The postponement of the NBA season due to a pandemic is not something any player could have prepared for, and Devin Booker’s reaction to the news was a tremendous illustration of that.

Booker told Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times that he was livestreaming on Twitch while playing the popular video game “Call of Duty: Warzone” when he learned on March 11 that the 2019-20 NBA season had been postponed indefinitely. Another gamer informed Booker that Shams Charania of The Athletic reported the news, and the Phoenix Suns star thought it was speculation at first. He quickly began processing that he would not be playing competitive basketball until further notice.

Here’s the video, but beware that it contains some inappropriate language.



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