Carlos Boozer announces retirement

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Carlos Boozer announces retirement

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/12/18/carlos-boozer-announces-retirement/

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Carlos Boozer announces retirement


Carlos Boozer went from being known as a gritty second-rounder to an overpaid defensive liability.

In some ways, thatís the ultimate success story.

Now, after playing last season in China, heís walking away.

Boozer on ESPN:

Iím officially retired.

The Cavaliers drafted Boozer with the No. 35 pick in the 2002. After he spent a couple productive seasons in Cleveland, the Cavs declined his cheap team option to make him a restricted free agent Ė with an agreement heíd re-sign at a reasonable rate if you ask them, with no handshake deal if you ask him.

Boozer bolted for the Jazz, who gave him a six-year, $68 million contract. He made a couple All-Star teams and helped Utah reach the conference finals.

Then, he went to Chicago on a five-year, $75 million contract after the Bulls struck out on LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in 2010. The Derrick Rose-led Bulls never broke through, and Boozer was often the scapegoat.

Chicago amnestied him, and he spent his last NBA season with the Lakers three years ago.

Boozer was a pretty good player paid like a very good one, and that didnít endear him. We mostly remember him for accidentally punching a referee below the belt:


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And yelling ďand one!Ē after nearly every shot.

For a while, it seemed the 36-year-old Boozer wanted to play another NBA season. But he finally could no longer find a front office eager to pay him.

Itís only fitting that he was denied that last ďand one!Ē
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject:

rofl did he really feel the need to "announce" his retirement?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject:

Yeah just like Reggie Bush and Allen Iverson
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
rofl did he really feel the need to "announce" his retirement?


Same joke, different player.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject:

I already forgot that he played for the Lakers. But he was a nice player on the Jazz
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject:

never will forget the night he sprayed on the fake hair!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:24 pm    Post subject:

In a related story, Abraham Lincoln has announced his death.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject:

I still can't figure out why he didn't sign with another team after the season with us. He was 33, and a lot of teams were interested in having him come off the bench.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject:

Meh. Hated his attitude.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject:

Thought someone bumped an old thread lol.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:10 am    Post subject:

Gordon Gund is still waiting for him to call back.
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