Boozer feeling the love in Chicago (Basketball)

August 10, 2010
Carlos Boozer

When the Chicago Bulls struck out with LeBron James, they struck gold with Juneau’s Carlos Boozer.

Just ask Joakim Noah.

Noah is especially impressed that Boozer hasn’t held any bad feelings against Noah, who reportedly reached out to James during free agency and not Boozer.

“What I loved about Carlos, because I spent some time with him too, is he didn’t care about that,” Noah told ESPN. “He was like, ‘Man, I’m ready to come to Chicago. I’m not worried about all the other [decisions] … I’m not worried about anybody else’s decision, I’m trying to get it poppin’ right away.’

“I thought that was just real man talk. I like that. It wasn’t, ‘Yeah, but if he does this and then he does that, this is what I’m going to do.’ I feel like he made the decision by himself, and I respect that. That’s why I really like the Carlos Boozer decision.”

Who could blame Noah for recruiting James, but Boozer is still a force.

The 6-foot-9 Alaska Sports Hall of Famer averaged 19.5 points and 11.2 rebounds in 78 games last season with the Utah Jazz.

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