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VIDEO: Devin Booker reportedly helped teammate during 2017 elevator scuffle in Tempe

Posted: 4:30 PM, Jul 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-14 03:05:41Z

Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker helped close friend and then-Suns teammate Tyler Ulis during a scuffle in an elevator in Tempe last year, TMZ reported Friday.

According to TMZ, video shows Ulis trying to hold an elevator for his friends on May 26, 2017. Ulis reportedly blocked a pair of men from entering the elevator, which led to a scuffle. "One guy grabbed Tyler while another man put him in a headlock. The fight spilled out of the elevator and into the hallway," TMZ reported.

Ulis' friends, including Booker, then reportedly took the elevator up to the scene of the scuffle. At that point, another scuffle began, leading to punches being thrown by Ulis.

TMZ reported Booker covered his face with a bandana and was not seen hitting anyone, but was seen "chasing after the other men into the street." 

Tempe police told ABC15 the incident happened at the West 6th apartment complex near Mill Avenue and University Drive. According to police, everyone involved did not want to pursue prosecution and the responding officer issued a warning. 

The Suns told ABC15 that they are looking into the incident.

Booker and Ulis played college basketball together at Kentucky and were drafted one year apart by the Suns -- Booker in 2015, Ulis in 2016. Booker was reportedly upset when the Suns released Ulis two weeks ago.

Booker signed a maximum contract extension with the Suns last weekend. The 5-year, $158 million deal is the most lucrative in Suns history.

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