If I remember correctly, there is some statistic that more than 50% of marriages end in divorce or something like that. Well, you might as well make that 51% as Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer has divorced his wife of six year’s CeCe last week.
The Overstocked.com and gold-medal wearing forward has been questioned if this is affecting his play with the Jazz pushing towards the playoff chase in the tough Western Conference.
Boozer commented in an article by the Salt Lake City Tribune:
While others might be focused on his personal life, Jazz forward Carlos Boozer says his focus remains on basketball.
Boozer, who was on the bench when the Jazz made their comeback to beat the Phoenix Suns 104-99 in overtime Saturday, said matters at home weren’t affecting his play. That was all he’d say about the news that he had filed for divorce from his wife, CeCe, on Thursday.
“I’m not talking about it,” he said, after saying his focus, “is fine.”
The two have been married for 6½ years and have three children together. The marriage was described as “irretrievably broken” in court documents.
This is obviously a delicate situation and to be honest whoever asked the question probably should not have asked it to begin with. I think there seems to be a few questions that reporters should not ask specifically when you deal with someone’s family; that was over the line.
However, I do not really buy that this is not affecting Boozer on some level. Anytime someone goes through a divorce, it has to affect you if you really cared about them at a point in your life. I do wish on some level that Boozer can turn this negative in to a positive much like when Kobe had to deal with “rape trial” and use it as a driving force in his play.
Most of you are probably looking at the title of this story and figure that I am just going to use the pun to post a picture of Big Love star, Ginnifer Goodwin. If you were thinking that, you were right.