Last night, Devin Booker, the 20 year old shooting guard of the Phoenix Suns, scored 70 points against the Boston Celtics. Booker was feeling it last night, he shot 21-40 from the floor, 4-11 from deep, and 24-26 from the free throw line. Booker is 1 of 5 players in NBA history to score over 70 points, so he joins a pretty exclusive club. He also joins another pretty exclusive club by scoring 70 points and still losing the game. Only two other players have done that, Wilt Chamberlain and David Thompson, both hall of famers. It was the greatest scoring performance since the 81 point outburst by Kobe Bryant, everyone loves to see a player put up a ridiculous number like that, and that explains why the Celtics fans were actually cheering for Booker as he torched the Celtics defense. It didn't matter to them since the Celtics still won, just thought it was very cool that the home fans were cheering for a player on the opposing team. Anyways, the Suns did get a little carried away with themselves after Booker's performance. After the game they posted this picture.
Obviously the guys are just kidding around trying to emulate the Wilt Chamberlain photo after he scored 100 points. Good joke, I appreciate the effort and all, however you guys lost, and Booker fell 30 points shy of wilt's record and 11 points shy of Kobe's, so he didn't really accomplish shit. With that being said the Suns haven't had much to cheer about this year, or just in recent memory in general, so they needed this more than we know. Although, one of the Celtics players didn't seem to take too kindly to the picture...
For those of you that don't know, Bossman99 is Jae Crowder the small forward for the Boston Celtics. Have to agree with Crowder on the whole team being extremely happy after a loss, like come on now, your team is still 22-51, stop acting like you won the NBA Finals. Devin Booker fired back with the "you can't guard me" jab. Short, sweet, and to the point, I can respect that. Even though, Crowder and the Celtics get the last laugh because they're going to the playoffs, they got the win, and they have a much brighter future than the Suns. Enjoy this moment Suns fans, these don't come around very often for you guys.