Fresh off the team’s ouster from the playoffs earlier this week, Bulls forward Carlos Boozer made an appearance on PBS kids show “Sesame Street” to teach the meaning of the word “amnesty.”
“Hi boys and girls!” Boozer said, while sharing the stage with Big Bird, Cookie Monster and other favorites from the long-running show. “Normally amnesty means granting freedom to a large group of individuals, but in the case of the NBA, it’s what happens to an really, really overpaid player like me. You see, the team tells me ‘bye bye,’ but I still get paid. Crazy, right?”
Boozer then had to console a crying Bert and Ernie who burst into puppet tears after learning of an economic system so fractured that a person can be paid $13 million a year to not work while millions of Americans live in poverty.