NBA Fans Enraged as 25-under-25 List Shuns Devin Booker in favour of Collin Sexton, Gary Trent Jr.

Published 10/03/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group A – France v United States – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 25, 2021. Devin Booker of the United States before the match REUTERS/Brian Snyder


First, it was LeBron James, then it was Larry Nance Jr. This time, it is former Boston Celtics star Jared Sullinger who is furious with the disrespect Devin Booker gets. Devin Booker is one of the most talented and promising U25 players in the NBA. However, he has been excluded from the ‘best 25-under-25 list’.

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Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker has been in Phoenix since 2015. He made a quick impact on the Suns and made it to the All Rookies First Team. He is now a two-time NBA All-Star. All this and he’s still 24 and still has a lot of peak years ahead of him. However, he has been disrespected on many occasions.

May 23, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts alongside Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) in the first half during game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

Booker was snubbed from the All-Star list and this made James furious and he took to Twitter and said: “Devin Booker is the most disrespected player in our league!!! Simple as that.” 

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Recently, ‘Fansided’ released a list of the best 25-under-25 players in the NBA. However, it failed to include Booker on the list and this made NBA fans furious.

NBA Twitter reacts to a 25-under-25 list that shunned Devin Booker

‘Fansided’ recently published a list of top 25 players under the age of 25 in the NBA. This list missed some top stars, such as Jaylen Brown and Devin Booker.

However, this list didn’t go down well with NBA fans. Devin Booker is one of the best players in the NBA right now. He was phenomenal last season for the Suns and definitely deserved a place in this list. NBA Twitter has had some angry reactions to the list.

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Earlier this year, ESPN released the list of 25-under-25, and Booker was placed eighth on the list. While Booker made it to the top 25 here but it still felt disrespectful towards him as per Larry Nance Jr.

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Larry took to Twitter to react to the list by saying: “Why’re we still disrespecting Book.” Booker will turn 25 later this month on 30th October. He started all 67 games he played last season for the Suns and averaged 35.6 PPG, 4.6 APG, and 3.7 RPG.

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Therefore, it was justifiable for NBA fans to get furious when they snubbed Booker from the list. Do you think Booker deserved to be on the list? Let us know.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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