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Dr. J. Naismith 08-15-2008 09:24 AM

Bosh: Higher Expectations Will Be There Next Season
 
Another story pertaining to Chris and that he acknowledges that because he's stepped up his game significantly this summer especially on defense, that the expectations will be that much more for him and the Raptors next season.

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Originally Posted by National Post
Bosh played nearly twice as many minutes, 21, as the foul-prone Howard, the NBA Slam Dunk champion whose physical gifts may be unbeatable but whose basketball IQ can't match that of the Raptors star.

Bosh jumped out on screens, recovered on help plays, had two steals and two blocks, and generally backstopped an American defence that ate Greece alive. When asked what he has learned about himself with Team USA, Bosh had a ready answer.

"I can play defence," he said. "I know I'm digging a hole for myself with the Raptors and everything, because the expectations are going to be there. But I can play defence, and I can play a different role. I think that's hard for guys to accept sometimes, but I just want to win."

Source - Click here

ClingRap 08-15-2008 09:29 AM

Well I think with Jermaine being there as well, is going to make this a formidable front court, and dare I say, our rebounding issues are finally in check, not to mention having two good shot blockers to clog the lane be helpful for the traditionally atrocious perimeter defense.
I actually disagree with him though, I think having jermaine there as well is going to make the expectations less about him carrying the load, but finding the space for the two of them to play to their strengths.

MikeToronto 08-15-2008 09:59 AM

We will expext him to lead by example on defence. Considering how mediocre a defender he's been throughout his career so far, it's about time he improves there.

Superjudge 08-15-2008 10:19 AM

What a dork.

I guess that was the issue, Mitchell forgot to tell him he was supposed to play defence

Gurk 08-15-2008 10:20 AM

I saw the game where it was USA vs. Greece and when I saw CHris Bosh play he seemed so improved especially on defense

Superjudge 08-15-2008 10:23 AM

Motivation is the only thing going on here. These guys are motivated to play hard.

I would gamble and say they are all capable of that in the NBA, however, over 82 games, they find it hard to stay motivated and focused.

Too many games, season should only be 70 or so

Gurk 08-15-2008 10:24 AM

Especially if a player also plays in the summer it is very tiring for him to play 82 games in a season

Apollo 08-15-2008 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 50337)
Motivation is the only thing going on here. These guys are motivated to play hard.

I would gamble and say they are all capable of that in the NBA, however, over 82 games, they find it hard to stay motivated and focused.

Too many games, season should only be 70 or so

Bosh is being led at the Olympics. On the floor and from the bench. He's never had that in Toronto. Maybe Jermaine becomes the main guy and Bosh becomes his sidekick...I know some are going to take offense to that but it is realisitcally a possibility and its not like its below him.

Superjudge 08-15-2008 12:41 PM

offence?

thats pure reality.

Snooch 08-15-2008 01:42 PM

Everybody knows it Joey Graham thats the leader of this team.

Bosh is his bitch.....

http://multimedia.thestar.com/images...s/200953_3.JPG

Ugo Ferst 08-15-2008 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SnoochieBoochie (Post 50404)
Everybody knows it Joey Graham thats the leader of this team.

Bosh is his bitch.....

http://multimedia.thestar.com/images...s/200953_3.JPG

You all make fun of the guy, but im betting not many people would say shit to his face, and im betting not many raptors do either.

As for Bosh, they have played a bunch of crappy lesser then NBA teams with lesser then NBA players (except when he guarded a hurt Yao for a bit vs China), so im not exactly sure what it means til the season begins.

rapsfan087 08-15-2008 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 50337)
Motivation is the only thing going on here. These guys are motivated to play hard.

I would gamble and say they are all capable of that in the NBA, however, over 82 games, they find it hard to stay motivated and focused.

Too many games, season should only be 70 or so

agree.

Snooch 08-15-2008 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Ugo Ferst (Post 50420)
You all make fun of the guy, but im betting not many people would say shit to his face, and im betting not many raptors do either.

As for Bosh, they have played a bunch of crappy lesser then NBA teams with lesser then NBA players (except when he guarded a hurt Yao for a bit vs China), so im not exactly sure what it means til the season begins.

I would too say it to Joeys face, wouldnt think twice about.

Ugo Ferst 08-15-2008 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by SnoochieBoochie (Post 50428)
I would too say it to Joeys face, wouldnt think twice about.

Yep, and i would slap Ron Artest in the face.

Gurk 08-15-2008 02:59 PM

LOL why talk about Artest. What about Shaq?

Ugo Ferst 08-15-2008 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by gurkang (Post 50432)
LOL why talk about Artest. What about Shaq?

Oh, im drop kicking Shaq down a flight of stairs ;)

I mean to diss someone as a player, cool, some guys suck or whatever. But alot of the hate directed towards Joey is personal, his intelligence level etc. If smoothie had no cops to back him up and wasnt gonna run like a fool he wouldnt go up to Joey and be like "your a dumb ass motherfucker with no future". I was also meaning that i bet not many if any Raptor players step up to Joey with insults either.

Gurk 08-15-2008 03:05 PM

Who would this guy as mad ripped

Ugo Ferst 08-15-2008 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by gurkang (Post 50437)
Who would this guy as mad ripped

lol that was basically my point, Joey is a physical specimen, and i think alot of the raptor players didnt have the courage to step up to him. It would have probably been better for him if there was an old tough vet ala Charles Oakley to set him straight, but when you have a team of cowards.... :(

Apollo 08-15-2008 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SnoochieBoochie (Post 50404)
Everybody knows it Joey Graham thats the leader of this team.

Bosh is his bitch.....

http://multimedia.thestar.com/images...s/200953_3.JPG

Joey is so dumb he thinks he's playing soccer.

LX 08-15-2008 03:57 PM

I agree with SJ, but there are other things to go with the motivation. Youth and inexperience tends to lead guys to favor relying on offense and not emphasizing defense. And the makeup of the locker room makes a big difference. If there's only the coach holding people accountable, then the emphasis just isn't going to be there. In the end - if the effort leads to wins it will continue. Bosh has had many a solid effort on both ends that ended in losses here, and that is a motivational killer.

I would say that Bosh already knows that he will be held fully accountable beyond the coaching this season, with JO there, and that he too will be looked upon to hold everyone else accountable. That makes a big difference, especially if the results come with it. I'm sure that same thing is playing out like it hasn't for some time on the US team.


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