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    Default Bosh to Meet With Lebron, Wade & Joe Johnson

    I heard on PTI today that Bosh will have a private meeting with Lebron, Wade and Joe Johnson regarding their pending free agency decisions.

    Here is your chance Bosh to hype up Toronto and bring a superstar back with you (hey one can dream can we?)

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    hope they talk about all going to t-dot......

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    Raptors Republic Forums: Big name FA's to sit and hold hands around the camp fire before one makes a decision

    Wondering if anyone heard Wade's comments and then got in contact with Bosh?

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    I am quickly becoming disappointed in all of these guys. What happened to being a man and maybe inspiring other players to come play for your team. How about taking a few bumps and bruises and learning to become a winner rather than trying to create a super team or latching on to another stars coat-tails. What a bunch of women. They should sign in the WNBA.
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    I agree, but bosh and johnson are clearly 2nd options on a championship team, so they need guys like wade or lbj. Hopefully bosh tells wade to play for raps, since wade aint feeling the bulls right now

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    I don't see Lebron and Wade playing on the same team so Bosh and Johnson will just see what those two will do and may decide to follow suit.

    Although I would love to be a fly on the wall because I know its going to be a diss fest of different cities and clubs.

    and there is a better chance of BP stopping the oil spill then any of those free agents appearing in a Raptor's unifrom next season.

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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    I heard on PTI today that Bosh will have a private meeting with Lebron, Wade and Joe Johnson regarding their pending free agency decisions.

    Here is your chance Bosh to hype up Toronto and bring a superstar back with you (hey one can dream can we?)
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    Quote A00715890 wrote: View Post
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    oh yeah?? nice avatar btw... NOT!, here is its not so distant future:


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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    oh yeah?? nice avatar btw... NOT!, here is its not so distant future:

    haha....fuck off

    the future looks more like this:

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    ^^^Itching...to...ban...

    Booo you traitor!

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    Quote Deadallus wrote: View Post
    I am quickly becoming disappointed in all of these guys. What happened to being a man and maybe inspiring other players to come play for your team. How about taking a few bumps and bruises and learning to become a winner rather than trying to create a super team or latching on to another stars coat-tails. What a bunch of women. They should sign in the WNBA.
    I totally agree.

    I mean, what are they planning to do? tell each other where should each one go? Or maybe agree on something like, ok, you go to this team then i go to this team and tank so youll win the championship, then next year you guys tank so ill win.

    Really, whats the point of this meeting?

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    Chris Bosh: "Hey guys, you know what would be really cool?"

    Dwayne Wade: "What is it now Chris?"

    Chris Bosh: "If you and LeBron came to Toronto with me!"

    *silent pause*

    *crickets*

    Dwayne and LeBron: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAA!

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    The level of compicity is just disgusting. I cant believe the league would allow such a thing. Players joining together and plotting at the expense of the their respective franchises after hundreds of milllions have been spent. Needless to say some of those franchises have spent their way to operating losses just to keep their stars happy and after all of that they sre tslking about sitting down and deciding what is the best available in their collective interest, unfuckin believeable, where is the player association.

    As for our all star I really wish him the best and I cant wait to see how he performs in another uniform. Bosh has it in his head that he is a super star. lets see how much he can accomplish in a non raptor jersey.

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    You're acting as if these franchises are good-natured fun loving people. They're run by businessmen who only care about the bottom line (with the exception of maybe Mark Cuban). What's wrong with the players acting like businessmen too and deciding collectively what is best for their careers?

    It happens somewhat often in other businesses too. A team of software developers in silicon valley are unhappy with the direction of their career, and begin a start-up. Whether they succeed or not is up in the air, but the point is they left a business "high and dry" and went to another. It's really not as heartless as you make it sound.

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    You're acting as if these franchises are good-natured fun loving people. They're run by businessmen who only care about the bottom line (with the exception of maybe Mark Cuban). What's wrong with the players acting like businessmen too and deciding collectively what is best for their careers?

    It happens somewhat often in other businesses too. A team of software developers in silicon valley are unhappy with the direction of their career, and begin a start-up. Whether they succeed or not is up in the air, but the point is they left a business "high and dry" and went to another. It's really not as heartless as you make it sound.
    Here is the problem I have, these are (unlike your silicon valley S.D.) unionized employees. Their union negotiates with the business owners via the CBA, that is the contract that regulates the relationship among teams, owners and players. Them working together creates additional leverage in their favour, illegal? maybe not but definitely unaccounted for by the CBA.

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    I don't understand why some people are here nagging about this. These are group of friend who want to see if they can play with each other and make the next 7-8 years of their lives more fun and in the processes make history.

    There is nothing wrong with that and I am actually looking forward to see which one of these groups will be successful in winning more rings.

    Now, Doesn't Joe Johnson play in the same position as Wade ?
    I don't think we will see Wade and Lebron on the same team and I don't think we will see Wade and JJ at the same team so the combinations can be:

    Bosh and Wade
    JJ and Lebron

    I still think Wade will stay in Miami and Bosh will join him there. No State tax and beautiful women and weather is just too much for anyone to say no to Miami.


    Lebron and JJ will go to Chicago and will create a Monster of a team:

    Rose, JJ, Lebron, Noah

    This is my prediction for this summer.

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    As of July 1st, they are no longer unionized employees. They are Free Agents looking to land a job that pays them well and puts them in a situation they feel is best for them (whether that means championship, beaches, or beautiful women is entirely up to them).

    And had teams like New York, Miami, New Jersey, etc not created so much additional cap space, the players in question would have nothing to discuss. The players could then only request S&T and if their respective franchises didn't like the pieces coming back, they could say no. As it stands right now, Lebron, Wade, Bosh, and Co are standing at a buffet line and it's the fault of the franchises, not the players.

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    How are they not unionized then? They're not employees of their current teams then but they're still part of the players' union.

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    I don't see how the player's union could do anything about this, at all. You can't force a player to sign anywhere, and as long as the players are paid legit under the rules of the collective bargaining agreement there's nothing wrong with any player signing with any team for any amount they want.

    While this summer is certainly unprecedented, I don't see how the 4 of them getting together to discuss things isn't anything more than a big publicity stunt. They'll probably just end up playing PS3 the whole night.

    I'd be completely shocked if any of them actually stayed true to their "winning is the most important thing" mantra and leave millions on the table. They could all sign in New York or Miami for a quarter of their max earnings potential and play on an All Star team every night. I'm leaning towards each one of them doing "what is best for me and my family", which they can't really be blamed for.

    So they may be on new teams, maybe a couple will be paired up, but in the end this big meeting will be much ado about nothing.

    Though it's probably a good thing for the league that players signing for much less than market value (on purpose) doesn't happen very often and/or to a large extent.
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    Quote Marz wrote: View Post
    As of July 1st, they are no longer unionized employees. They are Free Agents looking to land a job that pays them well and puts them in a situation they feel is best for them (whether that means championship, beaches, or beautiful women is entirely up to them).

    And had teams like New York, Miami, New Jersey, etc not created so much additional cap space, the players in question would have nothing to discuss. The players could then only request S&T and if their respective franchises didn't like the pieces coming back, they could say no. As it stands right now, Lebron, Wade, Bosh, and Co are standing at a buffet line and it's the fault of the franchises, not the players.
    Being employed by a team and being part of a union are two different things. They will still have the benefits of the union, like medical, or whatever else they offer. And they still have to follow the rules of the union since they will continue to be union members.

    If an auto worker is laid off from his job, he still belongs to the autoworkers union unless he finds another profession.

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