ESPN’s Richard Jefferson isn’t sure we should be rewarding the “Suns in 4 guy” for beating up a pair of Nuggets fans but apparently Devin Booker doesn’t care what Jefferson thinks.
Earlier this week, a video went viral on the Internet depicting a Suns fan beating down two Nuggets fans while yelling Suns in 4.
nuggets & their fans both taking L’s this series pic.twitter.com/4HjzGSEW0m
— gabb goudy ⭐️ (@gabbgoudy) June 12, 2021
The Suns fan,who has been identified as Nick McKellar, said he was acting in self-defense when he beat up the guys in the video.
A longer video shows the Nuggets fans pouring beer on McKellar which appears to back up his claim that he was acting in self-defense.
Days after the incident, Suns guard Devin Booker reached out to McKellar and gifted him some tickets to the Western Conference Finals.
In lighter NBA breaking news, Devin Booker and his reps indeed found Mr. Suns in 4. Expect to see him, maybe in some nice seats, at a conference finals game. Brief ESPN news story: https://t.co/ezgvTDo09x
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 17, 2021
It didn’t take long for Booker’s representatives at CAA to find Nick McKellar, a lifelong Suns fan who now lives in Denver. Booker and the Suns are going to send McKellar a signed Booker jersey and provide him tickets to a conference finals game, both Booker’s reps at CAA and McKellar told ESPN.
Richard Jefferson, who currently works at ESPN as an analyst, said he thought it set a bad precedent to reward McKellar for fighting other fans in the stands. Booker immediately responded to Jefferson’s comment in hilarious fashion.