“This playoff run, it's like a star is born.”
ESPN NBA analyst Chinay Ogwumike's comment on ESPN's NBA Today on Monday was meant to praise phoenix suns star Devin Booker, who has been shining during the NBA playoffs.
But the comment irked Suns announcers and fans of the team and NBA player on social media, who have already considered Booker a “star” for several seasons.
Kevin Ray, the Sun's television voice, took to Twitter to question Ogwumike's choice of words regarding Booker.
“I mean I realize that by the time @DevinBook has played that many games, 60% of the country is asleep, but damn it! A STAR IS BORN?!” Ray tweeted. “Please! He's been doing this for 3+ years. Do your homework! Ask your teammates around the league.”
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Ray was not alone, as others questioned Booker's perceived lack of commentary for the play in previous seasons.
Ogwumike later clarified his comments in response to the original post.
“My contention is that people question his superstardom, and this run must be made irrefutable,” she tweeted.
Suns fans would undoubtedly agree.
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