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Carlos Boozer's son cheers for Heat, against dad

Posted on: January 29, 2012 6:37 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2012 7:25 pm
 
Carlos Boozer's son cheers against his father. (ABC Broadcast)
Posted by Ben Golliver 

Carlos Boozer has been the butt of thousands and thousands of jokes since he signed with the Chicago Bulls and immediately disappointed everyone by getting injured and then being a virtual non-factor in the playoffs last year. But it's never been quite this bad.

It's never been so bad that his own family turned against him on national television.

During the fourth quarter of Sunday's game between the Bulls and their major current rival, the Miami Heat, the television broadcast featured a quick story on Boozer's son, who has made a remarkable recovery from sickle cell anemia. As the camera panned to Boozer's family, seated in the American Airlines Arena crowd, Boozer's son was caught chanting "Let's Go Heat!" along with the home crowd.

Boozer's wife appeared to think it was funny, smiling as it happened.

The cheering was so obvious and extended that it was even called out by the broadcast crew and shown on a replay during a dead ball stoppage.

"If I'm pops and I'm watching this film," said former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, "if my kid is yelling 'Let's Go Heat' like we just saw, I've got a problem... You can't go against pop's team... We would have a long talk." 

Papa Boozer, who finished with 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes, surely left the arena disappointed after the Heat escaped with a 97-93 victory over the Bulls. Maybe his son's excitement could help cheer him up on the drive home? 

Here's the video of Carlos Boozer's son cheering against his father during a game against the Miami Heat.


Comments

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:12 pm
 

Carlos Boozer's son cheers for Heat, against dad

Come on. The kid is kind of young. Talk about sensationalism. Booooo to CBSsports for making this a story. Now if his wife is chanting lets go heat then there is a problem



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 6:42 pm
 

Carlos Boozer's son cheers for Heat, against dad

The kids like 5 and everyone around him was chanting lets go heat...Besides he's probably a Lebron fan



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