Booker scored 15 points in the Suns’ 111-85 loss to the San Antonio Spurs but in the process, became the fifth-youngest player in NBA history to score 9,000 career points, behind only LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant.
Born on Oct. 30, 1996, Booker accomplished the feat at 24 years, 5 months and 18 days. He was the third-youngest player in NBA history to score 4,000 career points behind only James and Durant. Booker already ranks No. 9 on the Suns’ all-time scoring list.
In his sixth NBA season, Booker is averaging 25.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the floor. After finishing 34-39 and just missing the playoffs last season, the Suns have been the biggest surprise in the NBA this season, sitting atop the Pacific Division with a 40-16 record, just 1.5 games behind the Utah Jazz for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.