Damian Lillard pulled out of the All-Star game after suffering from a groin injury in the game against the Memphis Grizzlies. He also nominated Devin Booker's name as his replacement in the All-Star game, and rightly so.
The official announcement has finally come out, and as mentioned above, Booker has been selected as the replacement for Damian Lillard in the All-Star game. Booker will also participate in the three-point contest in place of Dame.
To remind you guys, Booker was the three-point contest winner back in 2018 where he defeated Golden States Warriors' Klay Thompson.
Booker has finally become an All-Star for the first time in his career. It would be a great moment for the young man who was always left in the shadows of others even after being such a phenomenal talent.
Check out the official tweet by The Athletic's Shams Charania:
Devin Booker is averaging 26.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.3 dishes per game this season. He has single-handedly taken the Phoenix Suns to 22 wins this season, and there is no doubt that he should have already been an All-Star.
However, Damian's injury gave another chance to Booker and at last, he has made it to the big stage.Published 13 Feb 2020, 22:18 IST