Despite playing a mere seven minutes for the Toronto Raptors coming into the game since he was traded to them, Sebastian Telfair went from scout team quarterback to leading his new team to a victory over his former team.
Like his native New York brethren has said before: He came. He saw. He conquered.
And it was very personal.
The Phoenix Suns traded Telfair at the deadline to make room for the younger point guards they are trying to groom into NBA players. That is a part of the business. Though going from a bottom five team in the west to a bottom five team in the east is not the ideal situation for a veteran who evolved into one of the better back-up point guards in the league over the past two seasons.
Over the course of his career, Bassy has been traded a total of six times, but in none of those situations did he feel like he had a home within the franchise. He had that here.
"I loved the city and the fans. I learned a lot here and grew as a person," Bassy said after the game.
Sebastian Telfair came back to Phoenix with a Vengeance, a Purpose, and Left on Top
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