Thursday , Sep , 27 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Utah Jazz’s Carlos Boozer Could Miss Training Camp With Sick Son

My thoughts go out to Boozer and his family. It’s hard to bring this back to basketball. I hope some NBA players, especially those ‘disgruntled’ superstars, take a moment to appreciate what they have …

The Associated Press reports on Carlos Boozer missing training camp because of a personal tragedy:

Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer could miss training camp next week while his son recovers from a bone-marrow transplant in Miami.

Camp starts Tuesday and runs through Oct. 6 in Boise, Idaho.

As soon as my son is home from the hospital and stable, I will join my teammates," Boozer said in a statement released by the team Thursday. "Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated by me and my family during this time."

My Quick Take: Recently, two separate tragedies have hit the Utah Jazz family. Derek Fisher’s daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer. Fisher, of course, had to move on from the Jazz, so his daughter could get treatment. Now Boozer’s son is having a bone marrow transplant.

My thoughts go out to Boozer and his family. It’s hard to bring this back to basketball. I hope some NBA players, especially those ‘disgruntled’ superstars, take a moment to appreciate what they have.

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