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ESPN analyst’s Devin Booker comment riles up Phoenix Suns fans, team announcer

May 11th, 2023

“This playoff run, it feels like a star is born.”

The comment from ESPN NBA analyst Chiney Ogwumike on ESPN’s NBA Today on Monday was meant to compliment Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker, who has been shining during the NBA Playoffs.

But the comment riled up a Suns announcer and fans of the team and NBA player on social media, who have already considered Booker a “star” for several seasons.

Kevin Ray, the television voice of the Suns, took to Twitter to question Ogwumike’s choice of words about Booker.

“I mean I realize 60% of the Country is asleep by the time many of @DevinBook games are played, but Damn, come on! Star is Born?!,” Ray tweeted. “Please! He’s been doing this for 3+ years. Do your Homework ! Ask his Peers around the League.”

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Don’t tell Phoenix Suns fans that Devin Booker is now an NBA star.

Ray wasn’t alone, as others questioned the comment’s perceived lack of respect for Booker’s play in previous seasons.

Ogwumike later clarified her comments in a reply to the original post.

“My argument is that people question his SUPERstardom, and this run should make that irrefutable,” she tweeted.

Suns fans will no doubt agree.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Phoenix Suns fans slam analyst’s ‘a star is born’ Devin Booker comment

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