Thursday, October 29, 2009
Why is Boozer still in a Utah Jazz uniform. Lets take a trip back down memory lane, shall we? Last December after a road loss, Boozer stated, "I am getting a raise no matter what." he told us he was opting out and we began planning for the future. Fast forward to this offseason, Boozer looks around and no one wanted him, so he opted in to his final year with the Jazz. This put the Jazz in a horrible financial position and infuriated fans. Fast forward another few months, Boozer tells the media that he and the Jazz have agreed to trade him and then tells them he would love to play in Chicago or Miami. This last act of defiance ruined any chance he had of redeeming himself in the eyes of loyal Jazz fans. After his outrageous comments it is discovered that neither the Bulls nor the Heat want him. So typical of Jazz brass, nothing happens. Boozer works out all summer and starts on opening night. Then he puts up the performance of a life time, making 1 of his first 10 shots. What a start. I can see why he thinks he is worth $15 million a year.
Thank you Carlos Boozer for giving me a reason to love the Jazz even more. P.S. how about that raise?