Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker was understandably upset following Tuesday’s heartbreaking loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. After the championship-deciding defeat, the 24-year-old was asked to talk about what the Suns intend to do from here, and as it turns out, Book just couldn’t help but take a shot at the Cleveland Cavaliers in his postgame press conference.
Booker decided to use the Cavs to illustrate his point, and it isn’t exactly a compliment for Cleveland:
“Championship basketball and nothing less than that,” Booker responded when asked what type of foundation this season laid for the Suns moving forward, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “So, going into next season, on a Tuesday night playing against Cleveland, if we don’t have it, we will be quickly reminded about the details and if you don’t want to give it your all right now, what can happen and this feeling right now that we’re feeling can happen. This isn’t something you want to feel. I haven’t felt a hurt like this in my life. So, that’s when I know we have a base and a foundation. Just championship basketball at all times.”
Shots fired. Shocked Cavs fans must be thinking what the hell they did to deserve such a blatant shot from the Suns star? I mean, they were probably just enjoying what turned out to be an epic NBA Finals series only to be dragged into the conversation in a terrible way. Booker was clearly upset about conceding the title to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, but did he really have to sucker punch the Cavs here?
To be fair, though, Booker isn’t completely wrong here. The Cavs haven’t been the most competitive team over the past few years, and the Suns star is simply speaking facts. For Cavs fans though, they’re hoping that their team is able to turn their fortunes around sooner rather than later. This shot from Booker is also something that they will keep in mind for sure.