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Published: Wednesday, June 30 2010 1:04 a.m. MDT

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RaininTime

I am not a Boozer fan, in spite of some media and the franchise love of Boozer. He lives in the lap of luxury and wants a raise---which some crazy owner and team will pay.
The NBA has priced me out of the market. Sports is entertainment and the quality of play isn't worth the price-tag.
As a side-note, last week a CHP lost his life in the line of duty, leaving behind a wife and three young children.
Tell me folks, where are our priorities?

Rick

How did either draft pick help Utah get bigger to contend next year vrs. la, Mavs or Suns if Amare comes back ? Haywood was projected for the early 2nd round ! Why did Utah NOT trade down & p/u ATLEAST an extra 2nd round pick & STILL land Haywood in the last 1st round by swapping 1st round picks with another team while getting their 2nd round pick ??? AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE ???

John C. King

The NBA has priced itself out of the market, and next year, when the CBA expires, there will be a lockout. I would be surprised if there is a 2011/2012 season.

The days of ever increasing salaries for most players will be over then, and I think that's a good thing. There should not be a growing disparity between that CHP officer and somebody who makes their living playing a game.

Here's a proposal that I've rarely, if ever, heard. Let's just recognize that our small market status means a championship is unlikely (and realistically, it's unlikely for most teams-just one of thirty teams ends the playoff season with a win).

Let's further recognize that players who say "it's all about winning a championship" and yet demand max money contracts aren't serious about winning. It takes a team-not a player-to win.

My favorite Jazz memory remains the "Fire Sale Five"-a playoff series clinching victory in Houston, where all five Jazz players on the floor earned less than just one of Houstons players (Hakeem Olajuwon). I'll pay to watch the fire sale five any time.

JFFR

Another NBA player that doesn't know how to use money? Sheesh... when will these people learn? Bonzi Wells, Antoine Walker, Scottie Pippen, Mike Tyson, Dennis Rodman... does Carlos Boozer want to add his list to bankrupt athletes?

Somebody by this man the Total Money Makeover. There are no more excuses for professional athletes going bankrupt and making poor money choices. They have had their warnings.

John Wicks

These overpaid self centered egotistical bums will all be hurting when there is no 2011/2012 season. The game will be destroyed but maybe some sanity will come back to salaries and ticket prices.

Jazz-Nation

This is a business. So if KOC can not prove that he can bring in the talent and draft and make trades to get this Jazz team over the hump, then the Millers should make the executive business move and find a GM that will do the job the right way. Sloan has a small window. Do not be scared to try another approach. I get so sick of excuses. I know this team is so close, but losing Boozer for nothing, having AK's contract hand cuff you and the draft, leaves me to think we need a new GM. PROVE ME WRONG KOC!!GO JAZZ!!

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz

He might be on the list of bankrupt players, but the saddest part to me is that he really can afford these things. He could by all that with half his salary from one year!!!!!

I know they're taxed, but these guys make way too much money. It makes me sick to see how some people live while others live in poverty with no insurance.

I'm no socialist, but the USA has some messed up priorities.

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz

He might be on the list of bankrupt players, but the saddest part to me is that he really can afford these things. He could by all that with half his salary from one year!!!!!

I know they're taxed, but these guys make way too much money. It makes me sick to see how some people live while others live in poverty with no insurance.

I'm no socialist, but the USA has some messed up priorities.

Doug10

There are many critics of others lifestyle. You are not forced to watch these millionaires play ball but it is exciting. How they spend their money also seems to be an attraction.

Some are critical because Boozer spent less than 2 weeks of his salary on a car. I bet that this unthinking person spent way more than 2 weeks of his salary on his personal car.

These people are athletes and as such get paid for their services. If it bothers you so much then don't watch or do not worry about the money, the Millers are paying anyway.

The Jazz are competitive and they provide a great show and they demand respect from every team in the league for the way they play.

This past draft they acknowledged there were no dynamic big people left when they picked so they got 1-2 role players. The Jazz have been effective in having role players step up and really do well within their team environment. There is no reason to think these players will do less well.

Right now Boozer holds the keys to what else the team has to do in the offseason.

Morgan Duel

When in Rome do as the Romans do. You got it Flaunt it.

With 59 mil used the Jazz will be over the cap with a less then steller team. Sorry D Will KOC really does not have the talent. Look what he Did to Philly.

Put Layden back in Charge at least he made some better picks while there.

Large Tuna

@JFFR: Mike Tyson??

Large Tuna

Question: if there is a 2011/2012 lockout, does that directly affect the d-league, meaning if the NBA has a lockout does the d-league have to follow? or can the resume with their season? If so, I bet that league is praying for a lockout; their ticket sales will probably go up a lot. Basketball is basketball, if the NBA has a lockout i would have no problem following the Flash in the meantime; those players all truly play the game for the sake of playing the game. As long as the teams are fairly even-matched, you'll still get close and exciting games to watch. I agree the new CBA needs to bring the superstars down a notch; the money issues are affecting the quality of the game. When players like TMac and AI are refusing to play in games, something needs to be done.

Sadly, as long as the NBA is there, i will probably still watch regardless

rvalens2

Re: Rick

"AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE ???"

Yes, you are. Hayward would have been taken at number 10 by Indiana. He would never have slipped to the second round. In fact it's highly unlikely he would have slipped past 15 or 16 in the draft.

Is Hayward the player the Jazz needed. Frankly no. He's going to be a nice piece to the puzzle (in my mind similar to Wesley Matthews). But not the BIG the Jazz need.

That being said, I think Jazz fans will look back at this pick in a year or two and realize that the Jazz made a good pick, even though it wasn't the BIG they were looking for.

However, all is not lost. I can see a scenario where the Jazz pick up Gortat from Orlando in a sign and trade deal.

JFFR

Another NBA player that doesn't know how to use money? Sheesh... when will these people learn? Bonzi Wells, Antoine Walker, Scottie Pippen, Mike Tyson, Dennis Rodman... does Carlos Boozer want to add his list to bankrupt athletes?

Somebody by this man the Total Money Makeover. There are no more excuses for professional athletes going bankrupt and making poor money choices. They have had their warnings.

RaininTime

To Doug 10: First, I don't watch much. When I do watch, which is about 10-15 games a year, I usually wait until the 4th quarter of a close game.
Second, "the miller's pay anyway." Yes, they pay the players, but surely you understand that ticket prices are higher, jazz apparel is priced higher and cable/satellite tv is higher because of player salaries.
Thirdly, as far as the Jazz being a "great show," I disagree. Given any 48 minute game, there may be 1-3 plays that I would call truly NBA worthy. In my mind, the player's effort is about 4 of the 48 minutes---hardly worth the $150-$200 a night price tag.
As far as it bothering me. Well, I refuse to be apathetic about what I think are society ills---mainly a priority-less, entertainment driven, highly ignorant and extremely selfish people.

Johnson72

I do not think anyone had a comment on Boozer selling his house in Miami!!

toddfromsantaana

Doug thought Hayward will makes us more fun and competitive and predicted we would win the World Championship the right way

Jazz Source

re:Rainin Time
"Thirdly, as far as the Jazz being a "great show," I disagree. Given any 48 minute game, there may be 1-3 plays that I would call truly NBA worthy"

Ya, that is why the Jazz finished just 4 regular season wins behind the NBA champs--they can't play basketball and there are only 1-3 good plays.

Fans PROVE their stupidity on these boards as fast as they cna type.

They think just because they can type it then it is true when most of the time evidence, facts, and statistics PROVE them blatantly wrong.

Anti Government

Boozer is entitled to spend his money how he wants.

He who lives/spends significantly below their current income let him cast the first stone.

What a bunch of hypocrits.

Just because you don't make that kind of coin then you think it is fair game to bash those who do.

Personally I disagree with Boozers excess as well but to each his own.

The entitlement mentality that our socialist governments have engrained into the thinking of the average person that rich people are not entitled to their own money and the freedom to spend it how they wish is absolutely frightening.

Affluent entrepeneurs are just targets now--primarily due to covetousnous and FAILED marxist philosophy.

Neither are morally/ethically any better than the person spending their money on excess.

NYJazzFan

Anti Government - I disagree with you on matters of ideology. I know that our world is one of finite and not infinite resources and therefore if one person or group takes the majority of the resources then the vast majority are left to suffer. My conscious does not let me turn a blind and inhumane away from my fellow humans starving around the world. I will never change your mind but I must point out that you are in error when you imply that the US government is socialist/marxist. If it were then it would have given all of its citizens a bail-out but instead it bailed out multi billion dollar corporations and those inhumane people that own them.

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