It didn't take long until the Phoenix Suns realized that they had something special when they took Devin Booker in the Draft.
Somehow, the standout out of Kentucky fell to the 13th spot of the 2015 NBA Draft, and he made an immediate impact as a walking bucket for a young, struggling team.
Booker put up numbers year after year but that didn't translate into many wins for the Suns. He even put up a majestic 70-point performance, the third-highest scoring game in NBA history, but it came in a loss.
That's why people were questioning Devin Booker's leadership and ability to take the Suns to a different level, up to the point where they were urging for him to demand a trade.
Booker replied by leading the Suns to a perfect 8-0 run in the bubble last season to cap off an All-Star season, but his team once again fell short.
Now, with Chris Paul next to him and Monty Williams calling the shots, the Suns became the second-best team in the Association. Once again, with Booker being their go-to guy.
Needless to say, he didn't feel the pressure during his playoff debut, as he torched the Lakers for 34 points on 26 shots, silencing his doubters once and for all.
That's why fellow Kentucky alumni De'Aaron Fox called out his haters on Twitter after his great debut in the playoffs:
Devin Booker is one of the league's most efficient and versatile scorers and he hasn't even reached his prime. Chris Paul's presence clearly boosted this team but he was playing at an All-Star level for years. So maybe it's time we start putting some respect in his name once and for all.