Chris Bosh likes to speak 140 characters at a time. So I made life easy for him.
Chris, why was there a need to be “wooed”? Do you have confidence issues and want to feel that teams really like you?
Why can’t you just be like other free-agents, make a decision, and get on with it. Maybe save the GM, fans and media some time.
When you got offered the extension, why not just make your true feelings clear to BC? Or are you really that confused about what to do?
I don’t believe for a second that you don’t know exactly what you’re doing – staying or going. You’d have to be dense not to know.
For the most part, you’ve played hard for us, but at the end of 7 years, you’ve won three playoff games. Not exactly max-money, you know.
Yes, the teams have been suspect, but so are your performances and those who call you Shareef Abdur-Rahim do actually have a point.
So let’s stop pretending that you’re in the same league as LeBron, Kobe, Wade, Durant or even ‘Melo, and sign a reasonable extension here.
If you really mean it when you say you want to win, sign for the MLE so BC can use the cap-space to get JJ and a couple other FAs. Right?
I get that you raised your profile in the Olympics by playing the garbage-man, but get serious, put me on that team and I’ll win gold too.
You’re a good player, but let’s call a spade a spade, you’re not THAT good so stop pretending to be. Just look at the All-NBA teams….see?
Sitting at the Lakers game and tweeting hidden messages about leaving was an insult to the club that has paid you millions.
In the last weeks you’ve shown a side of you that, although we knew existed, had chosen to ignore. But the timing for this simply sucks.
You simply can’t resist to sell yourself every chance you get, whether it be DVDs, YouTube, All-Star commercials, Blane Harrington etc.
Leave that for when you’ve actually won something, or after you’ve been on a 1st team, or a voted-in All-Star, or even a playoff series win
When every Raptors fan is trying to get over the disappointment of the season, you’re out there acting like a high-price whore.
You say you want to be the #1 guy, I get that, but have you ever shown the leadership abilities of a #1 guy? Never. This proves it further.
Never have you inspired teammates to raise their game, held them accountable, or made them better. You’ve just great at netting your 20/10.
You’ve been a good servant for this franchise, other than choking in the clutch here and there, you’ve been the second-best Raptor ever.
Everyone here appreciates that, and prior to your tweet-madness, wouldn’t have thought about booing you when you came back as a sidekick.
I don’t actually blame you if you left, because Colangelo’s failed so miserably, but the manner in which it’s going to happen is not cool.
I can’t see how your exit is going to be a clean-cut, not after the way you’ve held this franchise hostage for the last year and a half.
I’m sure you’re getting a kick out of all the media attention you’re getting, after all, you’ve never gotten that on the basketball court.
Leaving cheap insults filled with truths aside, do the wise thing. Stay in Toronto by giving BC conditions on what he needs to do.
If you don’t like being partenred with Bargnani, tell BC and make him make the decision. Have your feelings about the players be known.
Nobody will blame you for leaving if you don’t think there’s a future for “The Killer B’s”. Force BC’s hand the right way, not the JO way.
You have a chance to heavily influence the make-up of this team, you won’t get that anywhere else. Make this your team, don’t wait for BC.
Tell Colangelo how you feel about Triano, Turkoglu, Calderon, Bargnani, and only then will you two truly be communicating.
Mildly approvaing Colangelo’s moves from a distance is just muddying the waters and making him think he’s getting closer to re-signing you.
If you leave, it’ll start a new chapter in the Raptors Republic. We’ll be fine, it’s not like we’ll be missing your playoff glory.
But do it quick, give the team that made you a millionaire a fair shot at getting something back, and then take Hadi with you.
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