VIDEO: Paul George, Devin Booker get heated after dangerous collision
It was a little extra hot on Sunday night in the desert as things got testy between Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George and Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker. The two superstars butted heads in the fourth quarter of a close contest as both players weren’t backing down from each other and were constantly seen jawing.
Here’s the clip via Hoop Central on Twitter:
Things are getting chippy between Paul George and D Book. 🍿pic.twitter.com/SCNosshm0Q
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) January 4, 2021
Apparently, Booker had a few expletives for George which the Clippers’ forward obviously didn’t like.
Paul George – "You better watch your mouth!"
Devin Booker – "Soft ass n*****!"
PG and DBook are going AT IT during Clippers-Suns.pic.twitter.com/HT1My9K83Y
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 4, 2021
The rather friendly interaction between the two All-Stars happened after George was fouled on a running jump shot. The Suns’ Cameron Payne blocked George’s shot but was called for a foul as he landed awkwardly on PG’s leg which, obviously, George wasn’t a fan of. George said some words to Payne and stared him down and Booker quickly came to his teammate’s defense. After Booker jawed at George, both All-Stars had to be restrained.
It was George who had the last laugh though as his Clippers had enough to close out the huge away win against the Suns. The fired-up George ended with a game-high of 39 points to lead LA to their fifth win of the season. Booker, for his part, ended with a team-high of 25.
As long as things don’t escalate and go out of hand, you love to see the emotions from superstars like these. Both are leaders of their team and probably just want to fire up their team. And, on a close game like this, you’d need all the extra push you can get.