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    Default Bosh: Colangelo's Comments Were "Unfortunate"

    Eventhough he handled the criticism well, I do think Bosh did check himself out towards the end of the season. I mean, when doctors give you the "all clear" to play, but you feel otherwise, you can't help but wonder.

    Bosh also addressed criticism from Toronto Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo, who hinted in comments after Bosh left Toronto that the power forward was distracted by free agency and didn't give his all last season.

    Bosh said Colangelo's comments were "unfortunate," adding that the two have not spoken since.

    "That's how he handled it ... All I can do is react and just stay grounded and stay humble and just keep doing what I'm doing," Bosh said. "It doesn't bother me because I know I've never quit at any point in my NBA career, in my lifetime, playing basketball."
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    i dont understand why people think bosh checked out...

    he missed 7 games after the all start break with an ankle injury. ankle injuries are difficult to recover from and 7 games is on the short end.

    he had games where he scored 42, 34, 28, 36, 28 after the all-star break.
    in march he averaged 22pts n 9rbds...

    his production in march was 2 pts and 2 rbds less than his season average.

    but games in march n april are significantly more defensive and teams usually tighten up.

    also he was coming back from an injury.

    how can we seriously say that bosh checked out...

    this is just another BC trick to give BC a free pass.

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    I think he was looking out for his max contract and not the team's interests.

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    Most of the teams the raps played in March and April were gearing down for the lottery or resting players for the playoffs. Bosh deserves the criticism not just for his cowardly performance in the second half of the season, but for the lie he keeps perpetuating concerning his eventual free agency destination. That is the main reason I will boo him, I used to be indifferent about him as he is a paper mache champion and not worthy of the insults I will spew at him, but he keeps taking the rest of the world for idiots and for that I will get my pound of flesh.

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    Quote mo-sales wrote: View Post
    Most of the teams the raps played in March and April were gearing down for the lottery or resting players for the playoffs.
    you cant be serious ?
    Last edited by vinnie_paz; Wed Aug 11th, 2010 at 04:21 PM.

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    Quote vinnie_paz wrote: View Post
    EDIT: No insults please - Doc
    Naw, he's just a blind fan aka fanatic- a person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause- in this case the Raptor's and/or BC). Folks should wish Bosh all the best and thank him for his 7 years in TO.

    Plus if he was looking out for his own interest's above the team's who can really blame him given the opprotunity to play w/ Wade & LBJ- why risk further injury if you don't feel right no matter what team doctors may say- Bosh has to look out for himself 1st.
    Last edited by SirChillyMost; Wed Aug 11th, 2010 at 04:16 PM.

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    Quote mo-sales wrote: View Post
    Bosh deserves the criticism not just for his cowardly performance in the second half of the season, but for the lie he keeps perpetuating concerning his eventual free agency destination.
    what lie ?
    that he was keeping his options open and hoping to work with the raps ?

    isnt that exactly what he did?

    did he ever even hint at re-signing here?


    cowardly performance in the second half ? umm yea sure 22pts n 9 rbds in march and 24 n 9 in april is cowardly
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    "....All I can do is react and just stay grounded and stay humble and just keep doing what I'm doing..."

    Not sure if anyone else watched the circus in July but nothing about Bosh was grounded or humble. Over the top and egocentric, maybe, grounded and humble, definitely not.

    Glad he is gone. Not a franchise player and not worth a max contract whether he stayed or not - end of discussion.

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    Apr 06 @ CLE L 101 - 113 2 1 - 1 0 - 0 0 - 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Apr 04 vs. GSW L 112 - 113 41 11 - 19 0 - 0 20 - 23 4 9 13 0 5 1 3 3 42
    Apr 03 @ PHI W 128 - 123 46 8 - 14 0 - 0 12 - 13 5 7 12 7 0 0 4 2 28
    Date Opponent Result MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
    Mar 31 vs. LAC W 114 - 92 38 12 - 17 0 - 0 10 - 13 2 9 11 1 0 3 1 34
    Mar 29 @ CHA W 103 - 101 38 10 - 19 0 - 0 2 - 3 3 8 11 2 1 2 1 2 22
    Mar 28 @ MIA L 94 - 97 37 8 - 20 0 - 1 3 - 4 1 5 6 3 2 0 2 3 19
    Mar 26 vs. DEN L 96 - 97 40 8 - 16 0 - 0 2 - 4 4 8 12 5 1 2 5 3 18
    Mar 24 vs. UTA L 87 - 113 35 7 - 18 0 - 0 6 - 10 3 5 8 3 0 0 2 1 20
    Mar 22 @ MIN W 106 - 100 38 7 - 13 0 - 0 7 - 9 4 6 10 0 0 0 6 4 21
    Mar 20 @ NJN W 100 - 90 41 16 - 27 0 - 1 4 - 4 4 4 8 1 0 0 6 2 36
    Mar 19 vs. OKC L 89 - 115 30 7 - 14 0 - 1 8 - 8 3 7 10 0 0 1 4 1 22
    Mar 17 vs. ATL W 106 - 105 33 6 - 19 0 - 0 2 - 2 1 9 10 4 1 0 1 5 14
    Mar 14 @ POR L 98 - 109 39 9 - 14 0 - 1 10 - 12 1 6 7 2 0 1 3 5 28
    Mar 13 @ GSW L 112 - 124 36 8 - 13 0 - 0 8 - 10 1 10 11 5 0 1 6 24
    Mar 10 @ SAC L 90 - 113 38 6 - 20 0 - 0 2 - 3 1 4 5 3 0 0 1 3 14
    Mar 09 @ LAL L 107 - 109 31 7 - 18 2 - 2 6 - 6 4 3 7 4 0 1 0 5 22
    Mar 07 vs. PHI L 101 - 114 33 6 - 14 0 - 0 0 - 0 4 8 12 1 0 0 2 2 12

    Bosh's game log for March and April. He scored above his season averages (28) against one playoff team (POR) and averaged only 20 points against the 7 other playoff teams. He put up big games against the Clippers (34) who were tanking, the Nets (36) historically bad and GS (42) who had a D league front court oh and he missed the game winning layup. He corralled less than 10 boards in 6 of 16 games and only grabbed more than 12 once. He turned the ball over 18 times in 3 games against the 3 worst teams in the league. He shot only 45% against the 8 playoff teams while only going to the line 49 times.

    For a guy who is only as good as his stats I don't see how anyone can argue he wasn't performing at anywhere near the pre all star level and that he reverted back to shooting long range jumpers, staying away from the free throw line and only putting up points against the dregs of the league. I watched the games, the guy stop caring and his stats and the accompanying losses reflected that. So before you insult me and ignore reality, go back and actually read the box scores instead of inanely repeating the same stats like an FAQ wannabe.

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    meh. he's gone. fuck him.

    he's getting booed as much as any other player on the heat.

    not because he left though.. just cuz he's on the heat.

    you dont show love for your enemy in your own house.

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    Would the league fine the Raps if they played this at halftime when the Heat comes here? I'm just wondering:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3EmTlf4g4

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    Quote mo-sales wrote: View Post
    Apr 06 @ CLE L 101 - 113 2 1 - 1 0 - 0 0 - 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Apr 04 vs. GSW L 112 - 113 41 11 - 19 0 - 0 20 - 23 4 9 13 0 5 1 3 3 42
    Apr 03 @ PHI W 128 - 123 46 8 - 14 0 - 0 12 - 13 5 7 12 7 0 0 4 2 28
    Date Opponent Result MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
    Mar 31 vs. LAC W 114 - 92 38 12 - 17 0 - 0 10 - 13 2 9 11 1 0 3 1 34
    Mar 29 @ CHA W 103 - 101 38 10 - 19 0 - 0 2 - 3 3 8 11 2 1 2 1 2 22
    Mar 28 @ MIA L 94 - 97 37 8 - 20 0 - 1 3 - 4 1 5 6 3 2 0 2 3 19
    Mar 26 vs. DEN L 96 - 97 40 8 - 16 0 - 0 2 - 4 4 8 12 5 1 2 5 3 18
    Mar 24 vs. UTA L 87 - 113 35 7 - 18 0 - 0 6 - 10 3 5 8 3 0 0 2 1 20
    Mar 22 @ MIN W 106 - 100 38 7 - 13 0 - 0 7 - 9 4 6 10 0 0 0 6 4 21
    Mar 20 @ NJN W 100 - 90 41 16 - 27 0 - 1 4 - 4 4 4 8 1 0 0 6 2 36
    Mar 19 vs. OKC L 89 - 115 30 7 - 14 0 - 1 8 - 8 3 7 10 0 0 1 4 1 22
    Mar 17 vs. ATL W 106 - 105 33 6 - 19 0 - 0 2 - 2 1 9 10 4 1 0 1 5 14
    Mar 14 @ POR L 98 - 109 39 9 - 14 0 - 1 10 - 12 1 6 7 2 0 1 3 5 28
    Mar 13 @ GSW L 112 - 124 36 8 - 13 0 - 0 8 - 10 1 10 11 5 0 1 6 24
    Mar 10 @ SAC L 90 - 113 38 6 - 20 0 - 0 2 - 3 1 4 5 3 0 0 1 3 14
    Mar 09 @ LAL L 107 - 109 31 7 - 18 2 - 2 6 - 6 4 3 7 4 0 1 0 5 22
    Mar 07 vs. PHI L 101 - 114 33 6 - 14 0 - 0 0 - 0 4 8 12 1 0 0 2 2 12

    Bosh's game log for March and April. He scored above his season averages (28) against one playoff team (POR) and averaged only 20 points against the 7 other playoff teams. He put up big games against the Clippers (34) who were tanking, the Nets (36) historically bad and GS (42) who had a D league front court oh and he missed the game winning layup. He corralled less than 10 boards in 6 of 16 games and only grabbed more than 12 once. He turned the ball over 18 times in 3 games against the 3 worst teams in the league. He shot only 45% against the 8 playoff teams while only going to the line 49 times.

    For a guy who is only as good as his stats I don't see how anyone can argue he wasn't performing at anywhere near the pre all star level and that he reverted back to shooting long range jumpers, staying away from the free throw line and only putting up points against the dregs of the league. I watched the games, the guy stop caring and his stats and the accompanying losses reflected that. So before you insult me and ignore reality, go back and actually read the box scores instead of inanely repeating the same stats like an FAQ wannabe.
    you said bosh lied... what did he lie about ? why do you believe in your head that bosh lied to us about something ?

    copying and pasting stats in so pointless... look at ur post do u really think anyone can understand what those numbers mean ?

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    Colangelo is a clown. Why try and say or insinuate something that there is NO PROOF or evdience to support?

    He made the Raps organization look petty and whiny and it looks worse as Bosh has taken the high road and not criticized or "implied" anything about High Collars at all and his lack of acquiring talent.

    Colangelo never played a game in his life so to make the call that real players are faking injuries or checking out is ridiculous.

    One minute Bosh is 'stat padding' (whatever that means, I still don't know) and the next he's not putting up good enough numbers? lol, hilarious.

    I wish Bosh did stop playing a lot earlier so this teams slide into obscurity happened a lot sooner than it did.

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    Quote sleepz wrote: View Post
    Colangelo is a clown. Why try and say or insinuate something that there is NO PROOF or evdience to support?

    He made the Raps organization look petty and whiny and it looks worse as Bosh has taken the high road and not criticized or "implied" anything about High Collars at all and his lack of acquiring talent.

    Colangelo never played a game in his life so to make the call that real players are faking injuries or checking out is ridiculous.

    One minute Bosh is 'stat padding' (whatever that means, I still don't know) and the next he's not putting up good enough numbers? lol, hilarious.

    I wish Bosh did stop playing a lot earlier so this teams slide into obscurity happened a lot sooner than it did.
    nicely said from someone with a brain

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    Sleepz: Check yourself, Colangelo merely stated that Rupaul was cleared to play but chose not too...What does that say to you? As for his "checked out" comment, that was merely his opinion just like when Rupaul said that T.O "smelled different" and basically implied that living in Toronto was like living on another planet which was a classless and distasteful thing to say about the team and city that embraced him for 7 long years. As for Bosh taking the high road, is that a joke?...Is that what he was doing when he was tweeting like a teenage girl during the big Free Agency week while most Raptor fans were twisting in agony...Colangelo has been around NBA players long enough to know when they may have "checked out" on their team like Rupaul. As for his so called lack of acquiring talent, I guess you were the only one in Raptorland that could foresee Hedo imploding and that must make you special.

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    Quote RaptorRoo wrote: View Post
    Sleepz: Check yourself, Colangelo merely stated that Rupaul was cleared to play but chose not too...What does that say to you? As for his "checked out" comment, that was merely his opinion just like when Rupaul said that T.O "smelled different" and basically implied that living in Toronto was like living on another planet which was a classless and distasteful thing to say about the team and city that embraced him for 7 long years. As for Bosh taking the high road, is that a joke?...Is that what he was doing when he was tweeting like a teenage girl during the big Free Agency week while most Raptor fans were twisting in agony...Colangelo has been around NBA players long enough to know when they may have "checked out" on their team like Rupaul. As for his so called lack of acquiring talent, I guess you were the only one in Raptorland that could foresee Hedo imploding and that must make you special.
    +100. Makes you laugh when you see some people getting hypnotized by the media, who seem to have it out for the franchise and our city. Well...let me leave you with this, from your beloved Chris-tina Byatch:

    "Chris Bosh admits 'playing with people's emotions' before signing with Miami Heat during free agency"


    "If you think about how many times somebody asks you, 'How are you,' that's how many times I was asked, 'Where you going?" said Bosh, who was in Manhattan Wednesday to unveil his Got Milk! advertisement. "So it's like, well, in my case, I'm going to have fun with it. I'm going to play with people's emotions. I'm going to be high and low."

    "I wouldn't call it a game because it's serious, but, I mean, it's entertainment at the end of the day. It's the truth," Bosh said. "We're entertaining and everything but at the same time I'm just getting my feelings out there.

    "It's entertaining to see people react to your real emotions because if it wasn't fun I wouldn't do it."


    "By joining the Heat and forming a megastar compilation, Bosh - who has never won a playoff round - immediately set the bar to the highest level.

    "Championship. First year. That's the goal," he said. "That's what we're trying to achieve.

    "I think everybody knows that. I think everybody in the organization is on the same page. I think LeBron and Dwyane will say the same exact thing. It's either championship or fail for the duration that we're together. We did this to win a championship. So there is no two-year, three-year plan. It's like let's play right now for a championship."
    LINK:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...ng_tweets.html


    Must be nice to play with season ticket buyers, fans and franchises' emotions, all for his own enjoyment. F**k Byatch, he's gettin' BOO'd!!!!
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    the ankle injury forced bosh to miss 7 games total.

    bc said bosh could have played 6 of those games on the fan 590 with bobcat.

    when does an ankle indury only take 1 day to heal ?

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    Quote vinnie_paz wrote: View Post
    the ankle injury forced bosh to miss 7 games total.

    bc said bosh could have played 6 of those games on the fan 590 with bobcat.

    when does an ankle indury only take 1 day to heal ?
    But didn't the doctors say that it was a mild injury or sum'n like that?
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    Quote vinnie_paz wrote: View Post
    i dont understand why people think bosh checked out...

    he missed 7 games after the all start break with an ankle injury. ankle injuries are difficult to recover from and 7 games is on the short end.

    he had games where he scored 42, 34, 28, 36, 28 after the all-star break.
    in march he averaged 22pts n 9rbds...

    his production in march was 2 pts and 2 rbds less than his season average.

    but games in march n april are significantly more defensive and teams usually tighten up.

    also he was coming back from an injury.

    how can we seriously say that bosh checked out...

    this is just another BC trick to give BC a free pass.
    Not a BC fan?

    Bosh injured on Feb 18. Returned March 07.

    http://www.tsn.ca/nba/teams/players/bio/?id=924

    By my count that was 18 days. Yes, ankle injuries can be bothersome, no two players have the same pain tolerance yada yada.

    The point you do not raise (nor Bosh) is that the doctors pronounced him fit (no swelling, mri/xray checks) much before he felt it appropriate to play. The timing of the season and team position in the standings are other large issues. DD and Wright I recall suffered ankle sprains/twists. Wright if I remember came back in a couple of days (in one case...he had a couple of sprains) and DD's took a week or so but was held back from returning too soon. I do not have the links on these and reprimand me if I am off base.

    There is too much circumstantial evid. to point to Bosh not wanting to jeopardize his free agency signing...one that he had ALREADY decided on at the time. To believe he was giving his all for a team he had no intention on continuing with is to ....
    Even his teammates knew he was headed off about 2 months before season's end (Bargnani interview) .... and coincidental with his ankle injury (Feb 18- April 14). He also wasnt about to score/play badly (low stats) to create any doubt about his effectiveness. He could even have chosen to play with a mask after his mustache bone crack. One could make the case that Hedo's playing with his orbital bone injury was a more dangerous circumstance...and that was way before the season was in the balance.

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    This whole argument is a waste of time. IMHO. Get over it. Get on with it. Raptors 2010-2011 starts... NOW!
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