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Devin Booker’s instant one-word reaction to losing NBA Finals against Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

Devin Booker, Suns, Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, NBA Finals

It’s difficult to be in Devin Booker’s shoes right now. The highly competitive guard of the Phoenix Suns just suffered his most painful loss after they bowed out of the NBA Finals in Game 6 on Tuesday.

After winning the first two games convincingly, the Suns couldn’t stop the Milwaukee Bucks in the last four outings. The Suns became the first team in the NBA Finals to drop four straight games after erecting a 2-0 lead since the Dallas Mavericks in 2006.

During the dying moments of Game 6, as the defeat slowly sunk in, Booker had a one-word reaction from the bench (via Reddit).

[Highlight] Devin Booker says "damn" postgame from nba

No need to be an expert lip reader for that.

It’s very understandable for Booker to feel angry and frustrated. In the biggest game of his career, the former Kentucky standout failed to deliver. He only scored 19 points on an atrocious 8-of-22 shooting from the field, including 0-of-7 from beyond the arc.

Booker couldn’t follow up on his 40-point explosion in Game 5, missing shots he would normally make. The Bucks defense clearly made it difficult for the two-time All-Star, with guys like PJ Tucker, Jrue Holiday, and Pat Connaughton all serving as a revolving door of stoppers.

Booker might also rue his crucial blunder in Game 5 when he turned the ball over against Holiday, which led to an and-1 dunk from Giannis Antetokounmpo, which proved to be the biggest factor in the Bucks’ win.

But all great players suffer bitter setbacks before rising to the zenith. Devin Booker will take everything he can from their loss in the NBA Finals and continue his mission: Be legendary.