Bosh Not Ready To Commit To Team USA
Old 10-11-2009, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Raptors forward Chris Bosh isn't ready to fully commit to playing for Team USA just yet.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who like Bosh can hit the free agent market next summer, have expressed trepidation as well.

"I don't know, with the possibility of becoming a free agent next year," Bosh told FanHouse. "It's a whole bunch of things that haven't been addressed yet. ... It was fun playing in the Olympics, but it's going to take some time, though. I'm sure I'll be better able to assess the situation after the season. ... But I'm definitely considering it."

Bosh added that his contract situation is the only thing standing in his way from fully committing.

"For the national team, (contracts are) always an issue going into competition," he said. "I know Jose (Calderon, the Raptors point guard in the summer of 2008) didn't even start practicing with the (Spanish) national team until he signed his contract. It's all about priorities and USA Basketball is right up there. But I've got to have a job."
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no one plays internationally without a contract signed. one injury and you may give up millions. in bosh's case, tens of millions. this should come as no surprise to anyone.
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There might be a silver lining here if he doesn't sign his contract till the last minute. We really don't need him to be playing for the Olympic team anyways. Funny how they all pine and wine to play for their National teams when they're signed and when they're not you don't hear a peep about wanting to. Delfino also did the same thing this summer because he hadn't signed his NBA contract yet.
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