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    Default Bosh Needs To Be At The Game Tonight

    But if there’s one thing I really want to see tonight, it’s Bosh in the arena.

    I don’t care if he speaks to us or waits until tomorrow morning to do it; I think he’s got to be there just for support. And appearances.

    Now, I don’t know how he’s feeling physically, I don’t know how anyone would be feeling a week removed from nose surgery and I can never assume to know someone else’s pain threshold.

    But this might be the last night he’s with this group and it might be the last night he’s with this organization and I think it’s important that he be there.
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    I think Bosh deserves a standing O tonight if he shows up.

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    if bosh is having a standing O tonight if he shows up and we either lose to the knicks or the bull beat the bobcats...and then the crowd boo the raptors.... does it defeat the purpose?

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    No, it does not. If Bosh is done he deserves a thank you for seven years of strong play. Best case he's the best Raptor of all-time, worst case he's the second best Raptors off all-time but either way he's leaving the right way and has been a class act for seven years. He deserves appreciation.

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    here here!

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    No, it does not. If Bosh is done he deserves a thank you for seven years of strong play. Best case he's the best Raptor of all-time, worst case he's the second best Raptors off all-time but either way he's leaving the right way and has been a class act for seven years. He deserves appreciation.
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    Bosh was apparently at shoot around encouraging the team.

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    i guess bosh deserves what he's accomplished and i appreciate it. but, it has now been proven he needs help and cannot carry a team on his shoulders.

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    but, it has now been proven he needs help and cannot carry a team on his shoulders.
    I'm not sure there should be any buts. He's been the best player in Toronto for seven years and he never wronged the team. Whether or not he's a franchise player should have zero impact on appreciating the man. There is no a shortage of praise and admiration when Jerome Williams' name comes up and he was barely skilled enough to start.

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    There were times when we beat at Bosh when he was force to take shots that were not his strength at all.

    Bosh deserves to be treated with dignity from us. Thank Bosh's parents for raising a good son, because also his mom and dad tried to help our community, and never tried to take any spotlight from their son.

    He was Mats Sundin-ed or Roy Halladay-ed by our sports franchises, he just never was given the proper pieces, and coaching to help him and for our team succeed the right and best way.

    I'll still keep the Bosh jersey I bought from Champs in West Edmonton Mall.

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    Quote tonious35 wrote: View Post
    There were times when we beat at Bosh when he was force to take shots that were not his strength at all.

    Bosh deserves to be treated with dignity from us. Thank Bosh's parents for raising a good son, because also his mom and dad tried to help our community, and never tried to take any spotlight from their son.

    He was Mats Sundin-ed or Roy Halladay-ed by our sports franchises, he just never was given the proper pieces, and coaching to help him and for our team succeed the right and best way.

    I'll still keep the Bosh jersey I bought from Champs in West Edmonton Mall.
    Who says he is not staying? You never know?

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    He better get a standing "O" from the crowd tonight, win or lose. The real sad thing would be if he does decide to leave and gets booed when he comes back next season.

    I wonder if he'll give the speech after the game or not?
    Keep Calm & Chive On

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    you know what i don't give a crap whether bosh gets a standing o i care about this team and want to see them win so they better start going in the right direction damn soon.

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    If I had to pick between a standing ovation and the boo birds, yes he deserves a standing O, but where has he been?

    Where are the public outcries of support for his teammates or even baseless claims that if they get in, he will be ready.

    Roy just re-injured himself helping his team battle for playoff positioning. He needs surgery, but he's out there in the club house and in the media reassuring his fans and teammates that he will play come hell or high water.

    Is it unfair to slam Bosh while he's hurt and recovering, of course it is, no one knows how bad his face is or how much pain he is in, but he wanted to be the face of the franchise and with comes responsibilities of putting your team ahead of yourself. Bosh for the most part is class act and a warrior, but I think he let everyone down on this one.

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    Quote mo-sales wrote: View Post
    If I had to pick between a standing ovation and the boo birds, yes he deserves a standing O, but where has he been?

    Where are the public outcries of support for his teammates or even baseless claims that if they get in, he will be ready.

    Roy just re-injured himself helping his team battle for playoff positioning. He needs surgery, but he's out there in the club house and in the media reassuring his fans and teammates that he will play come hell or high water.

    Is it unfair to slam Bosh while he's hurt and recovering, of course it is, no one knows how bad his face is or how much pain he is in, but he wanted to be the face of the franchise and with comes responsibilities of putting your team ahead of yourself. Bosh for the most part is class act and a warrior, but I think he let everyone down on this one.
    You're right on this, I was just wondering this morning why he hasn't been at the games. Who cares if you have a broken face and have a band-aid on your face, I agree he should have been there to support the team in these last few games with so much on the line.

    Still should get an ovation for the past 7 years.
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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    He better get a standing "O" from the crowd tonight, win or lose. The real sad thing would be if he does decide to leave and gets booed when he comes back next season.

    I wonder if he'll give the speech after the game or not?
    He should. He's the team captain. He should thank the fans for coming out and supporting the team all year. I would understand if he didn't though, I mean he did just break his face. Talking may be very painful.

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    Where are the public outcries of support for his teammates or even baseless claims that if they get in, he will be ready.
    The man just broke his face for crying out loud. Maybe he doesn't want to do any talking right now because it's painful? Maybe he doesn't want to come out and say something like you suggested because he just broke his face and doesn't know if he would be able to play? I mean if I'm him, I wouldn't guarantee uncertainties because if I can't delivered I'm getting ran out of town in a barrel.
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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    He should. He's the team captain. He should thank the fans for coming out and supporting the team all year. I would understand if he didn't though, I mean he did just break his face. Talking may be very painful.



    The man just broke his face for crying out loud. Maybe he doesn't want to do any talking right now because it's painful? Maybe he doesn't want to come out and say something like you suggested because he just broke his face and doesn't know if he would be able to play? I mean if I'm him, I wouldn't guarantee uncertainties because if I can't delivered I'm getting ran out of town in a barrel.
    okay, it's not like it was that severe it was less severe than bogut's injury he prolly has a swollen face, so he can't play, but did it really require surgery? i don't know.


    but, if it's not even that bad i'm going to be pissed if he doesn't at least come out to the final game of the season. you owe it to the fans, to us.

    if he leaves that would be really pathetic on his part not even shwing up after being injured and just chilling at home.

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    I'm sure he is a ton of pain, both mental and physical, but that is the price of being the guy, maybe it all makes sense now. A true franchise guy in my opinion takes the bullets for his teammates regardless of his own personal turmoil.

    With KG last year, he hurt his knee, never let on how bad it was and it gave the celtics hope that if they could just survive until he got back, maybe he could carry them back a championship. KG put the team before himself and it nearly drove him insane.

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