look at every Raptors
team review, or any basketball site's season preview.
they all have one thing in common....
successes in 2009 lay on the shoulder's of JO".
if he's injured and plays 40 games; critics will call the trade a bust and be on his case.
if he plays like shit (or not up to the HIGH standards people are putting on him); critics and fans will be on his ass.
if the team has a shitty record - people will be on his ass because he was the guy who was supposed to come in and push us over the top.
he's the new guy, the big name... he will take the most flack if he doesnt contribute, if he gets injured, or if we dont do well.
i dont understand how some of you guys are choosing solomon or graham... those guys are low on the totem poll... graham probably wont even play... how the hell can he be a whipping boy for anything?
you cant put blame on a player that doesnt even play.
the blame always goes on the guy who's supposed to be the man... or has the most pressure on to succeed.