The main character of this episode is the youngest ever to score 70 points in NBA history – Phoenix Suns’ scoring machine, Devin Booker! I will also share with you this play that the Suns call for him to get a guaranteed bucket!
Booker has always been seen as the next Kobe; he has also admitted Kobe to be one of his idols. This is largely due to the similarity of Booker’s scoring techniques and approach to the game.
In March of 2016, after a match between the Lakers and the Suns, Kobe gifted a pair of Kobe 11s to Booker, signing off to a challenge to “Be Legendary” to encourage the young guard!
In March of 2017, facing the Boston Celtics, Booker recorded a personal career high and a franchise high of 70 points! You could say that this was his first step to realizing Kobe’s challenge.
The Suns often use this tactic to open up space for Booker to attack. It is one of the variation of “Horns” set. The usual Horns set has 2 bigs standing at the elbows, but the Suns placed Booker at one of the elbows instead, usually the right one!
Let’s check it out!