LOOK: NBA teams exploit solar eclipse to mock Phoenix Suns

first_imgAn extremely rare phenomenon took place over the weekend,  as the Great American Eclipse put on a show over the skies of the United States.But sadly for an NBA franchise that shares the name of the massive star, the Phoenix Suns, rival teams took the astronomical event as a chance to poke fun at the Arizona-based squad.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano In honor of the sun being blocked today, here are our best blocks against the @Suns over the past few years! ☀️🌑😎#SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/NcnldLq2Ho— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) August 21, 2017 MOST READ Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder PLAY LIST 05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder00:50Trending Articles01:29Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal The Brooklyn Nets could not resist the urge as well and posted a clip of their own.PSA: The @Suns getting blocked beginning at 1:23 Brooklyn time 😎🌑 #SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/srEY1kHlss— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 21, 2017ADVERTISEMENT — Phoenix Suns (@Suns) August 21, 2017Screen Grab from Twitter/@Suns As the Moon passed the Earth and “blocked” the Sun, teams collated videos of their players blocking the Suns’ squad, starting with the Atlanta Hawks’s social media team.“In honor of the sun being blocked today, here are our best blocks against the @Suns over the past few years!” the Hawks captioned the video, along with the hashtag #SolarEclipse2017. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid child custody dispute The Minnesota Timberwolves also chimed in, sharing a clip of Karl Anthony Towns emphatically swatting Devin Booker’s shot.Here’s how @KarlTowns blocks the Sun. #SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/2fqsQrRcan— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) August 21, 2017The Milwaukee Bucks rounded out the mischievous bunch, claiming to have been blocking the Suns since 1968.Blocking out the Suns since 1968. #SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/KIBQC0zfE0— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 21, 2017The Suns’ social media team, meanwhile, refused to take the online abuse and threatened to “block” back.  /raWhen the Suns block back 😏 #SolarEclipse17 pic.twitter.com/gU32E0LmzW 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more

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