He’s a legitimate superstar.
He’s such a superstar, in fact, that the latest rumors say that Kevin Durant wants to move to Phoenix so he can play alongside Booker.
Devin Booker is everything NBA fans want in a player yet he’s hated https://t.co/Jtr75inqQg
— Isaac ☀️ (@mikalbridge) July 7, 2022
Booker averaged 26.8 points, 5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists a game last season and made it deep into the playoffs.
He’s one of the greatest guards in the league but, as one Suns fan on Twitter points out, he is still hated by many.
Sure, there are things about Booker that will get under the skin of some, such as his brash personality and his attitude that can be considered egotistical at times.
But the thing that really angers people is that Booker is really terrific.
If Booker was so sure of himself and bad, people wouldn’t dislike him so much.
It’s his personality and his skill that riles people up.
However, Booker isn’t the first player in the history of the league to really believe in himself and be considered cocky.
There are countless stars in the past who have been slapped with the same label; Booker is just the latest in a long line of NBA greats who have angered people.
Even with all the belief in himself, Booker and his team are still falling short: they lost the Finals two seasons ago and got surprisingly annihilated by the Dallas Mavericks in the latest Western Conference semifinals.
That was surely painful to Booker but joyful for those who hate him.
Those who dislike Booker better strap in and expect more of him and his personality because he’s not going anywhere and will be a major part of the NBA for some time to come.