Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns are 4-0 down in Orlando, Florida, and have been the talk of the NBA bubble. Booker has channeled his inner Kobe Bryant and gone off in the four games for the Suns at Disney World.
After Phoenix defeated the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, Booker talked about how Bryant is inspiring him every day despite not being with us.
“Kobe’s with me every day. You guys see what I put on my shoes with the ‘Be Legendary.’ It’s a reminder.”
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A lot of people say Booker reminds them of a young Bryant due to his elite scoring skills and killer mindset. The Suns star entered Thursday averaging 26.3 points per game on the season. Booker scored 20 points against the Pacers, helping Phoenix win by a final score of 114-99.
Booker and the Suns are back in action on Saturday when they face the Miami Heat. Phoenix is trying to shock the world and clinch the No. 8 seed in the West. Before the seeding games started, there wasn't anyone who was giving the Suns a legitimate chance to make the 2020 playoffs.
Behind Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, though, Phoenix is primed to overtake Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies in the standings and face the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs.
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers have already clinched the No. 1 seed, so if the Suns make the postseason, they will go up against the Lakers.