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Thread: Nash Watch: L.A. bound (#1009)

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    I would have loved to see Steve Nash as a Raptor, but no one forced the Raptors to go ball out for Steve Nash. He owes the Raptors nothing, and he owes Toronto no loyalty. If you choose to get upset with him you are discriminating against him because he is Canadian, with the rationale being we are Canada's team every American player in Europe should play in D-League in the U.S. First he is from Victoria, if this was the Vancouver Grizzlies we may have a leg to stand on with regards to being upset with him. Second, please provide me the quote in which Steve Nash said he wanted to play for the Raptors or he wanted them to pursue him. I do not recall seeing that. As for him quitting the National team, get your heads out of your asses. He has done more for Basketball in Canada than anyone has done before. Him choosing the Knicks has no effect on that. If there is collateral damage to Canadian Basketball the blame goes squarley on moronic Canadians, and Bryan Colangelo for mis reading the situation.

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    Quote slaw wrote: View Post
    Being a Raptors fan is my penance for all the crappy stuff I've done in this life.... and previous ones. But this Nash thing. Usually I just laugh at the ineptitude of the Raps various management teams and the general crappiness of the franchise.... but this Nash thing... it's really pathetic. I ain't laughing about this. For the first time ever, I actually feel sorry for the players and coaches. They can spin it however they like but this is a major (and very public) repudiation of this franchise and a humiliation for ownership. This one stings.
    I can't agree more. I am being objective and trying not to let emotion enter it, but this is a huge downer for the franchise.

    When Matt first posted his message months ago about "the case for Nash to the Raptors" I was actually on the fence or somewhat opposed, figuring why not just stick with Calderon and his expiring contract for one more season, rather than swing for the fences with an even older Nash and the huge contract (amount & length) that Nash would surely command. I slowly came around, as much for the off court impact his signing would have, as for the on court one. He would give the franchise a true legitimacy in the league, probably for the first time since the Carter days (and even moreso since he was a signing, not a draft pick). He would help propell Toronto back into the playoffs and put us on the NBA map as a destination landing spot for top notch free agents in the future. Merchandise sales would reach new heights and the team would be playing infront of raucus, sold out crowds every single night, making the ACC a truly imposing place to play. Nash would have a tremendous positive impact on the fair-weather fans and even non-basketball fans, just for the storyline and the glorious and triumphant homecoming of the prodigal son, to ride off into the sunset as a true Canadian hero.

    Now, if Nash chooses someplace else, not only will the dream die, but I can't think of a more negative indictment of NBA basketball in Canada, if the GM of Canada's National Team and the greatest Canadian basketball player to ever play the game, were to turn down the chance of a lifetime to elevate the only Canadian NBA team to new heights within the league and back into the playoffs. This could be a long-term crippling blow to the team, management, ownership and the entire franchise. It's not just losing out on a prized free agent - that I can handle, it happens all the time to every team - but for Canada's team to be shunned by 'Captain Canada'??? Ouch... this one will take years to recover from.

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    So the moral of the story is....blame Matt for getting our hopes up
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    Quote Papa Burgundy wrote: