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On May 31, 2006, Carmani was born with sickle cell anemia, an inherited blood disorder that the Centers for Disease Control said affects more than 70,000 people in the United States. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital also said about 1 in 500 African-Americans are born with the disease. But eight years after spending nearly $2 million on treatment, Boozer said Carmani feels “completely healthy.” Los Angeles Daily News

Boozer carried the gene that causes sickle cell anemia, but it wasn’t until his ex-wife, CeCe, gave birth to Carmani that they realized this could mark a death sentence. According to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, the disease causes the body to make sickle-shaped red blood cells that can produce deadly side effects. It can stop blood flow, cause organ damage and raise the risk of infection. “The thought of me losing my son, what do I do?” Boozer said. “Do I put my kid through a life full of torture where he will have a seizure at any given time? Or he may he lose his life? Or maybe he loses an organ and has a difficult life? Or do I roll the dice?” Los Angeles Daily News

Boozer praised CeCe, calling his ex-wife “a trooper” for taking care of his children back in Miami and running his former foundation titled Boozer Buddies, which funded treatment for a family every year and provided grants to non-profits devoted to sickle cell research. Boozer also expressed gratitude for Jazz owner Larry Miller, former coach Jerry Sloan and his teammates for showing support and granting him occasional leaves of absence to see Carmani. But Boozer understandably called that year “stressful.” Los Angeles Daily News

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Veteran forward Carlos Boozer wasn't happy with being benched in favor of forward Ed Davis, who started in Boozer's place Sunday night during the Los Angeles Lakers' 104-87 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. "Obviously it was a surprise," Boozer said after practice Monday. "I didn't expect that, but if helps our team win, I'm a team player." ESPN.com

November 26, 2014 Updates

Despite missing the past two practices because of respective left shoulder and right ankle injuries, both forward Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis are expected to play tonight when the Lakers (3-11) host the Memphis Grizzlies (12-2) at Staples Center. They went through shootaround and they both moved pretty well, so I take it that they will both be available tonight,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “Unless something drastically changes in the next seven to eight hours. I think they’ll be ready to play.” Boozer will start, while Davis will return back to his reserve role. Los Angeles Daily News

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I have a list of all the players you've blocked in your career and how many times you blocked them. Your job is to guess who you've blocked the most. Hint: Think Central Division. Roy Hibbert: Ohh. Maybe somebody on Chicago? I was thinking maybe Luol when he was over there. TH: Nah. You've only blocked Luol Deng seven times. This guy you've blocked 18 times. Roy Hibbert: Hmm ... Wait, was it Carlos? Yeah, it's definitely Carlos. TH: Yup, Carlos Boozer. Why is he so easy to block? ESPN.com

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The Lakers represented a new chance for Carlos Boozer to re-establish his All-Star credentials. But as the Lakers opened the 2014-15 season by losing their first four consecutive games for the first time in 57 years, Boozer has become the poster child for the Lakers’ league-worst defense that has allowed an average of 118 points per game. “He knows he can play better and I expect him to play better,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said Monday at the Lakers’ practice in El Segundo. “It starts on the defensive end. He has to do a better job against pick-and-roll defense and has to do a better job on guys who are trying to post him up.” Los Angeles Daily News

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