Suns’ Devin Booker sounds off on not being in MVP conversation
Devin Booker doesn’t care about your MVP conversations – he’s all about getting the Phoenix Suns some Ws. The 24-year-old put on his hard hat and balled out on Monday and grabbed a pivotal win over the team with the best record in the league the Utah Jazz.
Booker erupted for 35 points to lead the Suns to a 117-113 win in OT against the Jazz and according to him, that’s all he wants to put his mind on.
“I’m more worried about getting these wins and more interested in getting the 1-seed in the West and playing in my first playoff appearance,” Booker said after the game (via SportsCenter). “That’s my main mindset. Whatever happens out in the world, that’s on everybody else.”
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 8, 2021
Booker is having one heck of a season and the fact that he’s not part of the conversation for the MVP is quite slanderous given his team’s success. The lack of respect on Book’s season was also highlighted by his recent All-Star nod which only came at the expense of the injured Anthony Davis. We need to put some respect on Devin Booker’s name, pronto.
The Michigan native has made it his mission to put the Suns on his back this season and, so far, he’s been staying true to his word. Booker has been fantastic and with the Point God Chris Paul right beside him, the Suns’ backcourt has been nothing short of incredible.
With the statement win over Utah, Phoenix continues to chip on the Jazz’ lead and it won’t be surprising if they end their 10-season playoff drought as the top-seeded team in the West.