“Younger version of Kobe Bryant”: Kendrick Perkins compares Suns’ Devin Booker to Lakers legend following red-hot NBA Playoffs scoring display vs Nikola Jokic, Nuggets

Phoenix Suns’ shooting guard, Devin Booker, has been delivering an impressive scoring display in the NBA playoffs, prompting ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins to compare him to the late basketball legend, Kobe Bryant. In the two games against the Denver Nuggets, Booker shot a remarkable 34 out of 43 from the field, scoring a total of 83 points to even the series. Perkins hailed Booker as the “best player in the playoffs,” adding that he hasn’t seen anyone be this efficient offensively ever before.

“Getting buckets at a high level…dominating the game the way he’s been doing…I haven’t seen a player have a run offensively and be this efficient ever,” Perkins said. “And that’s not disrespecting any greats… He’s a younger version of Kobe [Bryant].”

Booker’s performance has been exceptional, with 47 points in Game 3 and 36 points in Game 4. He has displayed impressive skills both around the rim and from beyond the arc, making him a force to be reckoned with. “Even in their losses, he’s putting on a show…he is the sole reason why this team [the Suns] is in the position they are in right now,” Perkins added.


As the series between the Suns and Nuggets shifts back to Denver for a crucial Game 5, the stakes are higher than ever. The winner of the game will take a 3-2 lead in the series, putting them in a better position to advance to the Western Conference Finals. With Booker in such great form, the Suns have a fantastic opportunity to take control of the series.

Devin Booker Historic NBA Playoffs Run: A Record-Breaking Display of Pure Scoring Mastery

Devin Booker is in the midst of a historic NBA Playoffs run with the Phoenix Suns. He is averaging an incredible 36.8 points per game on 61.7% shooting from the field, including hitting 51% of his 3-pointers.Booker through 9 playoff games: 36.8 PPG 7.4 APG 5.1 RPG 61.7 FG% 51.0 3Pt%.

Devin Booker With a 58-Point Performance Masterpiece -

In the two most recent games against the Denver Nuggets, Devin Booker has scored 83 points on over 79% shooting from the field, making him the first player in NBA history with at least 35 points on at least 75% shooting in two straight NBA Playoff games. He scored 47 points on 20/25 shooting in Game 3, and as of the third quarter in Game 4, he has 36 points on 14/17 shooting.

Devin Booker has also made NBA history by joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to average 35+ PPG on 60%+ shooting through their first 9 playoff games in a postseason. The Suns guard is proving himself to be a pure bucket getter and a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs.


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