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Thread: Bosh Says He Gave Everything He Had With The Raps

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    Default Bosh Says He Gave Everything He Had With The Raps

    This courtesy of Chris Mannix's interview with Bosh:

    He has regrets about his time in Toronto -- not making the playoffs last season ranks near the top -- but none about his decision to leave.

    "Nobody wanted to make the playoffs more than me," Bosh said. "Nobody else wanted to make it more than me, trust me. I put in the work to be successful. I had a turned ankle and I had a broken nose that I had to stay in the hospital for, and I played through it. I know what I put into that organization and what I put into it was everything I had every night."

    Some dispute that. Last month, Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo told a Toronto radio station that, from his perspective, Bosh mailed it in last season.

    "Whether he was mentally checked out or just wasn't quite into it down the stretch, he wasn't the same guy," Colangelo said. "I think everybody saw that, but no one wanted to acknowledge it. Despite limited swelling and any excessive damage on an MRI, he felt like he needed to sit for six more games. ... I'm not even questioning Chris' injury. I'm telling you he was cleared to play subject to tolerance on his part, and the tolerance just apparently wasn't there and he chose not to play."

    Bosh rejects the suggestion that anything other than a legitimate injury kept him out of the Raptors' lineup.

    "I've never quit at anything," Bosh said. "Comments like that, they don't bother me as a player. Professionally, I'm disappointed. [Colangelo and I] went through a lot together. He was the GM and we both tried our best to make that team better while I was there. We had many conversations, we went back and forth on e-mails, so just to hear that, it's disappointing. But at the end of the day, there's no reason to be upset. I know that I would have done anything to win."

    Source - CNNSI - Chris Mannix

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    I never doubted that Bosh gave all he could.

    However, what one person can give is not necessarily what another can

    Some guys will spend hours in the gym.

    Other guys will only be able to spend a couple of hours in the gym before they got to call it quits

    Both gave everything that they could, but one guy was able to give a lot more.

    Some players can play through pain, think Nash and Kobe, other guys not so much so.

    They all give what they feel they can but they are not giving the same.

    Bosh has talent and plays hard.

    However, he has a bad knee, can't run enough to keep up with the young studs.

    He also is not a leader.

    Fisher and Kobe would keep any locker room sheet under control, Bosh could not do it.

    Bosh is very good player, but not one who can lead a team into the playoffs on a regular basis.

    Garnett got the T-Wolves into the playoffs every season even though in most of the seasons he had a lot less talent around him than Bosh has had over his seven seasons and for five of those seven came up short of the playoffs.

    Time to move on and good luck to him.
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    I don't doubt that Bosh gave his all. It sucks to lose a really good player, especially a legitimate big man which are hard to come by, however, time in and time again Bosh has proven he cannot be the man and him leaving Toronto will be the best thing that ever happened to this franchise. I