the plane.
President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr and Sr. Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin enter hostile territory after the plane touches down.
The Suns have arrived, let the games begin.
Dragic leaves the team hotel for morning shootaround.
David Griffin, Alvin Gentry and Steve Kerr watch the players warming up the morning of Game 1.
Goran Dragic is feeling confident in his shot before the series begins.
As if he really needs the practice, Nash works on his jumper.
The Suns work on some offensive and defensive strategies.
As usual, the two-time NBA MVP is a popular draw with media.
Coach Gentry has his own reporter entourage.
The Suns have to wait till Wednesday night to provide an answer to the media's questions.
Amar'e Stoudemire wants to improve on his three Game 1 rebounds.
Robin Lopez is under the bright lights of the playoffs.
Leandro Barbosa works on this three-point shot.
STAT gets hit up for a quick quote.
Robin Lopez had his game face on at practice.
Hubie Brown is a close talker.
Steve Kerr and Dan Majerle work on their post moves.
Kerr contemplates the series.
Dan Majerle is defended by trainer Thomas Maystadt.
The Suns' center is once again a popular interview subject.
STAT may have an idea how to beat the Lakers.
Grant Hill wonders what Game 2 will bring.
Jason Richardson has been the Suns' biggest offensive threat this postseason.
Jared Dudley waits to be interviewed. "That's what happens when you lose by 20," joked Dudley.
Channing Frye hopes to rebound from his cold shooting in Game 1.
With Steve Kerr and Channing Frye, the University of Arizona is well represented.
Jarron Collins enjoys the paper before practice.
A basketball and a smart phone - two of Dudley's favorite things.
Lou Amundson attempts to bring back the black socks and sandals combo.
Leandro Barbosa is interviewed by the Disney Channel.
Nash looks forward to bigger and better things in Game 2.
The All-Star point guard gets one final pass in before heading off the practice court.
Hill wills his three-point attempt into the basket.
Head Coach Alvin Gentry talks strategy.
Assistant coach Igor Kokoskov offers up his opinion to Coach Gentry.
When he's not on "JMZ," Dudley can be found on Suns.com.
Collins plays "come and get it" with a certain SUns Ring of Honor great/assistant coach.