Though he remains the clear cornerstone of the league powerhouse Phoenix Suns, Devin Booker will always have admiration for the franchise he fell in love with and have molded his basketball dreams upon growing up.
And that is the Detroit Pistons.
As the visiting Suns recently outlasted the Pistons via a 135-108 victory, Booker posted an Instagram story – honoring the MoTown’s 2004 golden memorable run by highlighting its title banner.
Booker, a Grand Rapid native, revealed last year that the 2004 legendary defensive squad consisting of Ben Wallace, Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace, and Tayshaun Prince are some of the things that inspired him to become who he is now. Even right at post-game on Sunday, the star shooting guard didn’t hide his respect and favoritism for the Michigan-based club.
“As a kid, growing up two hours west, you don’t get the chance to come over here often and watch the Pistons play,” Booker said, per Suns insider Duane Rankin. “So to be able to turn this around and get the opportunity to play against my favorite franchise is good.”
Obviously from the perspective of every Pistons fan, these showings from their hometown kid are truly enticing. One might have to hope that the rising star would someday land in Detroit one day – an idea that the NBA world has yet to determine for the following years to come.