Found January 30, 2012 on
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Carlos Boozer might need to set his kids straight.
During Sunday's game, Boozer's young children were shown on television rooting for the rival Miami Heat - as opposed to Dad's Chicago Bulls. For the record, the kids were wearing Bulls jerseys, but may have got caught up with the rest of the crowd cheering on the hometown Heat.
"If I'm Pops and I'm watching this film, if my kid is yelling, 'Let's go Heat' like we just saw, I've got a problem," broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy said during the telecast.
"You can't go against Pop's team ... we would have a long talk."
Boozer collected 10 points and nine rebounds for Chicago, which dropped a 97-93 decision to Miami in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference Finals.
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The son of Chicago Bulls star Carlos Boozer was set to get a good talking to after he was captured on video cheering for his dad's opponents, the Miami Heat, on Sunday.
During the ABC broadcast, there was a brief story on Boozer's son, who has recovered from sickle cell anemia, CBS Sports reported.
And as the camera panned to Boozer's family, the boy is seen cheering...
Carlos Boozer appeared to have his family in attendance for Sunday’s clash with the Heat, but it doesn’t look like he had their full support. One of his sons chanted along with the Miami crowd “Let’s go Heat” during the latter part of the game. Looks like Boozer has something other than his questionable defense to work on.
Video via Ben Golliver
This past weekend, ABC’s cameras caught Carlos Boozer’s son on camera blatantly cheering for the Miami Heat while sitting among fans wearing his dad’s Chicago Bulls jersey in the stands. It was so obvious, the broadcast even went back during a stoppage and replayed the footage, giving Jeff Van Gundy an opportunity to call the kid out for his misplaced allegiances.
Carlos Boozer's kids would seem to have it all. Their father plays in the NBA, probably lives in a huge mansion or townhouse in greater Chicago and has more than $85.5 million in career earnings, according to Basketball Reference. Alas, the Boozer children's dad plays for the Chicago Bulls and not the much cooler Miami Heat. Boozer's son proved water is thicker than blood...
Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer's son attended his father's game against the Miami Heat today. However, Carlos might need to have a conversation with his son tonight, as his son was caught on camera in the fourth quarter chanting "Let's Go Heat".
The son's friend cheered for the Heat as well, but looked even sillier as he was wearing a Carlos...
The Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat played to a thrilling finish on Sunday, with the hometown Heat notching a 97-93 victory. Carlos Boozer, a Miami resident, had his family in the crowd to cheer him on. And by cheer him on, I mean actively root against him.
In a case of mistaken identity, Carlos’ Boozer son is seen cheering for the Miami Heat during yesterday’s Chicago Bulls-Heat matchup. Boozer has faced his fair share of criticism for lack of defensive and inconsistent play, and apparently his son agrees.