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Devin Booker takes care of Suns fan in viral arena fight

Delfin Dioquino
Devin Booker takes care of Suns fan in viral arena fight

RECOGNIZE. Phoenix star Devin Booker sends his love to Suns fan Nick McKellar.

Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters (Booker) and Hoop Central's Twitter video screenshot (McKellar)

Devin Booker will gift Suns faithful Nick McKellar a signed jersey and tickets to the Western Conference finals after a dust-up with a Nuggets fan

NBA star Devin Booker is rewarding the Phoenix fan featured in a viral arena fight as he proved prophetic to the Suns’ sweep of the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.

According to ESPN reporter Zach Lowe, the All-Star guard will gift Suns faithful Nick McKellar a signed Booker jersey and tickets to the conference finals after a dust-up with a Nuggets fan.

In a video that has now been watched by millions, McKellar pummeled the Nuggets fan near the end of the Suns’ Game 3 win in Denver before he made his fearless forecast.

“Suns in four,” McKellar said while flashing his fingers.

McKellar said he acted in “self-defense” as other videos showed the Nuggets fan pouring a drink on him.

While McKellar still did not fight back from that incident, he said he retaliated only after the Nuggets fan went in for a “sucker punch.”

Booker caught wind of McKellar and immediately searched for him.

“[I] just want to say sorry, hate to make us fans look like heathens. Just acting on self-defense,” McKellar wrote in a message sent to Booker.

Just like how McKellar claimed, the Suns toppled the Nuggets in four games of their best-of-seven affair, closing out the series with a 125-118 victory.

The Suns will face either the Los Angeles Clippers or the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference finals. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.