D-Book’s rad rides: Phoenix Suns star isn’t afraid to drive the lane—or his sweet cars
Devin Booker has been spectacular in his first career postseason run with the Phoenix Suns—and not just on the basketball court. The 24-year-old superstar, whose team holds a 2-1 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks in the best-of-seven NBA Finals, is an avid car collector who’s been driving his rad rides to playoff games.
D-Book first gave us a glimpse of his affection for collector cars in June 2019 when he posted a black-and-white Instagram photo of himself with a $300,000 Ferrari 488 Turbo Spider. Booker can definitely afford it; he signed a five-year, $158 million contract with the Suns in 2018. Barring injury, he’s likely to get a lot more money to buy cars down the road. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith has labeled him “the next Kobe Bryant.”
Booker, who’s obviously a Chevy guy, unveiled his 1959 Chevrolet Impala and 1970 Chevy K5 Blazer on Instagram last fall. He named the light brown Impala, which wears gold spoked wheels, “Pretty Penny.” And he calls the slammed, first-gen Blazer “Uncle Larry.”
Booker also owns a 1987 Buick Grand National, which he drove to Game 6 of the Suns’ first-round showdown with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. He then went out and dropped 47 points on LeBron James & Co. as Phoenix won the series’ deciding game, 113-100.
Writer Jemele Hill tweeted a video of D-Book’s arrival at L.A.’s Staples Center and wrote, “Devin Booker rolled up to Staples like the Lakers owed him money. Shoulda known he was about to show out.”
Devin Booker rolled up to Staples like the Lakers owed him money … shoulda known he was about to show out
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 4, 2021
Three days later, on June 7, Booker drove a cream-colored, two-door Caprice with 24-inch gold wheels to Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against Denver, another Phoenix victory.
— Adam Waltz (@Adam_Waltz) June 8, 2021
Last week, Booker took Pretty Penny to Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Suns were victorious again.
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Maybe Booker is on to something. We certainly think so, and we’re not alone. Booker and Foot Locker are capitalizing on the star’s car obsession by teaming up to give away a 1975 Caprice that looks an awful lot like the one that he showcased prior to the conference finals last month.
The only thing more fly than @DevinBook pulling up to the game in one of his old schools is you having your own! #FLHOMEGAME partnered with the Phoenix star to give away one of the craziest old schools you’ve ever seen. Tap in tonight for a chance to win. pic.twitter.com/DuxLL0E4KW
— Foot Locker (@footlocker) July 8, 2021
We can’t wait to see Booker’s next drive—on the court, and off.