Suns star Devin Booker and his camera go viral at Mercury’s WNBA Finals Game 2 win over Sky
The Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky played an epic Game 2 of the 2021 WNBA Finals on Wednesday night. The two teams battled into overtime, with Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith making the big shots in the extra frame to give the Mercury a 91-86 victory to tie the series at 1-1. While the play on the court was frantic and fun, there was also a star off the court. That would be none other than Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker.
Booker, Chris Paul and Jae Crowder sat courtside at the game. As Diggins-Smith was putting the Sky away in overtime, the TV camera panned over to the group of Suns players to capture their celebration. Booker was seen holding up what looked like an old-school camera and taking a picture:
— Internet #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) October 14, 2021
Of course, the camera he owns is anything but old and cheap. It’s actually quite expensive:
Devin Booker rocking an $1,800 film point and shoot camera courtside at a WNBA Finals game is a vibe pic.twitter.com/Wz2SwLHcdQ
— Dane (@danegado) October 14, 2021
The Devin Booker memes came fast and furious:
Devin Booker lmaooo pic.twitter.com/XJx8vRbeU0
— Reid Goldsmith (@reidgoldsmith) October 14, 2021
Average dudes: go make me a sandwich
Real Ballers: pic.twitter.com/aSgdq7zFTX
— Lyndsey D'Arcangelo (@darcangel21) October 14, 2021
For the win pic.twitter.com/88iLX94dn6
— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) October 14, 2021
sorry i had to pic.twitter.com/Edg9dy2KuJ
— whitney medworth (@its_whitney) October 14, 2021
when photography is your passion pic.twitter.com/UBRWOLLtNN
— Paolo Uggetti (@PaoloUggetti) October 14, 2021
Apparently, there’s actually a reason Devin Booker likes bringing these cameras to these events:
It's actually a sweet story, he brought it to his first ASG too because someone told him to make sure to remember the good moments of his life
— Brendon Kleen (@BrendonKleen14) October 14, 2021
This is pretty awesome, and it made for a great viral moment on Wednesday night. The game certainly deserved this special documentation, because it was an instant classic that had the packed house in Phoenix rocking.
After losing Game 1 at home, the Mercury desperately needed to win Game 2 to avoid a brutal hole in the best-of-five series. Phoenix trailed by six points heading into the fourth quarter but staged a comeback and appeared on the verge of winning in regulation. Chicago made a late surge of its own to force overtime, but Taurasi hit a pair of ridiculous 3-pointers in overtime and Diggins-Smith delivered the dagger to secure the win for the home team.
The series now shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Friday night. No Chicago Bulls players will be in the stands to watch this one because they have their own preseason game, but they have consistently been showing their support throughout this playoff run and will surely be repping the Sky on Friday night, just like Devin Booker and Co. were cheering on the Mercury Wednesday.