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Noah wants Bulls fans to stop booing Carlos Boozer

May 5, 2011, 10:23 AM EDT

Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer AP

Every fan base has a whipping boy.

Some player who for reasons real and imagined becomes the lightning rod of all fan frustration.

Carlos Boozer has become that in Chicago. The guy who is expected to be the second option on the Bulls offense is limping around with turf toe and is averaging just 10.3 points per game on 38.2 percent shooting.

Bulls fans are letting Boozer know they are frustrated — and Joakim Noah wants that to stop, according to the Daily Herald.

Noah asked fans to “support every one of us,” and it was obvious what he meant. The fans are getting restless with power forward Carlos Boozer…

“I love our fans. We have the best fans in the NBA, no question about it,” Noah said. “But I understand our fans are very demanding and that can be very good and in some aspects that can be bad, as well.

“Carlos is in a situation where he’s hurt and he’s giving us everything he can. I’ve been in the position where I’ve been booed before in the United Center and I know to get to where we want to get to, we need Carlos. We should be supporting him. I don’t understand that.”

Coach Tom Thibodeau echoed those same thoughts.

Bulls fans may be frustrated but they could have it a lot worse — ask Celtics fans. Or Lakers fans.

  1. jpiro - May 5, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Boozer for Dwight Howard? C’mon, Magic—you know he’s not staying past next season anyway.

    • liltmac2003 - May 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM

      See, the thing is with that trade…

      Without Derrick Rose…we won’t have leadership.
      Without Luol Deng…we won’t have consistency.
      Without Joakim Noah…we won’t have energy.
      Without Kyle Korver…we won’t have hot sauce.
      Without Thibs…we won’t have defense.
      Without Taj Gibson…we won’t have hustle.
      Without Carlos Boozer…uhhhhhhhh never mind. That trade sounds good.

  2. denverhoopdreams - May 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Hey Chicago, I’ll take a injured Boozer, send him Denver’s way.

  3. savocabol1 - May 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Does Noah realize that when you say boozer’s last name you are saying BOOOOO? It always sounds like this guys is getting booed. Big freakin whoop.

    • denverhoopdreams - May 5, 2011 at 12:57 PM

      You’re actually saying “boo” not “booooo.” They’re definitely “boooooing” him.

      • gor76 - May 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

        I was saying, “boo-urns”

      • willias1 - May 5, 2011 at 5:07 PM

        Well played gor76

  4. rickmirer - May 5, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Boooooooo.!

  5. philtration - May 5, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    They were yelling “Booze” because the beer venders were slow getting around.

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