Trevor Paxton

  • joined Sep 05, 2008
  • last login Jul 16, 2014
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I'm a 26-year-old college student, currently attending Arizona State University where I am majoring in Choral Music Education. I started writing for Bright Side of the Sun (officially) in February 2010. I was the sports editor for ASU's newspaper The State Press, where I have previously held positions as the A&E editor and an A&E reporter.

In my short journalistic career, I've been afforded the opportunities to interview countless people I never thought I'd ever talk to, including Amare Stoudemire, Steve Nash (and most of the rest of the Suns, for that matter), John Legend, William Fitzsimmons, Donald Glover (of Childish Gambino and Community fame) and others. I may not have been doing this for a long time, but I am constantly amazed at the opportunities that have been laid out before me. It's really a very humbling experience that I am incredibly grateful for.

Any questions? Feel free to shoot me an email or catch me on Twitter. (@trpaxton)

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The End of Days: Phoenix Suns Edition

The Phoenix Suns are drifting dangerously close to the dreaded "worst team in the NBA" territory. Statistically speaking, the boys in purple and orange are only technically the fourth-worst team in...

Farewell To The 'Fro: The Josh Childress Story


The sun may have already set in Phoenix for Josh Childress, but for this reporter, he won't be forgotten. This is the story of how a benchwarmer burrowed his way into the heart of a reporter —...


Dragic's Rise Poses Uncomfortable Questions For Suns

There is just one question that begs to be asked: Could Goran Dragic's blossom into a bonafide starting-caliber point guard have occurred with the Phoenix Suns?

Curious as to what will happen on Tuesday's CBA talks between the NBPA and the team's owners? Lucky...


Curious as to what will happen on Tuesday's CBA talks between the NBPA and the team's owners? Lucky for you, I have created a flowchart that describes every possible scenario and its outcome. It's also extremely accurate and not at all meant to be taken in a joking way. Note: Click here for the full size image!

Bright Side Draft Preview '11: The Curious Case of Bismack Biyombo


With the NBA draft approaching, there are many prospects that may be available to the Phoenix Suns at the #13 spot. This is the case for Bismack Biyombo.

Phoenix Suns Take Stance Against Controversial Issue, Defend Gay Rights


As a franchise, the Phoenix Suns have not shied away from taking a stand on controversial issues on some of the biggest national stages. With president and CEO Rick Welts revealing that he is gay,...

Phoenix Suns Player Evaluations 2010-11, Coach Edition: Is Alvin Gentry A Solid Coach Or One And Done?


The Alvin Gentry led Phoenix Suns team put up a disappointing campaign in the 2010-11 year. Was his success last season merely an aberration or did he do the best he could with the hand he was dealt?


The Russell Westbrook vs. Kevin Durant Saga, In Captions

The Grizzlies vs.Thunder series has been an exciting one to watch, but the storyline that has been getting the most attention has been the Durant vs. Westbrook saga. I took the liberty of putting...

Phoenix Suns Player Evaluations 2010-11: Zabian Dowdell, Backup Point Guard Of The Future?


Unsigned rookie Zabian Dowdell made enough of an impression during his two ten-day stints with the Phoenix Suns to earn a contract. Did he make enough of an impression to stick with the team for...

Phoenix Suns Player Evaluations 2010-11: Hakim Not Quite A Dream, But Still A Valuable Player


Suns reserve power forward Hakim Warrick may not have had his best season of all time, but to the Suns, he is still a valuable player.

Phoenix Suns Player Evaluation 2010-11: Dudley Not The Answer To The Suns' Problems


With the future of the Suns franchise in a constant state of flux, a do-it-all player like Dudley is a perfect fit. However, it does not mean that he is the answer to all the Suns' problems.


GameThread: Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns

Mavericks vs Suns coverage

Gortat, Dudley To Start As Suns Take On Streaking Mavs


Marcin Gortat and Jared Dudley take over the starting positions of Robin Lopez and Vince Carter as the Phoenix Suns take on the streaking Dallas Mavericks at home.


GameThread: Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns

  Toronto Raptors @ Phoenix Suns Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011, 8:00 PM MDT US Airways Center Complete Coverage > Raptors vs Suns coverage Raptors HQ Audio: Leandro Barbosa talking about...

Phoenix Suns Hope To Bounce Back Against Toronto Raptors At Home


The Suns look to bounce back from a tough triple overtime loss against the Lakers last night. Can the bench provide the spark needed to ignite the Suns to victory?

Suns Lack Production, Defense As Magic Dominate In Phoenix


Dwight Howard was huge for the Orlando Magic as they defeated the Suns 111-88 in Phoenix. He led all players with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocked shots.


GameThread: Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns

  Magic vs Suns coverage Orlando Pinstriped Post

Phoenix Suns Look To Rebound Against Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic


The Phoenix Suns look to forget their blowout loss against Denver as they face Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic.

Marcin Gortat, Suns Hang On To Beat Hornets In Wild Finish, Win 104-102


Marcin Gortat posted a career high 25 points as the Suns hang on to beat Chris Paul and the Hornets in a wild finish.


GameThread: New Orleans Hornets at Phoenix Suns

  Other Game Day Links Hornets vs Suns coverage At The Hive

Phoenix Suns Look To Continue Defensive Intensity Against Surging Hornets


The Phoenix Suns look to continue the defensive intensity present in the Boston game against the surging New Orleans Hornets.

Nash's Big Night Not Enough As Suns Defense Flounders, Suns Drop Third Straight


Steve Nash had a huge night for the Suns, but it wasn't enough as Phoenix lost to the Charlotte Bobcats. Tonight's loss extended the Suns losing streak to three games.

Vince Carter Ignites Suns Past Knicks, Suns Notch Big Win In New York 129-121


Vince Carter became the 41st player in NBA history to surpass the 20,00 point mark. The Suns also went on to beat the Knicks, 129-121.


GameThread: Phoenix Suns at New York Knicks

Let's do this, Sunsies!

Phoenix Suns Seek Revenge In New York Against Stoudemire, Knicks


The Phoenix Suns head to New York to take on Amar'e Stoudemire and the Knicks. Can they even out the season series, or will Stoudemire and the Knicks pull out another victory?

It's just over a quarter of the way through the season. Why not throw together a highlight reel,...


It's just over a quarter of the way through the season. Why not throw together a highlight reel, reminding us of the awesome plays we've witnessed?

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