What were Suns fans doing last time Phoenix made NBA Finals in 1993?
The Phoenix Suns are headed to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993.
It’s been almost three decades since the Valley’s oldest professional sports franchise reached basketball’s greatest stage.
And within the 28-year drought for Phoenix in the NBA Finals, new generations of Suns fans have since been born and are experiencing a Western Conference title for the first time in their lives.
But that doesn’t mean Day 1 Suns fans have been forgotten.
In fact, the generational gap between NBA Finals appearances has provided Suns fans a unique opportunity to share a similar experience as kids with their own children.
Whether it’s the third championship appearance is a charm or the first time witnessing Phoenix in the NBA Finals — like this writer and Valley native — there’s no questioning that the Valley has truly rallied behind this Suns team.
On Thursday, Arizona Sports’ Bickley & Marotta posed the question: What were Suns fans doing the last time Phoenix made the NBA Finals in 1993?
#Suns fans where were you/what were you doing the last time Phoenix made the NBA Finals in 1993? How about the first time they made the Finals in 1976?
— Bickley & Marotta on 98.7 (@Bickley_Marotta) July 1, 2021
My mom was there in ‘76 and I was 8 years old in ‘93. This is a dream come true. The fans deserve a title! pic.twitter.com/Bnh0c2Dv2X
— Valley Sports Takes 🌵 (@ValleySports48) July 1, 2021
— Anthony Dunlap (@Anthony987sport) July 1, 2021
I have watched 93’ finals with my dad in Poland, I was 13 years old at that time and it was the first Year when I start rooting for the Suns, I’ve stayed loyal until today ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BHUUtIqv4i
— Wojtaz (@Wojtas6) July 1, 2021
1993: 3 months before I was born. My mom was wearing my dad’s Barkley jersey that I wore last night holding my almost 2 year old. In other words, this is special. pic.twitter.com/gysE9bxvkm
— Steven Womer (@stevenwomer) July 1, 2021
— Dave Dulberg (@TheDoubleD) July 1, 2021
I was 10 years old and we were watching the game at my grandmothers house!!! pic.twitter.com/tfHmfILACT
— priscilla villa (@cillaivilla) July 1, 2021
Only our 3rd year in Phoenix and we LOVED IT! Such fun memories we made with newly found friends! pic.twitter.com/NlAbauVJ6r
— ToniZ (@TJZuba) July 2, 2021
I was 10 yrs old growing up in Yuma in 1976. My dad was a big sports fan. We would come to PHX and watch the Suns at the Mad House numerous times. Weary..Sweet D…Charlie Scott….Garfield Heard …. Alvin Adams….
— David Rosas (@rosas8_david) July 2, 2021