Star Wars: The Clone Wars Night
April 11, 2010
More than 20 members of the local "501st Legion" Star Wars fan costuming community joined the Gorilla in entertaining the crowd.
Everyone's favorite Droid also rolled into US Airways Center for the big night.
Hundreds of fans got a chance to pose with their favorite characters from the classic film franchise before cheering on the Suns.
The Suns Dancers meet the Dark Lord of the Sith.
Suns center Robin Lopez has a run-in with Darth Maul.
Before the game began, the fans received a personal message from Obi Wan Kenobi of The Clone Wars animated series on Cartoon Network.
Prior to player intros, the sold-out crowd was treated with an Imperial March.
Darth Vader meets Darth Maul in an epic confrontation at center court.
Dim the lights and cue the classic Star Wars theme song.
Even the Suns Dancers got into the act, sporting the "Slave Leia" costumes from Return of the Jedi.
Dozens of fans wore costumes, too.
Characters from the six George Lucas films could be found throughout the building, including in the Gorilla's Greenhouse.
A Stormtrooper takes a timeout to play some air hockey.
A young Jedi uses a mind trick on the Mandalorian, Jango Fett.
An X-wing pilot poses with a young Suns fan.
A high-five up high in the Purple Palace.
Stormtroopers are popular with the ladies.
Jango and Boba meet their clones.
The Stormtrooper recruits a new member of the local chapter of the 501st, the Dune Sea Garrison.
These are not the droids you're looking for.
The Force was strong with the Suns, as they defeated the Rockets, 116-106, on Star Wars Night.