Update - Here’s Booker wearing the mask in the game.
CP3 to Ayton.— NBA (@NBA) June 25, 2021
Book to Ayton.
The @Suns backcourt finding their big on rim runs early in Game 3 on ESPN! #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/WfAc6VUBlJ
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.
Masked Book pic.twitter.com/euMATDTCC6— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) June 25, 2021
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.
So Devin Booker is the next “Kobe Bryant,” correct? Well, let’s get ready for the mask. pic.twitter.com/Eq9SAcSG2N— K.O. (ATATF) (@kofromatatf) June 23, 2021
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.