Carlos Boozer needs to show a little more class off the court, if possible.
Boozer is obviously still an exceptional talent for the Chicago Bulls. But when his team beat the Utah Jazz, his former NBA team, the other night, and Boozer had a quick visit with former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, Boozer had a few choice words to say to the media which took notice of the meeting.
Boozer heard the boos from Jazz fans but he had the last laugh. He played a huge role with 19 points and five rebounds and had 11 straight points in the fourth to help the Bulls get a key win. He ran into early foul trouble but it seemed like sitting on the bench gave him renewed energy.
Good for Boozer in playing well in enemy territory and showing his talents.
But here comes the classless part. Sloan greeted Boozer outside the locker rooms to talk to him briefly. Boozer walked back to his locker room but noticed the big deal the media made of the meeting, as if they weren’t supposed to.
He ripped into media for invading his privacy and shouted some expletives. It’s like the media should completely ignore a newsworthy event.
But if Boozer keeps playing as he did against the Jazz, his coaches, teammates and fans won’t care what he tells the media. At least not for now. He’s obviously having a good season at 16 points and nine rebounds a game. But if he wants privacy, perhaps he should get into a different profession. There’s no such thing as privacy when you play in the NBA.