Phoenix Suns: Booker and Ayton making their mothers proud

Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton Devin Booker (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton Devin Booker (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Today is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate her if you are blessed to still have her. The two stars of the Phoenix Suns should make their mothers proud.

The two stars of the Phoenix Suns are Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. We know what they supply on the court for the team. I’m going to discuss how they’re winning off the court.

First off, Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there. Today is a day we get to celebrate the women that gave birth to us, or adopted us, whatever the case may be. The angels above if they’ve passed or those in uniform that we may not see again for a while.

I’d like to send a special shout out to my mother and my wife and thank them for everything that they’ve done for me and my children, as well as getting me to be the man I am today.

There is no support like that of a mother’s and even other kids can see it very clearly. Look at Lydelia, Richaun Holmes’ mom and how active she is on social media supporting her son and the team.

Whenever we get a chance, we should give back to them. One prime example is Troy Daniels a few years ago, who gave his mom a Mercedes for her birthday. Even if the deed isn’t for them, it makes a mother smile when you do a good deed for someone. For a player, this means being active off the court which is trying with the grind that comes with being a professional player.

However, Booker and Ayton have been very active off the court and their mothers should be proud of them.

Devin pledged to donate a total of $2.5 million over his five-year contract to Suns charities, $500,000 per season. That’s a very honorable way of celebrating your first max contract.

He’s done several good deeds here in the Valley, as he’s handed out food for Thanksgiving, shopped with underprivileged kids during the holidays and has constantly reached out to the Phoenix community, from visiting sick children in hospitals to working with Baby2Baby to help pack bags for children in need.

One of the first things Deandre did when he got his rookie contract was buy his mom a house.

The center will be representing the Suns at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery on May 14 and will be attending with a special guest, Gabriel Olvera, an 8-year-old patient at Phoenix Children’s Hospital that was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis with evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

If you can make a day bright for a child like that, you do that and he is.

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Both of these guys will have a lot more time to do many more good deeds in their long, bright futures. However, they are off to a good start and their mothers should be proud.