Bosh gives himself an A/talks about postseason goals
Old 01-19-2010, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bosh gives himself an A/talks about postseason goals

Also of interest, when asked about his realistic postseason goals, he said:

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I don't know, that's a good question. I'd like to be win more than one playoff game this year, that'd be nice. More than two, more than three...just to be able to complete, that'd make me happy. Winning isn't always everything, it's about competing. It's about the journey.



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Old 01-19-2010, 10:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No ya fucking douche its about winning....fuck your journey...wanna talk about journeys wait till you are retired on Oprah's couch.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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See now I took this the other way... that even if we dont' get to the second round, if we go down fighting in a close series he would consider the season a success. I would tend to agree.
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See now I took this the other way... that even if we dont' get to the second round, if we go down fighting in a close series he would consider the season a success. I would tend to agree.
*connery* losers complain about doing their best, winners go home and fuck the prom queen *connery*
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*connery* losers complain about doing their best, winners go home and fuck the prom queen *connery*
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He's usually pretty honest. I can't help but read into it that he is just that much more likely to stay in T.O., not so much because the team wins 2 or 3 playoff games, but that he can see progress and is building toward something. That the team is on the way up at least with Bargnani emerging more, DeRozan showing flashes.

I know that wasn't the question he was asked, but he could easily have said it's win right now or nothing. Everyone player that obviously, but that would be a bad signal in terms of his stay vs. leave mindset.
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how cant he give himself A+..
i am shocked..

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Old 01-19-2010, 11:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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He's usually pretty honest. I can't help but read into it that he is just that much more likely to stay in T.O., not so much because the team wins 2 or 3 playoff games, but that he can see progress and is building toward something. That the team is on the way up at least with Bargnani emerging more, DeRozan showing flashes.

I know that wasn't the question he was asked, but he could easily have said it's win right now or nothing. Everyone player that obviously, but that would be a bad signal in terms of his stay vs. leave mindset.
I'm more likely to think that he's staying in Toronto unless we get swept in the 1st round. I don't think he's even expecting to win the first playoff series which is good and bad depending on how you look at it. I guess he's being realistic, but also shows a bit of a lack of heart and confidence.
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How can you guys be complaining about this...

He's talking about winning being something that happens over time - a process. Would you rather him say that unless we make the finals this year he's going to be devastated and leave?

As for his self given rating... what do you expect him to say? He worked hard this past summer and took his game to a new level this season. How wouldn't he deserve an A?
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How can you guys be complaining about this...

He's talking about winning being something that happens over time - a process. Would you rather him say that unless we make the finals this year he's going to be devastated and leave?

As for his self given rating... what do you expect him to say? He worked hard this past summer and took his game to a new level this season. How wouldn't he deserve an A?
I would like him to say. "I would like to win the championship. That is our goal, we believe in ourselves"....

Not..." I would really like to not get killed."
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I would like him to say. "I would like to win the championship. That is our goal, we believe in ourselves"....

Not..." I would really like to not get killed."
it's why i think Bosh is not a leader..
he is not the type of player steps teammates up and makes them better..
he doesnt have that mental courage..
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I would like him to say. "I would like to win the championship. That is our goal, we believe in ourselves"....

Not..." I would really like to not get killed."
Why be unrealistic? It's really futile in this situation and would only lead to further speculation like many have already stated. Just because he doesn't expect to win the championship it doesn't mean that he won't fight to get there, or it isn't a goal.
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I would like him to say. "I would like to win the championship. That is our goal, we believe in ourselves"....

Not..." I would really like to not get killed."
Raptors are not close to being a championship team. Bosh is being realistic. You can make false goals, like Vince Carter saying he wants to be better than Michael Jordan, or you can make short-terms goals that you can achieve. Lets face it, we will never win a seven games series with Cleveland, Boston, or Orlando. The only team in the top 4 we have chance is Atlanta, and that team swept us and beat us by double digit points each time. Until this team takes it up several notches defensively, and has improved play and production at the wing position, we are not an elite, title contending team.
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Why be unrealistic? It's really futile in this situation and would only lead to further speculation like many have already stated. Just because he doesn't expect to win the championship it doesn't mean that he won't fight to get there, or it isn't a goal.
I would really just like to hear him say "I want to win a championship" not just "I really hope not to get my ass kicked".
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I would really just like to hear him say "I want to win a championship" not just "I really hope not to get my ass kicked".
I think that's implied. Obviously, they aren't going to win this year, but to me it sounds like the main objective is progressing and moving forward is such a way that they are in a position where it is a realistic goal.
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I would really just like to hear him say "I want to win a championship" not just "I really hope not to get my ass kicked".
i think, contrary to the normal course of events, that would be a pr nightmare for the raps. at a time when everyone is wondering if he will bolt, and wondering what the raps would have to do to keep him here, he has been calm and consistent, telling the media he is going to play as hard as he can and make his decision when the season is over. for him to suddenly shift focus at this point and say 'i'm in it to win a championship and nothing else matters' would be akin to decimating his trade value and starting a maelstrom of media speculation and articles insisting that he is on his way out.

he's doing exactly what colangelo needs him to do and that is let his play speak for him.

of course it would be great if he committed and said he was going to stay, but i understand that it is in his best interest not to, so i am content to be patient and let it play out.

it's always about politics in a contract year.
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I would like him to say. "I would like to win the championship. That is our goal, we believe in ourselves"....

Not..." I would really like to not get killed."
Just because he didn't come out and say "I want to win a championship" doesn't mean that he doesn't want to win. He's already made comments this season to the effect that 'talk is cheap.' He wants to win games - not talk about winning games.
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No ya fucking douche its about winning....fuck your journey...wanna talk about journeys wait till you are retired on Oprah's couch.
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this is why Bosh bugs me.a? a for what?asshole?accomplishments we dont have as a team? him and Bargs were asked the same question and Bosh gave himself an a? (a pompous douchebag?) an a for what, a .500 record? and Bargs refused to answer,refused to give himself a grade and talked about the team. the reporters kept goading andrea into tooting his own horn yet he refused and kept talking about the teams progress until the reporters quit.....check it out, dreas and bosh's videos are side by side on raptors.com in the video section.

a? im still dumbfounded...he gave himself an a?...were .500 and he's patting himself on the back for his individual performance?

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He's in the race for MVP on NBA.com despite having a .500 record.

This means that despite having a mediocre record, this guy has put this team on his back just to get them to that record. Every player on that race for the MVP deserves an A... they are the 10 players most impacting the league right now... how can they get a "B" for meeting the average?

And those are the facts from NBA.com.
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