July 17th 2014 | By Jason Hall
With the exit of Chicago’s most unwanted player in years, Carlos Boozer will now find his new home this upcoming season, with the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout his career in Chicago, Boozer wasn’t known as much for what he did good, but more for what he did bad. From his matador defense, missed open layups, inability to jump over a phone book, and his annoying screaming catchphrases, a majority of fans just could not accept Boozer for, Boozer.
Although, he did carry the Bulls in more than a few instances on the offensive end, these last 4 seasons Carlos rarely was given any sort of ata boy by the Chicago fan base. Expectations were at an all time high with the amount of money Boozer signed for in that “Free Agency Bonanza” in 2010. The Bulls missed out on the Big 3, and so, Boozer was Chicago’s Plan B at the time. The Bulls rushed to grab the 2 time All-Star from Utah and, although it didn’t seem like it at the time, they overpaid.
Although Boozer did have a rough go of it in Chicago, he did leave us all with some great moments. These Top 5 moments of Carlos Boozer’s Chicago career is something many Bulls fans can appreciate. Top 5 not necessarily meaning “best” moments, but merely his “top” moments, or most memorable.
#5 The Punch:
Boozer gives Danny Crawford in the midsection after an “And 1” celebration. Danny seemed un-phased by the uppercut.
#4 What’s the deal with the hair?
We may never know the truth behind what the real issue, or idea was behind this sprayed on hair liner. Maybe a question for one of the Bulls insiders to ask Joakim during training camp.
#3 Lebron meets the Booz-Train:
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On a night in which everything was going Chicago’s way, it was obvious the Bulls were in the head of LeBron James. It started with the wrap up/tackle by Kirk Hinrich in the first quarter and continued throughout as the Bulls snapped “The Streak”.
#2 That’s All That Matter’s Yo:
Unfortunately there’s no video for one of the greatest quotes in Chicago sports history. But, after falling short in the playoffs once again, Carlos gives us a sample of what goes on in that head of his during the exit interview. Thanks, yo:
“I thought I played well, especially with the kind of season it was. We had the best record again in basketball, won our division again, had the top seed again, that’s all that matters, yo.”
#1 Mic’d up:
Seriously, is there a better four-minute video on YouTube for Bulls fans to watch? After 4 years of laughing and mocking Boozer’s on court screaming, TNT finally gives the Chicago fan base, and the entire NBA nothing short of magic.
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