‘Chasing Greatness’: Jamal Crawford Shows Respect to Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker for His Winning Attitude

Published 07/14/2021, 10:30 AM EDT


The Phoenix Suns are 2021 finalists battling against the Milwaukee Bucks for the championship ring. And they have got a reason to fight with Devin Booker on the lead. The All-star has been nothing less than a sensation this season and he continues to dominate the show against the Bucks.

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When an experienced Chris Paul joined the 2015 draft pick, Devin Booker, not many expected it to become the lasting star duo of the 2020-21 season. Well, here they are in the Finals, leading 2-1 against the Eastern Champions. The Suns are just two games away from clinching the NBA title, to record as the first in their franchise history.

Jul 11, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots against Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) during the first quarter during game three of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Booker is a winner, says Jamal Crawford

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Devin Booker became a lethal force right from the beginning of the season. And as he progresses in the playoffs, Booker is joining the elite club of players. He is averaging 26.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in this postseason, and Jamal Crawford is in awe of his moves.

The 3-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year is becoming a Booker fan day-by-day. In a recent episode of the Knuckleheads, Crawford came in as a guest on the podcast. He told, “Book is a winner, and I didn’t know that so I got there with him. Maybe he just wanted was to put numbers. Nah, he cares. We play 1-on-1 every day, practice with each other every day and he cared about winning.”

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Jul 8, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half in game two of the 2021 NBA Finals at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Booker and Paul head towards a crucial Game 4 finals matchup

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Chris Paul‘s leadership has grown on Booker in tremendous ways this season. The 24-YO’s fine shots, playmaking, and utmost patience have made him a star for the Phoenix Suns. Jamal Crawford further added, “Book is a DOG…  He wants to be great and he’s chasing greatness.” 

Well, that’s what many seem to believe in the league about Devin Booker. The 2-time All-star is on his way to the title. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will pose challenges to the dominant Suns. The intense battle is going to the fourth game and Phoenix Suns will be looking to increase their lead to three. Can Devin Booker’s army win it this time? Let us know in the comments.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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