Devin Booker Talks About His Crazy Journey From Being a Fan of Chris Paul to Playing Alongside Him

Published 07/01/2021, 5:40 AM EDT


The Phoenix Suns have reached their first NBA finals since 1993. They beat the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and Devin Booker and Chris Paul combined for 63 points with 22 and 41 points respectively.

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The Phoenix Suns played efficient all round basketball in their 130-102 win over the Clippers. They shot 56% from the field, and they also converted almost 55% of their shots from deep. They never let the Clippers get close to them and lead by double digits almost throughout the game.

Jun 24, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) moves to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) guard Paul George (13) and center Ivica Zubac (40) during the second half in game three of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

For the Clippers, Paul George had yet another 20+ point game. However, he struggled from the field as he shot 6-15 from the field, and only made 1 three pointer out of the six that he attempted. Marcus Morris shone again with 26 points. Reggie Jackson had a tough outing, scoring 13 points on 33% shooting. Overall, the Suns were the better team and deserved to win the ball game

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Devin Booker on Chris Paul

Devin Booker and Chris Paul share a very special bond on and off the court. Paul heavily praised the 24-year-old for being mature and having the necessary attitude to win.

Similarly, Devin Booker spoke about Chris and how he has been watching him since childhood, to now sharing the court with him. He said, “Just watching the game since I was 8 years old, since he has been in the NBA just being a straight fan.” He added saying, “It’s kind of strange. Like growing up literally being a fanboy of him, and now being next to him in the backcourt. Its just crazy how life comes, full circle.”

Chris Paul has truly embraced his role as a NBA vet, and helped turn around this young Phoenix team with his knowledge and experience. He provides the necessary leadership that this team has been looking after. CP3 has been one of the most important reasons of the Phoenix Suns’ success, which is evident seeing how the young players talk about him and his obsessiveness for the game.

Devin Booker’s NBA career

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The Phoenix Suns drafted Booker in 2015. He is mostly known for being a prolific scorer of the basketball. In addition, he is the youngest player to score 60 points in a game. He scored 70 points in March, 2017 against the Celtics. In 2019, he became the youngest player to have consecutive 50-point games at just 22. He is youngest guard to score 7000 points, behind Kobe Bryant.

Jun 20, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half during game one of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Now, Booker has the opportunity to add an NBA title to his already impressive resume. He is part a very talented and exciting Phoenix team, who are more than capable of winning, Will Devin Booker be the guy who finally gets CP3 a championship?

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