Utah Jazz: what's it like to own a Ferrari

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The Jazz have two Ferrari owners on the team in Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur. Boozer drives a black F430 convertible while Okur has a yellow coupe. You don't even want to know the sticker price.

For those of us who'll never get the chance, what's it like to own a Ferrari?

Carlos Boozer

I'll tell you, man, I was real hesitant to get it because I wanted a Lamborghini. And then a couple of my friends that have them told me that they break down way too much. So I got the Ferrari. It's as close as you're going to get to going fast and feeling free, legally. It's great because you feel the car shift. It's like a real sports car, you actually feel it shift gears. It's hot.

Do you have a drive that you like to do where you can just get away?

In Miami. I haven't found one here because I've been really busy since we've been here. I had a couple days off last weekend, I was trying to find something. It was sunny one day and it snowed the next day and I was heartbroken. In Miami, I have a run that I do, it's like going from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, but it's a different road and nobody's ever on it. Just let loose and have some fun. Plus, in Miami, I have the top down.

Spurs at Jazz

6 p.m., KJZZ, ESPN

* The Jazz kick off their killer six-game closing stretch at home against the Spurs.