So by now, most of the sports world has probably heard of “Suns in 4 Guy.” If you haven’t heard of him, here’s my short synopsis: During Game 4 of the Suns/Nuggets playoff game, two Nuggets fans harassed this one Suns fan, but then quickly got their asses handed to them by the Suns fan. After he valiantly and justifiably tossed both Nuggets fans like rag dolls, he yelled, “Suns in 4” like a victorious war-cry.
The minute that video surfaced, it went viral. Not only because it was a perfectly weird yet inspiring moment (such a moment you couldn’t write any better in a script) all captured on live tape, but it was also released before the Suns would ultimately win in ‘4’, as they swept the Nuggets four games to zero.
This fight changed the life of the victorious Suns fan. First of all, his real name is Nick McKellar, but he’s nationally known as the Suns in 4 guy, as his instagram handle (which now has over 56,000 followers) is named @suns.in.4. He’s also been sought after by NBA stars, he’s been on podcasts, Barstool’s making gear with him in it, he’s a selfie magnet at Suns games, and he’s been the opener and headliner for major events in the Phoenix area. You read that right, a headliner. I don’t know what he does at these events, perhaps he just walks around yelling, “Suns in 4”. Even if that was the case, I don’t give a shit. This man is a national icon and I am all for it.
Now, what about the Nuggets fans who started the fight? You know, the ones with the moronic Jim Carrey bowlcuts who thought they could “sneak attack” the Suns fan with a couple of suckerpunches.
I think they deserve some recognition. Had they not acted like a couple of stupid jamokes, Nick McKellar would not be the Suns in 4 guy. Nick McKellar’s life has changed dramatically all because two Nuggets fans wanted some smoke and got absolutely pummeled on video, for millions to see. It’s safe to say they probably are hurting right now, more emotionally than physically, but I wouldn’t count out physically. McKellar threw some fucking shots in there.
It doesn’t have to be much, but I think the Suns in 4 guy should do something for them. You know, send a couple bucks their way… or write them a card at the very least.
I mean how hard is it to write:
Hey thanks for throwing a couple soft punches and making me famous. Also, sorry about my punches, those weren’t soft… and they didn’t make you famous.
Suns in 4 guy (previously known as Nick McKellar until you two changed my life for the better)
I think those two Nuggets fans need some love. Just a little bit of love to supplement their likely aggravated assault charges.
You know, while we’re talking, I see a great opportunity for a streamable mini-series. Do you need some fresh content to jumpstart your new streaming platform? Look no further than greenlighting the eight episode documentary Nuggets in Zero: The Losing Side. I say you tell the Nuggets fans’ side of the story, but add some fictitious events, plot twists, and cliff hangers to each episode. You could turn this into a serial killer mystery where their fight with the Suns in 4 guy is only the beginning of a dark and twisted tale.
I say you rip out a page of the Fast and Furious franchise brochure and make something a lot bigger than it actually is. Fast and Furious used to be about car thieves who drag raced to win drug money. Now, they are driving cars into space, fighting international terrorists. What the hell.
Do the same for the two not-so-victorious Nuggets fans.
Or don’t. Honestly, fuck those two Nuggets fans. Why should we applaud anyone with a bowlcut who likes to suckerpunch people.