“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.”
—Carlos Boozer, after the Bulls were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, via ESPN.
Wow. I’d like to think he was joking, but…
We all get why the Bulls lost this series, and while Boozer was not there in Game 6 in the big picture that is not why they fell short in the first round. No Derrick Rose, then no Joakim Noah — you take the two All-Stars off any team and they struggle. But the attitude in that quote is why people pile on Boozer.
And it’s also the “yo” that really makes it.