‘Let Shannon fly’ takes on new meaning

The learning curve
of Suns rookie shooting guard Archie Goodwin almost added a few
miles-per-hour to its already-rapid pace, thanks to the off-season
exploits of teammate Shannon Brown.
During a
recent slam-dunk contest in Latvia, the veteran guard took a
nasty-looking spill.

Brown, whose benching
last season inspired at least one U.S. Airways Center fan to holler “Let
Shannon Fly!” at least 25 times in a single game, was attempting to
soar over four lying-flat humans … three we can see in the video — and
the invisible guy Brown tripped over.

We’re hoping
Shannon is fit and ready for training camp. We’re also hoping Goodwin’s
future basket-attacking decisions — which can politely be described as
“interesting” during his freshman season at Kentucky — are a lot more
prudent than this.”

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