Speculation has been rampant about Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker’s relationship status after a Twitter parody account named ‘Buttcrack Sports’ uploaded a picture of Booker and actress Jenna Ortega apparently having dinner together in March.
Booker’s relationship status has intrigued NBA fans since he broke up with model Kendall Jenner in November last year. However, the reports of him dating Ortega are false. Booker’s picture with Ortega appears to have been Photoshopped.
Booker’s picture was picked from the Vogue World event, while Ortega’s was from the Red Carpet Fashion Award. TMZ’s watermark was used to make it look authentic. However, that’s far from the case.
Booker has, by all accounts, remained single since his break up with Jenner. Meanwhile, Ortega went public during an appearance on the Armchair Expert Podcast, claiming internet rumors about her relationships are false and that she’s single. Ortega did claim that she was in a relationship for a couple of years, but that couldn’t have been with Devin Booker because he was dating Kendall Jenner back then.
Devin Booker seems focused on basketball
Devin Booker is entering a crucial year in his NBA career. The Phoenix Suns have surrounded their franchise star with the best talent possible for championship success. At the deadline earlier this year, they signed Kevin Durant to ease the pressure on Booker.
This offseason, the Suns added another All-Star in Bradley Beal, exhausting nearly all their future assets and salary cap flexibility. The Suns still managed to add some depth to their roster by signing free agents Eric Gordon, Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop, among others.
Despite Durant’s addition, Booker will likely be the Suns’ go-to man. He is the younger star and the longest-tenured player on the current roster. Booker will also likely be the primary option on most nights, with teams blitzing Durant.
He benefitted from it last season during the playoffs. Booker posted historic shooting stats during the Suns’ conference semis run. He averaged 33.7 points, the most among players who made the second round, while shooting 58.5%, including 50.8% from deep.
The window for superteams like the Suns is generally limited, so Booker will look to remain focused on getting the job done.