Sports history in Black: Wesley Person and the Phoenix Suns join exclusive club

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

It has been said that defense wins championships in every sport. But while that may or may not be the case, sports fans love to see great offense and points on the board.

The Phoenix Suns in a game against the Sacramento Kings. Photo credit: John Knowles
The Phoenix Suns in a game against the Sacramento Kings. Photo credit: John Knowles

Back in the 1990s, people were not used to seeing teams with great offense win games.

The Phoenix Suns though, came out on Nov. 23, 1994, and decided to give the crowd a show. Led by Wesley Person’s 19 points, the Suns would come out and beat the Los Angeles Clippers 140-109. The Person-led Suns were the third team in NBA history to have 10 players on one team score in double figures in one game, joining the 1980 and 1994 Seattle Supersonics as the only teams to pull off this feat.

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