NBA fans are known for their short memories, and there may not be another player in the league with a tighter margin of failure than the Suns’ Devin Booker.
After scoring 40 points or more in three consecutive games last week, Booker found himself back in the MVP conversation. Fans throughout the league were regaining faith in the three-time All-Star.
However, all the love was quickly lost, and all it took was one bad quarter. Tonight, against the Mavericks, Booker had his first scoreless opening quarter since 2019, he shot 0 for 7.
By the end of the first half, Devin was shooting just 2 of 9 for seven points. This poor performance led to the Suns trailing the Mavs by 26 heading into halftime.
Devin Booker at half:
Down by 26
GETTING TAUGHT BY HIS FATHER LUKA 👀🔥💯‼️ pic.twitter.com/srht5hAcNP
— Hater Central (@TheHateCentral) December 6, 2022
It does not help that this bad night is coming against Dallas, a team that embarrassed Phoenix in the playoffs last year.
And fans are letting Booker hear it on Twitter.
Devin Booker at half
2/9 from the field
Best SG in the NBA? pic.twitter.com/Xm6toINeGJ
— َ (@FeelLikeDrew) December 6, 2022
Devin Booker know it’s not Halloween right???? Looks like he dressed up as his performance in Game 7
— Coopz (@LukaDaGoat) December 6, 2022
Devin Booker made it a point not to make "the face" on this one.
📸: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports pic.twitter.com/XghOLEKUM2
— Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) December 6, 2022
Devin Booker does all that talking and soon as he plays Luka it’s quiet with all due respect 🤣
— Mark Jackson’s Burner (@casualtakeking) December 6, 2022
Sometimes you just do not have it, but unfortunately for Devin Booker, he landed on the wrong night to have what might be his worst performance so far this year.