Friday , Dec , 19 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Larry Miller: Boozer’s Comment One of the Stupidest Things I’ve Ever Heard

Instead, Boozer told after Wednesday victory in New Jersey that he was opting out and added, "No matter what, I’m going to get a raise regardless."

Jazz owner Larry Miller, in his weekly radio appearance on KFNZ 1320 AM, called Boozer’s comments "one of the top 10 stupidest things I’ve ever heard an NBA player do in 24 years."

"Carlos knows better," Miller added. "He told [Jazz general manager] Kevin [O’Connor] he just screwed up, but that doesn’t fix it, so what do the fans think now?"

Talking to reporters in a conference call, Boozer said his only focus was on getting healthy. He was asked if he feared his commitment to the team would be called into question after the report.

"They shouldn’t, they shouldn’t," Boozer said. "I’m a Jazzman. Obviously, I’ve been an integral part of getting this team back to the level that we are and hopefully leading us to a championship level."