The Suns star Devin Booker left everything on the court in games 4 and 5 of the NBA Finals. Become the first player in the history of the Finals Although he scored 40 points or more in both games, he still lost consecutive games. After losing three consecutive games to Milwaukee, Phoenix now finds himself in a life-and-death situation.
So it’s easy to understand why the two-time All-Star was not in the mood to answer bad questions in the media interview on Saturday.
After the Bucks beat the Suns 123-119, a reporter shocked Booker and his backcourt partner Chris Paul with a very strange question. The following is the result of the interaction:
Reporter: Obviously a very difficult defeat. Devon, how frustrated are you with Chris now?
Booker: Please next question.
and so. . . Uh. .. What happened here?
If the goal is to measure Paul’s frustration, then ask him more direct questions. If the reporter tries to feel the overall atmosphere of the team and how they plan to respond, then the problem may go down this route.
On the contrary, Booker and Paul were stunned. That moment is reminiscent of when LeBron James was asked about Kyrie Irving’s zero assists in the 2015 playoffs.
As for how the Suns will handle the first elimination game of the playoffs, Booker’s answer is simple: “Embrace it.”
“We knew it wouldn’t be easy. We didn’t expect it to be. It’s difficult,” Paul added. “coach [Monty Williams] I have been saying all year, everything we want is on the other side of the difficulty, nothing is harder than this. So, we must regroup and learn from this game, but everything is over. We must prepare for the sixth game. “
I hope that the NBA Finals press team will also regroup and have a better performance.