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    Today Bosh is once again his focus as well Jose and Colangelo.

    “Because of where we play, we don’t get the attention of other teams,” Bosh told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo.com in a column that was presumably reported before Bosh was lost for the balance of the regular season with his facial injuries.

    A couple of questions for Bosh: Is it crazy to suggest it’s not because of where you play that you and your teammates don’t get the same amount of attention as other teams? Couldn’t it be because of how you’ve played — i.e. without highlight-reel appeal and with a combined winning percentage of .458 in the five straight seasons in which you’ve been named an all-star? (The answers, by the way, are no and yes. Bosh has been a good ambassador for Toronto, but he should understand that geography is largely irrelevant in matters of celebrity. There was no bigger NBA star than Vince Carter when Carter was in full bloom a decade ago. And Carter had it all, the endorsements and the nightly ESPN-driven drooling, while based in this little hinterland that passes for something like the fourth largest city in the NBA).

    And a heads-up to Calderon: They’re booing because you and your teammates, no matter how this thing ends up, are en route to yet another season of underachievement. They’re booing because they expected more from their GQ GM, their free-agent-to-be of an all-star and, to get specific, from you.
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    good, we need to come down hard on this team, no remorse. i was watching grill room and one guy said that "it's succesful teams that have individual owners, not these big money sucking companies who don't care about sports. we should all just start harrassing teachers until they sell the team." or something to that tune and it's true. hell, if i was a billionaire i'd buy this freakin team in a heart beat tell colangelo to go wild and see what happens i want a damn winner here in canada.

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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    Today Bosh is once again his focus as well Jose and Colangelo.



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    Over the last three seasons through last night the Raptors had 112 wins and the Bulls 111.

    The Bulls get a ton of coverage from ESPN and none of their players is as good as Bosh.

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    A couple of questions for Bosh: Is it crazy to suggest it’s not because of where you play that you and your teammates don’t get the same amount of attention as other teams? Couldn’t it be because of how you’ve played — i.e. without highlight-reel appeal and with a combined winning percentage of .458 in the five straight seasons
    This is true.

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    Back out the Calderon bit and I'm with him.

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    Your realy don't think anyone on the Bulls is as good as Bosh? I'd trade Bosh and Calderon for Rose, in a heartbeat. If league rules allowed.
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    Quote Deadallus wrote: View Post
    Your realy don't think anyone on the Bulls is as good as Bosh? I'd trade Bosh and Calderon for Rose, in a heartbeat. If league rules allowed.
    They need to add Noah, we add Reggie
    Keep Calm & Chive On

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    The Cavs just gave the Raptors a great compliment. They would rather play a healthy Chicago Bulls than a (potentially) crippled Toronto Raptors in Round One. They lost by one point to the Bulls with LeBron sitting on the sidelines in a suit. Now they can put LeBron back in his uniform and kick their butts in four games. The Raptor players should think on this turn of events. The Cleveland Cavaliers don't want to play Toronto because they suspect that Chris Bosh will be playing if the Raptors are in the play offs. Wasn't it their team doctor who assessed the damages to CB4 immediately after the injury?

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    One other thought. Jose Calderone might want to spend some time this off season doing what has to be done to play NBA defense. Be nimble, be strong, be smart (study your opponent's predispositions - they're in the scouting reports). Nimbleness can be greatly enhanced by training. Strength can be - hey, look at Chris. Smart is more difficult but Jose is plenty smart already. I for one would like to have Jose and Jarret working for the Toronto franchise next year. But not as they are today. That's what the off season is for, right?

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    Re Feschuk: Funny, I used to disagree with almost everything Feschuk wrote ... and often, vehemently. I even stopped trying to comment on his articles, as it seemed whatever I wrote (disagreeing) about what he’d said would not get accepted onto the Star’s comment page.

    These days, I’m still surprised to find I now often agree with what he writes, sometimes overwhelmingly. I question ‘who’s changed’, him or me, but the answer is probably somewhere in the middle.

    Re the Cavs not playing LeBron last night. First thing I thought was ‘why am I not surprised?’. It does have the stink of ‘higher ups’ pulling strings that should be left alone, but ... the NBA does show on occasion that they’re not above a bit of foul play when it suits them. C*******ers.
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    Quote ws511 wrote: View Post
    Re Feschuk: Funny, I used to disagree with almost everything Feschuk wrote ... and often, vehemently. I even stopped trying to comment on his articles, as it seemed whatever I wrote (disagreeing) about what he’d said would not get accepted onto the Star’s comment page.

    These days, I’m still surprised to find I now often agree with what he writes, sometimes overwhelmingly. I question ‘who’s changed’, him or me, but the answer is probably somewhere in the middle.

    Re the Cavs not playing LeBron last night. First thing I thought was ‘why am I not surprised?’. It does have the stink of ‘higher ups’ pulling strings that should be left alone, but ... the NBA does show on occasion that they’re not above a bit of foul play when it suits them. C*******ers.
    I feel the same way. And they wouldn't want the Raps to miss the playoffs so that Bosh leaves, and Chicago to make the playoffs so someone like, say, Wade or Bosh or Amar'e could be convinced to sign with them, could they? Nah, impossible.

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