Still proud of Boozer

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2004

This may not be as controversial as a Richard Nixon mask in the Macy's Day parade, but I have not heard one quote out of Carlos Boozer's mouth, and until I do, I refuse to entertain media speculation concerning his contract situation.

Carlos is ours, and I for one will give him the benefit of the doubt.

He will speak when he is ready to. Perhaps something occurred so that he feels he needs to not be in Cleveland for whatever reason. This is America, and in America the bottom line in professional sports is that the players are meat, and the front offices keep churning the grinder. Player contracts are voided constantly by front office executives and for years it was almost criminal. No free agency and the club held your exclusive rights as long as they liked, and fans have seen how well documented some of the screw jobs have been on athletes.

Carlos Boozer has worked as hard as anyone has to make it to where he is today, a Juneauite who just so happens to be one of the NBA's top-notch free agents.

Sean Purvis


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