The former Kentucky Wildcat was on a mission.
Friday was an amazing night for basketball. There was the Wisconsin Florida Thrilla in Manila. There was Kentucky’s smothering win over UCLA, led by De’Aaron Fox. And of course, there were dunks and three point bombs. The 76ers even managed to pick up snag a dub. However, with all those incredible events, the improbably hot hand of Devin Booker took the cake.
Who you may ask? Well, Booker is a former Kentucky player—#CalipariGangStrong—who apparently didn’t care much for the drama of March Madness last night. Instead, he decided to take matters into his own hands, dropping an astounding 70 POINTS on the Boston Celtics.
Beyond the sheer absurdity of points, Booker’s career night was notable for several reasons:
- 20: The kid isn’t even able to drink a beer yet! Put more amazingly, he just scored 70 more points than I have in my entire basketball career. I’ve played for 21 years! (Yes, I should retire)
- 13: Booker was the 13th draft pick. You know who else graced the prominent 13th pick spot as well? Kobe Bryant. Also in slightly related news, Booker dropped the most amount of points since Kobe dropped 81 on the poor, hapless Raptors. YAY COINCIDENCES!
- 10: Booker now owns the 10th highest scoring game in NBA history, knocking MJ’s career high out of the top 10.
- 28: The amount of points he scored in the fourth quarter alone!
- 1,000,000: My excitement on a scale of 1-10 when I saw a 20 year-old had dropped 70.