'Love my Suns family': Devin Booker says tweet wasn't intended as a swipe at Valley fans

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jun 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-12 21:17:06-04

UPDATE: Devin Booker responded to our story by denying the tweet was aimed at Suns fans. "Love my Suns family," he said in a tweet.


On April 8, emerging Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker didn't take kindly to Valley fans cheering Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who was on the verge of breaking the NBA's single-season triple-double record during a game in Phoenix.

"I'm at my home arena and you hear chants to another guy... I took that personal. I'm sure if someone's chasing a record in OKC, he'd feel the same way," Booker said after the game.

Some wondered whether that moment, or the Suns' below-average home attendance figures in 2016-17, had something to do with a certain comment from Booker during a Twitter Q&A on Monday. When someone asked him what he misses most about playing college basketball at Kentucky, Booker had a two-word response: Fan support.