Last year, Karl Towns took the NBA by storm. This year, it was Devin Booker who was the talk of the league.
Booker’s 70-point game consisting of only four three-pointers, multiple game winning shots among many other things put him on the map. In a Q&A with Slam online Booker opened up about his second season in the NBA.
“SLAM: What’s something you feel you accomplished this season?
DB: I feel like I accomplished the start of something. The 70 points and game-winners, I think that was a start of a legacy. People start to know my name actually now and they’re looking to say he’s the future. Now, I think it’s my job to lead this team to winning and turning around the franchise. It’s been an ugly first two years but I think at the end of it will be the most meaningful–going through all the losses, not making the playoffs. I think it’s going to be actually that much better when we start doing that.”
Booker also talked about how he’s blocking out the haters.
“SLAM: A lot of people had mixed feelings, because you scored 70 points, but it was in a loss. What are your thoughts on that?
DB: I mean, everyone has to say something. That’s people’s jobs–to sell articles and give their opinion. I can’t change their opinion and they can say what they want about it as long as my family is happy. The organization and the Phoenix Suns and people around me are proud of me and made a lot of people are happy; I’m fine with it. People can say what they want. I don’t really get into that.”
Now I miss the 2014-2015 team.
Read the rest of the Q&A here.