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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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Number: 13

Years With Franchise: 1996–1998, 2004–2012

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Stephen John Nash (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian former professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an eight-time NBA All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection. Twice, Nash was named the NBA Most Valuable Player while playing for the Phoenix Suns. He currently serves as senior advisor of the Canadian men's national team and as a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors. 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 ...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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Number: 34

Years With Franchises: 1992–1996

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on Inside the NBA. Nicknamed Chuck, Sir Charles, Street Beef, and The Round Mound of Rebound, Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's most dominant power forwards. An All-American power forward at Auburn University, he was drafted as a junior 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 with ...more on Wikipedia

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Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 7

Years With Franchise: 1987–1998, 2000

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Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 42

Years With Franchise: 1968–1974

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Cornelius "Connie" Lance Hawkins (July 17, 1942 – October 6, 2017) was an American basketball player in the American Basketball League (ABL), American Basketball Association(ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA), Harlem Globetrotters, and Harlem Wizards, as well as being a New York City playground legend. It was on the New York City courts that he earned his nickname, The Hawk. Hawkins was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. ...more on Wikipedia

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