Bosh Not A Lock For The Olympics This Summer
Old 04-13-2008, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pllllllease .... please don't make the squad this summer. I'm being selfish as a fan but I want to see him take the summer off to ensure he's 100% healthy and doesn't struggle with injuries like he has over the last couple seasons. :mad:

Originally Posted by New York Daily Times
The United States had finished rolling through last summer’s Olympic qualifying tournament, and Carmelo Anthony already was thinking about some missing teammates who needed to rejoin him in Beijing.

Dwyane Wade was a “no-brainer,” he said. Chris Bosh, too.

Chris Bosh?

Sure, he is an N.B.A. All-Star, averaging more than 22 points for the third season in a row. But he has made a minimal impact on the United States program over the last two years, and does not assume there is a spot guaranteed for him even if others do.
Originally Posted by New York Times
So is he really a sure thing?

“I don’t use the word lock, personally I don’t,” the USA Basketball managing director, Jerry Colangelo, said. “Because I think he’s an outstanding young player. He brings what he brings to the floor. He’s more of a perimeter player. He’s a scorer, he can rebound, but as we put our pieces together I say this, the people who have been with us in the program in ’06 and ’07 have equity in the deal.”

Bosh was a piece, though not a big one. He played only 13 ˝ minutes a game two years ago in Japan, where he was one of only two American players who did not start a game. He never got off the bench in one game, and played only 5 minutes in the Americans’ semifinal loss to Greece.

His best game, a 20-point, 10-rebound performance against winless Senegal, came after the Americans already had clinched first place in their group and Krzyzewski was trying to rest his top players before the knockout round.
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do you remember when Bryan spoke out about releasing Steve Nash for our national team? I would feel violated if he endorsed Bosh playing for the US team.
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