The Importance Of The Playoffs

The Phoenix Suns are a hard franchise to define. On the one hand, theyve never won a championship and theyve only made it to the NBA Finals twice. The greatest player in the teams history (Steve Nash) never got his chance at a Larry OBrien trophy and the second greatest player (Charles Barkley) was only in Phoenix for four seasons.

And yet, the Suns are the fourth winningest franchise in NBA history, a fact that is almost always overlooked by everyone who lives outside the Valley. This team may never have won it all, but theyve been a frequent presence in the playoffs and theyve seen plenty of all-time greats walk through the doors of the Madhouse on McDowell, the Purple Palace and Pl