Phoenix Suns star capturing guard Devin Booker took to Twitter Wednesday morning to fireplace again at his critics and haters in a seven phrase response.
The Suns shooter is coming off his finest season thus far. He earned his first All Professional choice, averaged a profession finest 26.8 factors and 5.0 rebounds, and led the Suns to the perfect document within the Western Convention and the primary seed. After beating the New Orleans Pelicans within the first spherical, Booker and the Suns confronted off in opposition to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in a hotly contested sequence. The Mavs got here again from a 2-0 sequence deficit to beat the Suns in seven video games. Booker caught criticism for his inconsistent performances within the sequence, particularly in Sport 7 when he mustered up a mere 11 factors within the loss.
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For the reason that loss, Booker has been on the receiving finish of criticism and trolling, due partially to his public breakup with vogue mannequin and actuality tv star Kendall Jenner. One more reason is the current rumors of his inclusion on this 12 months’s upcoming installment of the NBA2K franchise.
If the rumors are true, Booker would be a part of Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and WNBA superstars Sue Chicken and Diana Taurasi as the duvet athletes for the 2023 installment of the franchise. Final 12 months’s model of the sport noticed Doncic himself grace the duvet for the primary time.
However NBA followers had been shocked and angered by the rumors, saying that Phoenix’s collapse within the playoffs make Booker unworthy of the consideration. 2K cowl athletes have featured a number of the finest gamers within the historical past of the sport. Corridor of Fame level guard Allen Iverson starred as the sport’s first cowl athlete in 1999. Since then, stars like Damian Lilliard, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Paul George have been honored with the duvet athlete standing.