WTF is going on in Phoenix?


1.  First of all, they’ve clumsily broken up the most fun basketball team in recent memory (D’Antoni’s Seven Seconds or Less squad).  They brought on the wrong coach, and fired him after half the season (eating $4 million in the process).  They’ve made Steve Nash borderline depressed by trading away his buddy Raja.  And now, depending on owner Robert Sarver’s mood (and portfolio) swings, they’ve been strongly considering trading their 24-year-old superstar, Amare Stoudemire.  (UPDATE, probably not.)  What a mess — Steve Kerr (and Sarver) are like bulls in a china shop.

2.  Then, they hosted a totally lame All-Star Weekend.  Granted, the crummy economy had a lot to do with this, but still.

3.  Now comes word that former Bobcat/now Sun Jason Richardson has racked up his second driving-related arrest since being traded.  Just one week after the trade, J-Rich got pulled over for a DUI.  But on All-Star night he got pulled in Scottsdale doing 90 mph in a 35 mph zone… with his 3 year old son unrestrained in the back seat!

What the hell is going on?  That J-Rich for Bell/Diaw trade is looking better by the day.  In all seriousness, I hope everything’s OK with J-Rich.

4.  And to top it all off, Suge Knight got beat up while in Phoenix for All-Star Weekend!

It’s like Bizarro World — what are they putting in the water out there?