On Wednesday night the Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Clippers to secure their first NBA Finals berth since 1993.
A major driving force behind Phoenix’s success throughout the entire playoffs has been the team’s biggest star, Devin Booker.
Against the Clippers and an objectively difficult defender in Patrick Beverley, Booker averaged 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.
For the playoffs as a whole, he is averaging 27 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the field and 34.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc, as well as 6.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per outing.
By any measure, Booker is having a stellar postseason.
One person who was deeply overjoyed to see him make the first Finals of his career was his famous beau, Kendall Jenner.
Jenner responded with this social media post:
Over the past few months Jenner has gotten extremely honest about her feelings for Booker. Plus, she has also been really blunt about all the other NBA players she has hooked up with, and where Booker ranks there.
The Bucks owner’s daughter decided to bring 2021 in with a bang by stripping all her clothes off. https://t.co/UgzhEEna4o
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021
It’s easy to laugh and discount the impact that being satisfied with all facets of your life can have on how you play basketball, but it’s clear that Booker is in a very good place mentally right now. And whether people want to admit it or not, Jenner plays a role in that.
Will Booker be able to put a cherry atop this season with an NBA title? Odds makers certainly seem to think so.
Currently, the Suns are the favorites to win a championship this year ahead of both the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.