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Devin Booker embraces Kobe Bryant comparisons by donning facemask in Game 3

The Suns rising star took his comparison to the Lakers legend to the next level in Game 3 vs. the Clippers.

2021 NBA Playoffs - LA Clippers v Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns looks on against the LA Clippers during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 22, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images

Update - Here’s Booker wearing the mask in the game.

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is drawing comparisons to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant during this incredible postseason run and decided to take things to the next level by rocking a facemask in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Booker said Bryant “was in the building” when the Suns eliminated the Lakers in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs. Stephen A. Smith said Booker is the next Kobe Bryant on his show. And now, we get masked Devin Booker to complete the Kobe comparison.

Booker is wearing the mask to protect his nose after picking up an injury in Game 2. He did not miss any time due to the injury and is expected to be a big part of Phoenix’s plans to take a 3-0 series lead in the Western conference finals. He is averaging 28.3 points, 5.3 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game in the postseason.