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Paul George Speaks on Relationship with Devin Booker

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Paul George addressed where his relationship with Devin Booker stood after a very eventful summer between the two on a Podcast with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks.

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For context: Earlier this offseason, George and Booker went back-and-forth after Klay Thompson talked about his antics during last season’s early matchup with the Suns on George’s Podcast. Booker seemed to take offense to George specifically mentioning him when asking the question. The Suns’ star called out George on Instagram following the Podcast, saying: “Is that the answer u was looking for?”

George then said that Booker had a “sorry a** response” to the clip on a Twitch livestream.

This all came after the Suns eliminated the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, a series in which George did not play due to injury. 

Here’s what George had to say on the Podcast:

“I don’t know where it took the turn,” George said. “Things got heated when we played Phoenix. Conversation sparked. It came from that end. Again, this goes down to respect line, and me and Devin always been good. He was little bro when he came into league, and then all of a sudden, temperature changed into where now is a line that was passed. (He) stepped over the line.

“So like, now, it’s just it is what it is at this point. But, to go off that question, it was just me asking Klay, obviously, about that moment. And I forget what question I asked him, but his answer was his answer. If you watch the Pod(cast), I’m never looking to do clickbait stuff or have someone say something that’s going to raise questions.

“He answered it from an honest perspective. He, as another young man in his game, making a name for himself, making a way, paving the way, like whatever Klay’s answer your answer was, that was his answer. Cool. I wasn’t looking to pick or dig. I would have said something myself if that was the case. But again, he took it upon himself to be seen or heard in that moment. Cool. Now it is what it is. It’s stuck. If it’s up, then it’s stuck.”

The Suns’ first game against the Clippers won’t be until Jan. 3, but you can imagine it won’t be friendly between these two stars.

Paul George appears to take another subtle shot at Devin Booker

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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