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Suns Booker Rocks Red Wings Yzerman Jersey at NBA All-Star Weekend

Phoenix star wore Yzerman’s Detroit jersey



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Devin Booker wearing a Red Wings Steve Yzerman jersey at NBA All-Star Weekend.

He’s certainly a hockey legend and evidently, Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman is also a crossover sports icon.

During Saturday’s NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in Indianapolis, Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker showed up at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse adorned in some intriguing attire.

He was rocking a No. 19 Yzerman Detroit Red Wings jersey, complete with the captain’s C.

Booker’s Red Wings Homage Not Surprising

Booker hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan, home to the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit’s top farm club. He’s a self-admitted Detroit sports fan and is frequently spotted wearing some sort of Detroit sports apparel.

Still, considering what just recently happened to Booker while playing against the NBA team from the Motor City, it might be a bit surprising that he would be opting to pay homage to a Detroit superstar at the NBA’s signature midseason event.

During a 116-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, Booker was ejected from the game during the first quarter after being assessed a pair of technical fouls.

The first came following a disagreement with game officials. Later at the 6:36 mark of the opening quarter, during a Phoenix time out, Booker was issued his second technical. This one was over arguing a foul call.

Regardless, Booker once admitted that his love for Detroit sports is ingrained into his personality. Thanksgiving, he noted, is reserved for watching, as he put it “my Lions.”

Booker also admits that his childhood passion for Detroit basketball makes his visits to Little Caesars Arena to face the Pistons a delight.

“It’s definitely something I think about,” Booker acknowledged. “A lot of my early childhood basketball memories come to mind. It’s always exicting – probably more exciting – playing there. The color scheme, the gear – everything.”