Will Chris Bosh be seeing stars?

NBA aficionados often point out that playing for Toronto would be detrimental to a player’s career, and you know what? It’s true. The first round of ballots are in for the 2006 All Star Team, and Chris Bosh is 9th for East Forwards with a paltry 83,003 votes. Let me put this in persective for you, and keep in mind this is in a category of 10 forwards.

In points per-per-game, Bosh is tied for 3rd with Jermaine O’Neal. Only Paul Pierce and LeBron James average higher.

In rebounds, Bosh is 3rd behind Jermaine O’Neal and Chris Webber.

In blocks, Bosh is 3rd behind Jermaine O’Neal and Rasheed Wallace.

In free throw percentage, Bosh is 2nd behind Chris Webber.

All this from a kid who plays on the worst team in the league that also happens to be in a different country altogether. And it doesn’t help that American television networks air Raptors games as often as my dog cleans up after himself.

So if you haven’t already done so, please visit NBA.com and vote this kid on the team. I’ll keep you updated on his progress as the balloting continues.