The Phoenix Suns’ small forward Devin Booker scored 34 points in 35 minutes of playing time in October to lead his NBA team to a 134-105 victory against the Golden State Warriors. He’s got game — both on the court and off. Seems Devin is also a video gamer. In fact, he is so good at “NBA 2K” that in 2020, he won the inaugural Players Tournament, defeating other NBA players who are serious about video games, such as the Denver Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr., Washington’s Rui Hachimura and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell.

If you think of video gamers as sedentary loners and worry that obsession with on-screen athletics and fantasy worlds may harm your child’s brain development, think again.

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