If there is one thing The Race distastes, it is the feral notion that somebody has been unfairly excluded from this lofty list of players about which we pontificate on a weekly basis.
And so guilt has been a constant companion for The Race this season because, if you'll pardon the mixed metaphor, Toronto's Chris Bosh has been an itch that has been unable to be scratched.
Bosh, the most-discussed free agent in the upcoming class because he is the one most likely to leave his current team, clearly has been one of the best players in the NBA this season.
He is averaging 24 points and 11 rebounds. He has been as consistent a producer as LeBron or Kobe or Carmelo or Dwight. He clearly is an upper-echelon player worthy of recognition -- not to mention a sizable contract next season.