Shawn Marion loves to watch basketball, but he admitted Wednesday that it’s hard now to take in other NBA games when you are a major player in The Greatest Show on Wood.
“I’m a fan of the game, but when you watch our highlights and then the highlights of the other games … it’s just not the same,” the Suns forward said. “I’ll start watching, and it’s so boring, I’ll just put on a movie instead.
“It’s like most of the games are in slow motion, and we’re just moving light years ahead of everybody.”
Marion also giggles at teams that are trying to emulate Phoenix’s style: particularly when Gilbert Arenas referred to the Wizards as “The Suns of the East” before getting drilled at home Tuesday.
“Guys can say that, they can try to play our style, but nobody can match what we do,” he said. “The speed, the chemistry, the talent we have … good luck trying to beat us at our own game.”
Thrown out of court
It’s just another day, another Andy Roddick loss to Roger Federer. Federer went to 13-1 lifetime against America’s top male tennis player, rolling to yet another Grand Slam final by beating Roddick for the ninth straight time.
This time, it was worse. Federer handed Roddick a 6-0 doughnut in the second set, where Roddick won a total of six points.
Ooo, that’s nasty, mate.
• I would have loved to have caught the NHL All-Star game this year, but Wednesday is my pottery night. Anybody hear who won?
• On the positive side, I heard the game was better than last year.
• Texas Tech has so many advertising logos on its home basketball floor in Lubbock it looks like Jeff Gordon’s firesuit – or how I imagine John Gambodoro’s front lawn.
• Shaq is back and the Miami Heat, for all their problems this season, sit only six games out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference with half a season to go. While the Suns and Mavericks shoot for 70 regular season wins, 50 might get Miami back to the NBA Finals.
• Leave it to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to hire an offensive coordinator (Jason Garrett) before his head coach. Now that everyone knows Garrett — who has never called an NFL play — will become the next Dave Campo/Jones puppet, what kind of self-respecting coach will want to be part of that circus?
• I sure hope Arizona State coach Herb Sendek’s recruits are all they are cracked up to be. Just once, I’d like to watch the second half of an ASU-Arizona basketball game in Tucson because the outcome is in doubt — not because of that “stare at the car accident” reflex.
• Looking at his coaching staff alone — which includes offensive coordinator Todd Haley and the return of defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast — Ken Whisenhunt has had the best January of any Cardinals coach in history.
OK, that wasn’t hard. But it’s still impressive.