I wanted to leave it alone, I really did. The hope was to quickly get over a Bulls postseason that was as miserable as going the distance with Floyd Mayweather with your hands tied behind your back. I lost all emotional connection to this team after the D Rose injury, but there was a rage that came over me after C.J. Watson passed to a career 48% free throw shooter with the game on the line in game 6.
The annoyance came in the form of the $75 million Spike Lee like towel waver, Carlos Boozer. If a 1-11 3 point performance in a season ending game wasn’t horrendous enough, C Booz the Bum had the audacity to say this when summing up this Bulls season…
“I thought I played well, especially with the kind of season it was,” Boozer said, when asked to assess his second season in Chicago. “We had the best record again in basketball, won our division again, had the top seed again, that’s all that matters, yo.”
That’s. All. That. Matters. Yo.
Tell me, Carlos, what did you do well besides avoid contact and injury this season? Oh yeah, you perfected the art of shriveling into a 6’8 260 pound jump shooter that’s afraid of the painted area. Awesome.
The problem with Boozer’s quote that will define his tenure with the Bulls (at least to the fans who are only in this for championships) is that he is genuinely indifferent about winning a ring. He can talk about wanting the team to remain intact, having a legitimate chance to beat the Heat if healthy & winning a title, but this is more proof that he is nothing but a glory seeking mouthpiece. He’s like a soundboard– just press a different Boozer saying, and he spits out one of his infinite cliches.
Boozer loves to play the media for fools, but anyone with a sense of just how fake he is can see right through his bullshit. I am completely appalled at him admitting that a great regular season, division title & top seed is “all that matters, yo.”
Great regular seasons are apparently the Bulls’ M.O. Despite my efforts in a 1,700 word piece last week… http://chicitysportsfan.com/wp/2012/05/numerous-questions-await/, the Bulls won’t use the get out of NBA hell free card known as the amnesty clause.
Why would they, right? Why wouldn’t you want to cut ties with a guy that fits on a hard working dedicated team like a he’s a member of Al Qaeda joining Seal Team 6? It’s a travesty that GarPax isn’t seriously considering admitting a colossal mistake and moving forward. You see, GarPax is too proud to ever admit failure, so it’s simply not an option. Plus, Reinsdorf would rather be dropped in a pool of acid than eat the remaining $47 million on one of the worst contracts in Chicago sports history.
And that’s all you need to know about the Bulls. They are money first, titles second (they’ll never win a title with Boozer on this roster, by the way). So when you hear them talk about being determined to hang a 7th banner at the U.C., just know it’s all verbal diarrhea to feed season ticket holders to ensure that you again send them checks for season tickets on the false hope that a title is on the horizon. For a team that pisses money, the Bulls can’t wait to take all of those suckers’ cash.
But thanks for that moment of clarity, Booz. You, again, pissed off a fan base that already despises you. So enjoy your off-season of laziness, ignorance, defiance & working on your soft touched missed layups. It looks good on you. And when you return for camp, I’m sure you’ll have a fresh batch of cliches to spew as you sleep walk through another title-less season.