After Devin Booker dropped 38 points against the Celtics, Boston guard Kyrie Irving had some nice things to say about the former Kentucky Wildcat.
Irving told Jay King of massive.com, “I feel like he’s doing an incredible job of just staying the course. He has it. He already has that mentality of being a killer. He already has the tools, he’s already a great player in this league and he’s going to continue to showcase that.”
Irving can relate to Booker’s current situation as the star of a bad team, “I’ll tell you right now, it’s a tough position to be in. You look back at some of the great players that have been on a similar journey, and a lot of the attention, a lot of the scrutiny that comes with it, because every loss that comes at a fault is yours.”
“Everyone’s going to pinpoint, whether it be your defense, whether it be the shots that your taking, whether it be a pass that you’re not making, they’ll find something that’s not good enough.”
Whether the Suns are winning or not Booker is on his way to becoming one of the NBA’s best.
“When he goes against the high-level teams, you can see that he raises his game to another level. And that’s a tell-tale signs of a great player in having that consistency for years to come.”
— NBA (@NBA) December 2, 2017