The Phoenix Suns defeated the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers 113-100 in a series-clinching Recreation 6 on Thursday.
After the sport, Suns star Devin Booker took to Twitter to pay homage to Kobe Bryant, his late mentor and Lakers legend.
These phrases have been Bryant’s recommendation to Booker once they first met. Since then, Booker has lived as much as the problem. He has improved his recreation each season and was an enormous purpose why the Suns received their first-round sequence.
Booker exploded for a playoff career-high 47 factors in Recreation 6 to associate with 11 rebounds and three assists. He joined Suns legend Charles Barkley as the one gamers in staff historical past to attain at the very least 45 factors and seize at the very least 10 rebounds in a postseason recreation.
Booker’s Recreation 6 efficiency additionally earned him some excessive reward from LeBron James, who gifted him with a signed jersey after the sequence finale.
“Proceed to be nice,” James wrote.
Booker will use these phrases of inspiration within the subsequent spherical when the Suns tackle Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. Recreation 1 between the 2 sides is ready for Monday.