Devin Booker wins NBA 2K Players Tournament
Suns All-Star wins bragging rights, $100K donation to charity of his choice
Devin Booker won the NBA 2K Players Tournament on Saturday night, sweeping Phoenix Suns teammate Deandre Ayton in the best-of-three final.
“I played a lot growing up,” Booker said. “It’s all about timing and eye coordination.”
ESPN broadcast the three-day, 16-player Xbox One competition. The last NBA games were played March 11, the day Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Anyone who thinks they can play 2K, let’s get it,” Booker said.
Congrats to @DevinBook on becoming the first-ever NBA 2K Players Tournament Champion! 2K, the NBA and NBPA are all contributing a $100,000 donation in Devin's name to Direct Relief and Arizona Food Bank Network in support of ongoing coronavirus relief efforts. #NBA2KTourney pic.twitter.com/Fsiv56WEgE
— NBA (@NBA) April 12, 2020
Booker earned a $100,000 donation to a coronavirus-related relief effort of his choice. Seeded fifth, he beat Denver’s Michael Porter Jr., Washington’s Rui Hachimura and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell to reach the final — also sweeping those matchups.
Ayton topped Chicago’s Zach LaVine, Atlanta’s Trae Young and the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, using his own Suns to top Beverley in the semifinals.
“I said in the beginning that it was going to be Deandre and I in the championship — and that’s the way it ended up,” Booker said.
The players were seeded by their NBA 2K player ratings.
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