Suns' Devin Booker is over the Kobe Bryant comparisons after mascot beef

Booker got an official to move the mascot away from underneath the basket. The drama led to fans taking a jab at Booker for not being more like the player he looked up to – the late コービー・ブライアント.

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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives past Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) during the first half in Toronto Jan. 11, 2022.

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives past Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) during the first half in Toronto Jan. 11, 2022. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

金曜日に, Booker addressed the issue.

I’m really enjoying this, and I always have enjoyed social media,” the Suns guard said of the beef with the Raptors mascot and how far it went on social media. “I check it daily, and when they’re saying good things about it, I don’t get too high, I don’t get too low on it.

DEVIN BOOKER, DEANDRE AYTON HELP NBA-LEADING SUNS BEAT PACERS

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns warms up ahead of their game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena Jan. 11, 2022 in Toronto.

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns warms up ahead of their game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena Jan. 11, 2022 in Toronto. (Cole Burston/Getty Images)

The only problem I have is people still comparing me to Kobe Bryant when I told them in the playoffs stop bringing up Mamba mentality. I’m inspired by Kobe Bryant and Mamba mentality, but I am not Kobe Bryant. … And people are out here yelling Mamba mentality from their mama’s house. I’ll leave you with that.

Booker made the remarks after scoring 35 in the team’s 112-94 勝つ Indiana Pacers. Teammate Deandre Ayton added 27 ポイントと 12 リバウンド.

デビンブッカー (1) of the Phoenix Suns takes a foul shot during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena Jan. 11, 2022 in Toronto.

デビンブッカー (1) of the Phoenix Suns takes a foul shot during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena Jan. 11, 2022 in Toronto. (Cole Burston/Getty Images)

Phoenix has the best record in the NBA at 32-9.

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