Second-year Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was ejected for the first time in his young career on Wednesday night — and he made sure it was a memorable occasion.
With less than 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the Suns trailing the Denver Nuggets 120-104, Booker picked up his second technical foul and got tossed. Before he vacated the premises, though, he gave the refs a thumbs-up, waved goodbye to his teammates on the bench, then signed an autograph on his way out for good measure:
Such a kind young man, despite the Booker Ts. Also, I'm going to start calling him “King Booker,” for my WWE fans out there.
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Booker finished the night with 24 points on 10-for-18 shooting. The Suns fell to 3-9 for the season.
Devin Booker's reaction to 2nd technical/ejection with 17 sec. left –> thumbs up to the official and an autograph for a fan on the way out. pic.twitter.com/DMA05Bo1jp