Right before the Eastern Conference finals started, Carlos Boozer responded to a question about the Heat’s Big Three by saying that “they have two great players in D. Wade and LeBron,” totally leaving out Chris Bosh. Naturally, after Bosh’s huge Game 3, Boozer was asked if he respected Bosh now that he was destroying the Bulls.

From the AP:

“I always have respect,” Boozer said Sunday night, asked about Bosh’s game. “I never didn’t have it.”

Excellent double-negative defense, right there. Might not be grammatically correct, easy to say or simple to understand, but it gets his point across — Carlos Boozer never didn’t not have no respect for Chris Bosh. Duh.

Truth be told, I believe him. Bosh is like the hyper-maximized Boozer. They play similar games, only Bosh is a little bigger, faster, stronger, more athletic and better. He’s roughly 122 percent Boozer, so I’m sure Carlos has respect for what Bosh does. It’s just easy to forget about him, considering his most notable exploits are jump shots or getting hit in the face in a multitude of different ways.

Boozer wasn’t dissing Bosh, he just kind of glossed over him while gushing about two guys who are among the five best players in the league. That is understandable, even if forgetting someone is just as harsh of a crack as intentionally zinging them.