Phoenix Suns Host Last ORIGINATIV Night of Season to Sold Out Crowd


April 12, 2023

"Stoodis" was one of the graphics featured during the Phoenix Suns' ORIGINATIV nights during the 2022-2023 regular season. (Photo by Darren Thompson for Native News Online)

PHOENIX - As the Phoenix Suns' 2022-2023 regular season comes to a close, the teams' showcase of Native culture has made its mark on the professional sports world.

On April 4, the team hosted its 10th and final ORIGINATIV night of the season during a game against the San Antonio Spurs, its 65th consecutive sold-out game to a crowd of 17,071.

ORIGINATIV night showcases an all-out Native theme from the entrance, signage, special recognitions, music and entertainment - both for the National Anthem and the halftime performances. Additionally, during ORIGINATIV nights, the Suns play in their City Edition uniforms - a collaboration between the NBA and sports-wear giant Nike to showcase the unique heritage of NBA teams' home city - on a court designed to pay recognition to all 22 federally recognized tribes in Arizona.


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