WATCH: Devin Booker Laughs Off the Idea of Playing NBA 2K With Phoenix Suns

Published 04/06/2020, 1:22 AM EDT


Devin Booker wasn’t exactly in favor of using Phoenix Suns for the ongoing players only NBA 2K tournament. In the first round of the tournament, he faced Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. The video game contest was between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers with Booker choosing to play with Giannis Antetokounmpo and co.

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Just when the game was about to begin, Porter said, “You should have just picked the Suns, I would have picked the Nuggets.” But Booker was quick to laugh off the prospect of entering a video game contest with the Suns.

Book didn’t wanna run with the Suns 🤣@DevinBook ➡️ Bucks@MPJr ➡️ Lakers pic.twitter.com/ITcn4y5xOl

— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 6, 2020

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Booker also reasoned his non-selection later in a tweet saying his virtual counterpart in the game was “messed up”.

Because @NBA2K has my player messed up https://t.co/iHpVqugU6n

— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) April 6, 2020

Booker eventually managed a victory in the first round of the tournament 85-75. Meanwhile, No. 13 seed Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards emerged victorious over the No. 4 seed Donovan Mitchell. This will see the two compete in the quarterfinals.

Montrezl Harrell & Andre Drummond also emerged victorious apart from Devin Booker

In the other matchups on Sunday, Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell and Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond also qualified for the quarterfinals.

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Playing with his own Clippers team, Harrell defeated Domantas Sabonis of Indiana Pacers who was also playing with his own team. The eventual scoreline remained 73-51. Meanwhile, Drummond absolutely destroyed DeMarcus Cousins 101-49.

🎮 NBA2K Players Tournament Round 1 action! #NBA2KTourney 🏀@MONSTATREZZ vs. @Dsabonis11@spidadmitchell vs. @rui_8mura@DevinBook vs. @MPJr @boogiecousins vs. @AndreDrummond https://t.co/yAkGKxlTuy

— NBA (@NBA) April 6, 2020

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The quarterfinals of the event will start Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. facing Montrezl Harrell.  In the other quarterfinal fixtures, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young will compete against Suns center Deandre Ayton, Booker will face Hachimura, and Drummond will take on Clippers guard Patrick Beverley.

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