So I was reading up on other Jazz blogs yesterday and saw this story from the Cowhide Globe in which "Booner" (not the Booner of course, although it could explain the "reliable source" if it is Booner) states,
It has come to Cowhide Globe's attention (by means of reliable sources) that in the midst of a heated battle with the Lakers, Boozer hopped in his SUV at halftime and headed for home.
There's no reason to doubt him. It would be kind of a random thing to make up. But if there was any evidence of this happening, it would at the least deserve an explanation from Boozer or the Jazz why Boozer took off.
This morning though, user DXJ put up some links to some pics from jazzcrap.com of the first and second halves where Boozer is present in the first half on the bench, but not in the second half.
But he is conspicuously absent in the third,
And the fourth,
So while it doesn't prove that he left the ESA, he could have been in the locker room getting treatment, etc., it does backup the original post that he left. He could have been going to the doctor or could have been ill or any other number of things.
But he could also have been dying to see how the Losties get back to the Island.
It deserves at least some explanation.