Vote for your favorite Suns legend
From the group of legends below, cast your vote for who you think deserves to be there. The player who receives the most votes will have his super graphic unveiled on March 8 in a ceremony prior to the Suns home game against Dallas.
Voting takes place through March 1.
Alvan Adams, center, 1975-1988
Drafted by the Suns out of Oklahoma, Alvan Adams began his long and prosperous Suns career by averaging 19.0 points and 9.1 rebounds to earn NBA Rookie of the Year honors. That year, he also earned his lone All-Star Game appearance and led the team to its first NBA Finals appearance. Adams led the postseason that year with 98 assists and averaged 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game as the Suns fell to the Celtics in six games. Spending all 13 seasons of his career in Phoenix, Adams averaged 14.1 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He currently owns franchise records for games played (988), minutes played (27,203), rebounds (6,937) and steals (1,289). The Suns reached the playoffs, including three Western Conference Finals, in 10 of Adams’ 13 seasons with the team. A 1988 Suns Ring of Honor inductee, Adams’ career with the team continues as vice president for facility management at US Airways Center.
Charles Barkley, forward, 1992-1996
After six all-star seasons in Philadelphia, Charles Barkley arrived in Phoenix via trade and proved just what the Suns needed to take the next step. Providing the rebounding sorely lacking in previous seasons, Barkley won the NBA MVP award for the 1992-93 season as the Suns posted the best record in the league and earned their first NBA Finals appearance since 1976. During the Finals, which the Suns would lose to the Bulls in six games, Barkley averaged 27.3 points and 13.0 rebounds per game. Barkley led the Suns in scoring and was voted an All-Star starter in each of his four seasons in Phoenix. Though Barkley spent just a quarter of his NBA career with the Suns, he’s remembered most in purple and orange, particularly for his MVP season, the first by any Suns player. As a Sun, Barkley averaged 23.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. He was inducted into the Suns’ Ring of Honor in 2004.
Tom Chambers, forward, 1988-1993
Perhaps better known to Suns fans as just “T.C.,” big man Tom Chambers is recognized as one of the most exciting players in franchise history. After signing with the Suns in the summer of 1988 as the first unrestricted free agent in NBA history, Chambers quickly won over fans in Phoenix with powerful dunks and efficient scoring. His five seasons with the Suns were among his best, particularly the 1989-1990 when he averaged a career high 27.2 points per game — still a Suns record — on 50.1 percent shooting. Chambers made three of his four all-star appearances as a Sun and twice earned All-NBA second team honors. More importantly, Chambers was a big part of the most successful stretch in franchise history. Chambers helped take the Suns to three Western Conference Finals and the 1993 NBA Finals. For his Suns career, Chambers averaged 20.3 points and a 45.8 percent field goal percentage. Chambers was inducted into the Suns Ring of Honor in 1999 and now serves as a studio analyst for Suns pre-game and post-game shows.
Connie Hawkins, forward, 1969-1973
A pioneer of the high-flying game, Connie Hawkins made his NBA debut with the Suns in 1969 after two seasons in the ABA. In just the Suns’ second NBA season, Hawkins led the team in scoring with 24.6 points per game and helped them to their first playoff appearance following a third place finish in the Western Division. Taking on a powerful Lakers team featuring Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Hawkins averaged 25.4 points and 13.9 rebounds per game to force the series to seven games before the Suns were eliminated. Hawkins was an all-star in each of his four seasons with the Suns and earned All-NBA First Team honors in his debut season. Hawkins averaged 20.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game with the Suns and was the inaugural inductee to the Suns Ring of Honor in 1976.