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The Best Phoenix Suns To Have Their Numbers Retired  

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List Rules Vote up the best Phoenix Suns players to have their legendary number retired for all time.

These Phoenix Suns players have all had their numbers retired. After making a big impact while playing for the team, players such as Charles Barkley and Steve Nash had their jerseys retired. But not every player in the NBA gets their number retired, it is an honor bestowed upon the best players of a franchise. Which of these athletes are the greatest Phoenix Suns players? This list is only for Phoenix Suns players with retired jerseys. Coaches and managers have had their numbers retired as well but we're here to determine the best Phoenix Suns players that have had their number retired for all time.

Although these are undoubtedly great players, not all of them have been voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame despite having their numbers honored. The Phoenix Suns players that have been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame are noted below. Vote up the Phoenix Suns players with retired numbers that you think made the biggest contribution to the team.

Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns To Have Their Numbers Retired
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1 10 VOTES

Number: 13

Years With Franchise: 1996–1998, 2004–2012

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Stephen John "Steve" Nash, OC, OBC is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. He was an eight-time NBA All-Star and a two-time recipient of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. The 6 ft 3 in point guard also led the league in assists five times. After a successful high school basketball career in British Columbia, Nash earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University in California. In his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and he was twice named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year. Nash graduated from Santa Clara as the team's all-time leader in assists and was taken as the 15th ...more on Wikipedia

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns To Have Their Numbers Retired
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2 13 VOTES

Number: 34

Years With Franchises: 1992–1996

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Charles Wade Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Nicknamed "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and "The Round Mound of Rebound", Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's most dominating power forwards. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 5th pick of the 1984 NBA Draft. He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. In 1993, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and during the NBA's 50th ...more on Wikipedia

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Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns To Have Their Numbers Retired
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3 7 VOTES

Number: 42

Years With Franchise: 1968–1974

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Cornelius L. "Connie" Hawkins is an American former National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association player, Harlem Globetrotter, Harlem Wizard and New York City playground legend. It was on the New York City courts that he earned his nickname The Hawk. ...more on Wikipedia

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Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns To Have Their Numbers Retired
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4 7 VOTES

Number: 7

Years With Franchise: 1987–1998, 2000

Kevin Maurice Johnson is the current mayor of Sacramento, the capital city of the U.S. state of California. Elected in 2008 and reelected in 2012, Johnson is the first African American to serve in that office. Prior to entering politics, Johnson was a professional basketball player in the NBA, playing point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns. During his 12-year playing career, Johnson was a three-time NBA All-Star and four-time second team All-NBA selection, along with holding numerous records for the Phoenix Suns organization. At the University of California, Berkeley, Johnson was named a two-time All-Pac-10 Conference player and an honorable-mention All-American by the ...more on Wikipedia

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