Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson thank Phoenix in farewell message to Suns, fans

Feb 10, 2023, 4:33 PM | Updated: Feb 11, 2023, 7:08 am

Former Phoenix Suns wings Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson officially said goodbye to the Valley on Friday via Instagram.


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“The Twins,” four unprotected first-round selections and a pick swap were sent to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday in exchange for superstar Kevin Durant and wing T.J. Warren.

“On to Brooklyn! P.S. I got my twin (with) me too so it’s up!” Bridges wrote.

The runner-up for the 2021-22 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award made sure to mention some of his teammates in his farewell.

He joked with Bismack Biyombo and Cam Payne that they were brothers and “dawgs (for real)” in Phoenix, but now that they are on opposing teams, “don’t hit my line.”

And apparently Chris Paul owes Bridges a gift?

“Aye CP3 make sure (you) send my gift bruh, I play soon,” Bridges wrote.

Bridges holds the NBA’s longest active streak for consecutive games played at 400 including playoff games, all of which were for the Suns after being selected No. 10 overall out of Villanova in the 2018 NBA Draft.

“Brought a kid who was pissed off getting traded from his hometown team to finding a new home and never wanting to leave,” he wrote.

Hopefully the Paul can get his former teammate his gift before the Nets tip off against Bridges’ hometown Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.


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Johnson took a much more sentimental route than Bridges with his goodbye message.

“My feelings over the past few days have been hard to put into words. … I am beyond grateful,” Johnson wrote. “Grateful to the city and organization that made a dream come true, to the people who supported us every step of the way, my coaches, teammates, family and friends.

“My time in Phoenix was special and the city and people will remain near and dear to my heart.”

Johnson did, however, shout out that he still will have his “Twin” alongside him.

“Brooklyn, I am excited for this new adventure. Let’s hoop! P.S. Twins remain locked in,” he wrote.

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