The NBA gives its players the day off on Thanksgiving, a nice break considering the scores of games that the league asks its players to play on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, and any number of anniversaries and birthdays. It’s a welcome respite that is best enjoyed by teams that played at home in the game directly preceding the holiday, like the Phoenix Suns – who took down the white hot Portland Trail Blazers in Phoenix on Wednesday, ending Portland’s 11-game winning streak and pulling their record to 8-7 in what has been a surprisingly successful year thus far.
As a result, Channing Frye’s family will get to host a pretty special Thanksgiving at home this season. Not only is his team free from travel on the holiday, but the Frye family will celebrate the good health of the Suns’ big man after he missed the entire 2012-13 season after being diagnosed with a dilated cardiomyopathy.
On top of that, as the Arizona Republic’s Paul Coro reports, the Fryes will also be celebrating the improving health of their daughter Margaux, who is slowly regaining vision after being born last year with cataracts in both eyes. From Coro’s feature:Read More »from With his family in full health, Channing Frye is celebrating a pretty special Thanksgiving