“I told him for one time it’s not us,” Luka Doncic reveals HILARIOUS conversation with rival Devin Booker on court

Luka Doncic and Devin Booker have been touted as rivals since the start of their careers.


“I told him for one time it’s not us,” Luka Doncic reveals HILARIOUS conversation with rival Devin Booker on court

Luka Doncic and Devin Booker. (Image via Open Source, X)

Luka Doncic and the Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker stand at the forefront of NBA’s new generation, commanding respect and admiration with their exceptional skills and fierce competitiveness. Their on-court clashes have become the stuff of legend, marked by intense battles and occasional altercations. However, amidst the heated rivalry, a recent exchange between the two sheds light on a surprisingly warm moment between them.

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In a recent interview with JJ Reddick on The Old Man & The Three podcast, Luka Doncic offered insights into his on-court demeanor, describing the delicate balance between his playful nature and his intense competitiveness, a dichotomy that comes naturally to him. It was during this conversation that the topic shifted towards his relationship with Devin Booker, a player who often brings out the “psycho” side in him, as Reddick aptly pointed out.

Doncic said:

It’s good (our relationship). Last time we played, we didn’t have a fight. It wasn’t me and him. I told him for one time, it’s not us.

Despite their fierce clashes in the past, Doncic recalled a heartwarming moment before their recent matchup, where Booker approached him with congratulations on the birth of his daughter. The unexpected gesture caught Doncic off guard, prompting him to acknowledge the shift in their dynamic

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Luka Doncic and Devin Booker have longstanding rivalry

This exchange offers a glimpse into the complex relationship between the two fierce competitors who share mutual respect. While their rivalry is fueled by a desire to outperform each other, moments like these humanize their interactions, reminding fans that beyond the intense competition lies a genuine appreciation for each other’s talents.

Luka Doncic and Devin Booker. (Image via SI)

The evolving dynamic between Doncic and Booker underscores two teams that are on the up. Both the players are bonafide superstars who command a lot of respect in the NBA. The fact that both teams are doing well and have other superstars to count on, means that they are bound to face each other in important situations as well.

Devin Booker can obviously count on the likes of Bradley Beal and Kevin Durant, while in Kyrie Irving Doncic has his own All-Star teammate to count on As they continue to push each other to new heights, their on-court battles will undoubtedly captivate audiences and etch their names in the annals of basketball history.

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