Suns’ Devin Booker attends Phoenix Mercury’s WNBA home opener against LV Aces
The Phoenix Suns superstar shooting guard Devin Booker is a vocal supporter of the WNBA, particularly of their counterpart the Phoenix Mercury, and he was on hand to support them again in their home opening night regular season matchup against the Las Vegas Aces.
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The Suns guard was also rocking his upcoming Air Force 1 Low kicks from Nike which is set for a June 8th release date.
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With the 22-year-old extended and locked up as early as last summer with a gargantuan five-year $158 million pact, he’s under contract for the 2019-20 season and has nothing to worry about but chill before the entire season concludes.
The Suns were hoping that 2018 was their year after drafting DeAndre Ayton and Mikal Bridges, signing some notable veteran free agents in Trevor Ariza and Jamal Crawford to round up a roster, as well as more years under the belts of Booker, Josh Jackson, and TJ Warren. They expected that with the young talent and veteran savvy, they were capable of making a competitive push for the eight-seed.
But as early as November, they were showing signs of the Phoenix of old and Booker’s frustrations culminated in a pre-All Star break rant that they don’t deserve a vacation. At that point, they were already far beyond the standings that tanking was already the best option for them finishing with a worse record the previous year at 19-63 and tied with two other teams for the best odds to land the top overall pick, only to finish sixth in the lottery.
Nonetheless, with a lottery pick and some cap space, the Suns are looking to be players in the offseason and are aiming to reverse their fortunes and create a winning environment palatable for their hungry young star.
But for now, he’s going to be rooting for some Mercury victories.