Carlos Boozer has never been shy about saying how much he'd love to play for other teams. Over the summer, he went on a Chicago radio station and talked about how it would be great to play for the Bulls. Now, he's talking up the Knicks, as told by the New York Post.
But of course, the subject of LeBron James came up, and despite Boozer's interest in the Knicks, he doesn't see LeBron joining him.
"I think LeBron's going to stay," Boozer said before scoring 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting with 14 rebounds in Utah's 103-98 victory last night over the Knicks at EnergySolutions Arena.
"That's my gut. They're doing everything they can to build him a championship. His biggest thing is winning a ring. I think his best chance to win a ring is probably where he's at."
Boozer doesn't exactly know LeBron well, so this quote by itself isn't all that significant. However, the fact that Boozer would still go to New York even if LeBron wasn't there is significant, in the sense that it confirms all the stereotypes about Carlos Boozer. Remember, this is the same guy that reneged on a deal with a blind owner (Cleveland's Gordon Gund) to sign for more money with the Jazz, even though staying in Cleveland would have meant ... playing with LeBron.
Also, Boozer's quotes about Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni are pretty wild.
"I love D'Antoni, he's the dope," Boozer said. "Spending time with him in the Olympics, his offensive mindset is unbelievable. He's got the best plays I've ever been around -- on a whim. It's like rappers when they come out on the top of the dome with quotes. He's got plays in the back of his head with plays for that moment."
Somewhere, some Knicks intern is copying that quote and putting it in a folder to present to LeBron when Knicks management meets with him for the first time this summer.