Devin Booker, D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns are 3 really close friends who headline the 2015 NBA Draft class.
D’Lo, DBook and KAT have all come up the professional ranks together. They went at each other several times on the AAU circuit and have known each other all through their basketball journeys. In fact, D’Angelo Russell and Devin Booker were classmates back in middle school.
It’s a testament to how strong their friendship has been that Booker shouted out D’Lo last night. Booker took to Twitter to post his undying love for Russell’s smooth, buttery offensive game, although not in those words.
DLo my favorite player
— Book (@DevinBook) July 1, 2021
These are 2 elite prospects who’ve both made All-Star teams during their limited time in the league already. The sky is the limit for both Booker and D’Lo.
D’Angelo Russell responds to all this love from Devin Booker
Russell hasn’t been to the playoff stage for 2 straight years now. But much like any other basketball fans, D’Lo is obviously keeping a close eye on this year’s postseason.
He definitely only just spotted his Twitter mentions blowing up. This explains his slightly delayed response to the love from DBook, containing a sobering message for the Suns superstar: “Dido my G, congrats! Job’s not finished!”
— D’Angelo Russell (@Dloading) July 1, 2021
Booker has the chance to make history by becoming the rare player to win an NBA Finals series in his playoff debut. The last major superstar we can think of who dominated in such fashion in their first playoff campaign was one Magic Johnson.
Devin Booker has every chance of leading the Suns to NBA championship glory. They will be lying in wait for the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bucks and the Hawks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been ruled out of Game 5 today, while Trae Young is still questionable. Whichever team emerges victorious from this series will be considered underdogs in the Finals against the well-oiled Suns machine.
Phoenix is currently 12-4 in the playoffs, having won 2 road games in each of their 3 series thus far. The expectation from the squad will be to take the championship.