Quick aside: Bosh had always been steadfast in saying that, if given his druthers; he'd prefer to stay in Toronto. However, he wasn't going to do what Kevin Garnett did in Minnesota, simply playing year after year on a mediocre club out of a misplaced sense of loyalty. He wanted to win and he hoped that Toronto would give him a chance to do so. Even as recently as last fall he was talking up Toronto as his first choice in free agency, but you have to figure that by then he had become terribly skeptical as to whether or not they could meet his non-financial off-season objectives. The increasing panic that seemed to motivate Colangelo's moves in Bosh's last two years no doubt heightened said skepticism.
Linky: http://www.tsn.ca/nba/story/?id=326213