Video: Devin Booker purposefully trips Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who responds with flagrant foul

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers were engaged in a grind-it-out affair against the red-hot Phoenix Suns when things started getting a little physical.

In the second quarter, Suns star Devin Booker lost his balance, then grabbed the ankle of Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, causing him to fall.

Booker was assessed a common foul for the incident.

Over the last few years, the University of Kentucky product has emerged as one of the NBA’s bright young stars. He played particularly well during the eight seeding games in the league’s bubble last summer, and as a result, he finally garnered the recognition he deserves.

This season, Booker was named as a replacement for injured Laker Anthony Davis in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game.

Caldwell-Pope, meanwhile, has been mired in a miserable shooting slump over the last several games.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.