Devin Booker Called His Most Recent 50 Point Game At Halftime...Of An Eventual Loss To The Woeful Wizards
To be honest, I find this more sad than anything else. That's not to say that I'm shaking my head at Devin Booker's insanely cocky words or his ability to back them up. Rather, it's to say that it's pretty depressing that he's gotten so used to playing for absolutely nothing throughout a young career in which his Suns' team has topped 25 wins exactly ZERO times that he's adopted shooting for half a hundo - win or, much more likely, lose - as his primary source of motivation.
To have a problem with stat chasing is to have a problem with almost all of the NBA's most impressive milestones, but that we've come to accept Devin Booker's openness in occasionally doing so really speaks to how much we sympathize with his situation of being left with absolutely nothing else to race towards other than point totals. One of most promising young stars in all of basketball, and all we get to celebrate is him being cocksure in his counting stats... during a loss to a lowly Wizards team. That's about as bittersweet as the black coffee you'd have to drink to stay awake during a Phoenix Suns' game in which Devin Booker isn't running up his numbers and reminding everyone that he's been catching fire from basketball hell.