Family, friends surprised bubble Suns with pregame introductions
Phoenix Suns staffers pulled a heartwarming surprise on their players by asking friends and family of the starting group to help announce pregame introductions before the Suns played the Dallas Mavericks last Sunday.
The Suns on Tuesday released a split-screen video of the players watching their loved ones introduce them.
Phoenix center Deandre Ayton, the first player introduced in the pre-produced video, looked so surprised that he was confused.
Swingman Mikal Bridges let off a sheepish smile as his teammates razzed him. Ricky Rubio had a handful of exuberant supporters announce his height, name and number from Spain, while star shooting guard Devin Booker got a special intro from his friend Jenna Warren.
Even Suns head coach Monty Williams got some love from his family — including a very good boy — back home.
It was a nice gesture for the Suns, who entered the bubble now more than a month ago and up until Tuesday afternoon had run the table against the six games of competition.
Even LeBron James got the feels from watching the video.
Phoenix has one game left, a Thursday meeting with the Dallas Mavericks, after Tuesday’s bout against the Sixers.