Well people are talking. Any casual NBA fan who was unfamiliar with Devin Booker before Friday night surely knows his name now.
The Phoenix Suns guard racked up an astonishing 70 points in a 130-120 loss to the Boston Celtics. There were mixed emotions following his gigantic effort. Jae Crowder of the Celtics was especially displeased. Booker took care of Crowder’s concerns in short order.
Some of Booker’s teammates felt they needed to take to social media to defend the 20 year-old. Others were simply celebratory. Some of the biggest names in the Association decided that they needed to share a few words about the night Devin Booker shattered the Phoenix Suns single game scoring record.
All u ppl hating can't even score 70 on 2k. Let's appreciate that we were all able to witness that! @DevinBook— Marquese Chriss (@Quese_22) March 25, 2017
Devin Booker 70 pts!!!! Wow!!! I guess he's letting us know who's next!!!!— Chauncey Billups (@1MrBigShot) March 25, 2017
Inside scene of the moment when @DevinBook got the stat sheet and game ball for 70 pts! pic.twitter.com/ObCebZFHwt— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) March 25, 2017
That bull got game @DevinBook . A light 70 piece mcnugget with sweet and spicy sauce— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) March 25, 2017
Yo @DevinBook what did you eat today?— Emmanuel Mudiay (@emmanuelmudiay) March 25, 2017
Devin booker just went HAM...and cheese— Evan Turner (@thekidet) March 25, 2017
@DevinBook Damn. Don't tell me the league is that easy. Congrats on making history. Can't wait to see how your career unfolds.— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 25, 2017
For everyone saying but it was with a L.. ok ♂️ I watched a 20 year old turn The Garden around & heard them chanting his name— Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler) March 25, 2017
My dawg most points ever in the Garden love you my boy #BeSpecial https://t.co/vtdOiIaRBg— Tyler Ulis (@tulis3) March 25, 2017
#BookEm #70— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 25, 2017
That boy D Booker just got 70 ...— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) March 25, 2017
Ok Dbook!— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) March 25, 2017
My young brother @DevinBook just got crazy, 70 points!!! #Onfireee— Leandro Barbosa (@TheBlurBarbosa) March 25, 2017
Go to my app #Blurbosa and check out the video of it!!! pic.twitter.com/0PqV8zrp4N
The Celtics grabbed a win over the Suns, but they didn’t walk out of TD Garden in the greatest of moods after Devin Booker's 70-point night. pic.twitter.com/WJxGnnfqeM— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 25, 2017
And Booker’s performance was so legendary, that it was actually mentioned by his former college coach immediately following Kentucky’s victory over UCLA in the Sweet Sixteen.
John Calipari thinks Devin Booker's 70-point performance will overshadow Kentucky's win vs UCLA. #BBN #WeArePHX #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/a4rCKuo7fB— Amy Combs (@AmyBethCombsNBA) March 25, 2017