Furthermore, his old boss trashed him publicly saying he might have been "mentally checked out" and that he was basically impossible to build around. But even though summer is coming to an end and teams are beginning their training camps, things managed to get just a bit more peculiar for Bosh as his old coach Jay Triano is using these waning days to warn Miami about Bosh's milk-with-toast presence in the locker room. From Ira Winderman at the South Florida Sun Sentinel:
In setting up his own team's season, Raptors coach Jay Triano also offered a potential clue to how the Heat's season might set up beyond the court.
"When you talk about Chris being the leader in the locker room," Triano told a Toronto radio station, "I think it's the one thing that he wasn't for us.
"He did a great job of getting 24 points and 10, 11 rebounds on a regular basis, but Chris did not really take the leadership role into the locker room. He's not a vocal person; he's not a guy who really did that." [...]
"I think in the years that he's been here," Triano said, "he's almost deferred to different people.
"Everybody kind of waited for him to take the reins last year and it could've been part of the issues we had."
Between accepting a role as a No. 3 option, his old GM admitting that he was hard to build around and his old coach saying that he wasn't a leader, this seems to be the final nail in the coffin of the "Chris Bosh is a superstar" meme that Bosh perpetuated going into this summer. We kind of knew that heading into the offseason, but it's always good to have your suspicions confirmed. Chris Bosh is very good, but if he's your main guy, well, you're the Toronto Raptors of the last few years.