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Twitter Roasts Devin Booker’s ‘Substitute Teacher’ Outfit at Pelicans vs. Suns Basketball Game

NBA games have become known for their fashion moments on the sidelines — just see ensembles worn by Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Kendall Jenner over the years, which have turned the sporting occasions into a full-on fashion show. Simultaneously, the events have also become known for their faux pas — which social media is quick to note. The latest star under the internet’s scrutiny is none other than the Phoenix Suns’ small forward and shooting guard Devin Booker, taking place at a game in Phoenix on Tuesday night.

During a first-round NBA playoff series game between the Suns and New Orleans Pelicans in Phoenix — which the Suns won —  Booker was spotted on and off the court in a pair of dark gray trousers. The pants were paired with an oversized dark green shirt with white buttons, as well as a navy blue blazer. Completing his ensemble was a set of low-top canvas Converse sneakers in a muted blue tone.

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Devin Booker greets Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul during the Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans game in Phoenix on April 26, 2022.
CREDIT: Matt York/AP

Twitter users were quick to criticize the ensemble from afar, with many harping on its formal nature, academic appearance and contemporary color scheme.

“I wanna know what Substitute Teacher Fashion Line did Devin Booker get his outfit from tonight,” one user stated.

Others simply didn’t like the outfit in general.

Devin Booker with the ugliest outfit I have ever seen,” another user Tweeted.

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker watches play from the bench during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans, Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Devin Booker watches the Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans game in Phoenix on April 26, 2022.
CREDIT: Matt York/AP

Additional Twitter users’ reactions ranged from likening Booker’s outfit to ’90s sitcom “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” to their own elementary school picture day ensembles.

The Nike collaborator could potentially utilize the strong feedback in a positive manner, perhaps by revamping his color scheme. However, neither seem especially likely, as Booker has a history of eliciting fashion criticism — even during similar episodes at recent games, where comments ranged from his ensembles’ silhouettes to the affect of his outfit style on his athletic performance.

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