“As if We Couldn’t Be Hated More”: Weeks After Jeff Bezos Rumors, $3 Billion “Worst Case Scenario” Has Suns Fans Having a Meltdown

Published 12/11/2022, 6:50 AM EST

Follow Us

USA Today via Reuters

The Phoenix Suns have been drowning in chaos at a steady pace. At first, this chaos may seem connected to their on-court struggles of bagging a three-loss streak. However, the Suns’ mess can be traced back to the offseason. The team’s tumultuous time started when their owner Robert Saver faced the burnt of the public. Amidst this, new reports about the team’s ownership have resulted in an online meltdown for the fans.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Earlier in the year, Robert Saver was accused of misconduct and toxic work behavior. Following an investigation by the NBA, the league penalized him with a year-long suspension and a 10 million dollar fine. Subsequently, Saver announced that he would be selling the Phoenix Suns and the WNBA team, Phoenix Mercury.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Reports emerged that Amazon founder Jeffery Bezos and former President Barack Obama could potentially buy the team. However, since then this information has been dismissed. With that said, a recent report by the Wall Street Journal has left Suns’ fans in a state of anger.

Fans in shambles after new reports about Phoenix Suns emerge

The report stated that two venture capitalists have made a 3-billion-dollar bid to buy both the Phoenix-based teams. This included Shasta Ventures and Tech billionaire Peter Thiel’s company, Thiel Capital. The involvement of Peter Thiel left fans infuriated. Over time, much like Robert Saver, Thiel has been subjected to having a controversial stance on issues. His alleged behavior and past allegations don’t make him the popular choice amongst fans.

Following the release of this report, fans were quick to express their displeasure online. Some stated that Thiel Capital’s involvement would be the “worst-case scenario” for the Suns. The others also highlighted the hate the Suns usually face in the league. They believe that more dislike and trolls are coming the teams’ way. One tweet, in particular, said, “as if we couldn’t be hated more.” Fans even claimed that the team was giving them nothing but pain.

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest NBA stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Testing times

The troubling times for the organization continue as on the court, the team has shown signs of struggle. They have lost three games in a row against the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, and New Orleans Pelicans. Suns’ star Devin Booker spoke about how the blame game isn’t the solution to this situation. While talking about the team’s ball rotation, he said, “We have to look at the mirror as a team and we have to fix it.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

USA Today via Reuters

Through these testing times, the team has focused on staying together and working on their team’s chemistry. While hoping to remain unfazed by the off-court troubles, in an interview previously, Booker remained people that the team has been through several ups and downs together. Booker said in an earlier interview, “I think that’s the only way to build and get better is go through things together.”

WATCH THIS STORY: Odell Beckham Jr. Turns 30 With a Banging Party Attended by Devin Booker, Lill Baby and Chris Brown

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What do you think about this latest Phoenix Suns report? Let us know in the comments below.

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Shriya Rajachandra

484Articles

One take at a time

Shriya Rajachandra is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English. Shriya previously interned at The New Indian Express, but her favorite journalist, Marcus Thompson motivated her to start writing about basketball.
Show More>

Edited by:

Gideon Mathson

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today