Devin Booker has been fantastic this postseason, solidifying himself as one of the NBA's brightest young stars. His emergence has prompted comparisons to all-time greats. His abilities as a pure scorer has led some to say he's the next Kobe Bryant. Booker thinks that's absurd.
Good on Booker here. The 24/7 sports news cycle leads to these kinds of inane discussions, where we line players up against each other and attempt to draw comparisons. Booker doesn't want to be compared to Bryant, who he views as something of a mentor.
He shouldn't be compared to Bryant. Just like Giannis Antetokounmpo shouldn't be compared to LeBron James. This is all a dumb way to drum up discussion. Let Booker be Booker and Kobe's legacy be Kobe's legacy.