Carlos Boozer to Opt Out of his Contract

I guess the Cavaliers aren’t the only team that will have less than fond memories of Carlos Boozer.

In case you missed it, Boozer told ESPN he will opt out of his contract at the end of the season, play the field and “get a raise regardless.” And considering Boozer has been injured and was talking to ESPN in street clothes, the timing wasn’t exactly impeccable.

Here is what Boozer told ESPN:

“I’m opting out. No matter what, I’m going to get a raise regardless.
I am going to opt out, I don’t see why I wouldn’t, I think it’s a very good
business decision for me and my family, but I’d also like to see what
happens with the Jazz and stay here.”

Boozer should be applauded for being honest — and then repeatedly
rebuked for the very same thing. Seriously. Come on, Carlos. You got
a lot of nerve, man.

Your teammates are busting their tails, trying to stay afloat while you lounge around in a suit … and all you can do is talk business?

It really makes you wonder, would signing Boozer to a large long-term contract really be worth it? I mean, doesn’t it seem to you like he suffers from a severe case of chronic dissatisfaction? No matter where Boozer is, he seems to be wishing he were someplace else.

And Cavs fans have to be laughing. They don’t really have any right to be angry with the Jazz — but they are anyway. And every time Boozer does something that could be perceived as a slip-up, they flood the message boards and pound out words like “karma” and acronyms like “LOL!” to express their glee.

In Cleveland, they no longer say Boozer’s name, they spit it.