Moss Point alum Devin Booker showing out in first NBA postseason
If Moss Point alum Devin Booker wasn’t already a household name before these 2021 NBA playoffs, he certainly is now.
After going 11 years without making the post-season, the Phoenix Suns have dispatched of the reigning NBA champion LA Lakers before sweeping the Denver Nuggets en route to the Western Conference Finals.
Across those ten games, Booker is averaging 27.9 points per game, fifth among players remaining in the playoffs behind Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, Kawhi Leonard, and Trae Young.
Even more special, some of Booker’s family was in attendance for his close-out game four in Denver. “Yeah, man. It’s an unbelievable feeling. I always tell people that’s my ‘why.’ That’s the reason I play the game, and to see the excitement on my sister’s face, to see the excitement on my mother’s face, and my brother, we’ve been through a lot as a family and they love to watch me succeed, and any time I can I can put a smile on their face, there’s no feeling like it for real, so that’s what keeps me going.”
Booker and the Suns await the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz.