Reactions to Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker making All-Star Game
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is finally an NBA All-Star.
The NBA announced Thursday that Booker had been selected to replace injured Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard in the All-Star Game and 3-point contest.
With Booker’s selection, the Suns have their first All-Star Game participant since Steve Nash in 2011-12.
Fans, former teammates and others around the sports world tweeted congratulations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks tweeted a video of manager Torey Lovullo and pitcher Archie Bradley congratulating Booker.
John Calipari, who coached Booker at Kentucky, tweeted praises for the guard.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James welcomed him to the All-Star team that James is captaining.
Suns analyst Eddie Johnson called the selection “well deserved.”
Former Suns teammates including Alan Williams and Jared Dudley tweeted congratulations.
Even before the selection was announced, some were clamoring for the guard to make his first All-Star game.
Lillard named Booker specifically as a worthy replacement.
Bradley tweeted at the league to “#DoTheRightThingNBA”
Rex Chapman, a former Suns player who is very active on social media, tweeted Wednesday night that he did not think Booker should be blocked from the All-Star Game.
Of course, fans had reactions too. After creating a ruckus on social media when Booker wasn’t selected initially, fans posted gifs, memes and congratulatory tweets to the star.
Please address my SG as All Star Devin Booker from now on pic.twitter.com/UsKWFlPiUm
— Baldmane (@DecaturDane) February 13, 2020
Not everyone was pleased, though.
The San Antonio Zoological Society, frustrated Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan didn’t get the nod, has apparently named a cockroach after NBA commissioner Adam Silver.