Colangelo Says Bosh "Checked Out" (Sun Article Posted On Pg.6/Post #43)
not sure if this was already discussed in a thread, but in this interview with FAN590, BC seems to be implying that after the all-star break when bosh got injured, it was "supposedly" a sprained ankle, but there were no significant swelling or muscle damage that was revelaed, but Bosh still took 6 days off to so-called "rest" the ankle, and then BC also said that when Bosh came back after the injury, he wasnt himself anymore and he was not sure if it was because of the injury or his head wasnt just with the season anymore. he also mentioned whatever was discussed during the all-star break may have affected Bosh (meeting with LBJ and wade)
he used phrases like "bosh took the easy way out" and "this was obviously been brewing for some time now" (joining forces)
WOW. was BC subtly accusing Bosh of tanking last season???
Main quotes (added by Arse):
Despite limited swelling and any kind of excessive damange on an X-Ray or MRI, he felt like he needed to sit for six more games. That was a very important period for us and coming back from not working out, his timing was off, his conditioning off and so we were set back even further. So six games were stretched to maybe 8, 9 or 10 games.
I talked so much about those voices that might have been speaking to him at the All-Star [game], I think it's pretty obvious right now what some of those voices were. Whether he was mentally checked out or wasn't quite into it down the stretch, he wasn't the same guy and everybody saw that and everybody saw that and nobody wanted to acknowledge it. At the same time I really don't feel we were quite in the game, there was too much out there, too much built up for him to take an easy out here, and he decided to do that and that's his choice. Obviously, it's a choice that someone else made, LeBron made the same choice in Cleveland.
I'm not even questioning Chris' injury. He was basically cleared to play subject to tolerance on his part and the tolerance just wasn't there and he chose not to play. But, the fact that our season was spiralling downward and we were hoping that he came back sooner.
Tho BC says CB didn't check out, he said he checked out...
Just listened to BC on the fan590 and wasn'ts surprised to hear BC say that Bosh took an extra 6 games off after inviting his ankle post-allstar break, considering what's gone down in Miami, though, get this: all medical reports had cleared Bosh to play but he just decided not to when the team needed him most during that start of that bad stretch...
When asked twice by the fan590 host a second time if CB had "checked out" by that point, BC played diplomat/politician by denying that Bosh had checked out.
Though there was no whining going on on Bosh's part, he's dipped his foot into VC territory (minus the outright disclosure that he didn't give it his all). Lame.