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Cross it off: Suns help NBA fan get 29th jumbotron appearance

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Most sports fans have been to one pro sports arena or stadium in their lifetime.

What about visiting all 30 NBA arenas in 30 days with the sole purpose of showing up on 30 different jumbotrons?

Don’t everyone raise their hands at once.

But two NBA fans, Colin Kerrigan and David DeLooper, have decided to take it upon themselves to accomplish the feat.

After traveling the U.S. for a streak that reached 28 jumbotron appearances in as many tries, stop No. 29 brought the duo to Talking Stick Resort Arena as the Phoenix Suns faced the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

Wearing a costume of the “cool” sunglasses-wearing smileyface emoji, DeLooper crossed No. 29 off his list with just a visit to Portland remaining.

The two began their NBA journey on Christmas Day in Philadelphia. Before heading to Phoenix, they made stops in Dallas and Los Angeles.

DeLooper, who’s been the face of the operation, has worn a different costume for every game while Kerrigan sits behind the camera, recording all of the experiences along the way. According to Phoenix New Times, he picked up the costumes on discounts at a Party City just after Halloween.

The themed costumes have included a Batman outfit in San Antonio — the Spurs have a history of bats infiltrating their games — a horse-riding Maverick, an inflatable dinosaur.

The pair will finish their adventure Thursday night in Portland.


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