The Suns were on their way to a 100-93 loss to the Lakers last night when Devin Booker got frustrated.
During a late stoppage, Booker walked toward the Los Angeles before both sides were separated.
Booker, via Scott Bordow of azcentral:
“It was one of the coaches,” Booker said, adding that it wasn’t head coach Luke Walton or assistants Brian Shaw or Miles Simon. “I don’t know who it was.”
Booker declined to say what was said to him – “I’m not here to tell on anybody” – but in his mind the words were irrelevant.
“If you’re not my coach I don’t know you,” Booker said. “Don’t say anything to me.”
John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7:
A Lakers coach Brian Shaw to Devin Booker with under a minute left last night "Stop #$%&*#$ flopping!" Which in turn caused Booker to approach Lakers bench.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) November 14, 2017
Maybe Booker didn’t see who said it and thought it was someone other than Shaw. Maybe Booker is just trying to protect Shaw publicly. Maybe Gambadoro has his info wrong.
But Shaw has no problem talking to opposing players.