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Old 02-23-2009, 07:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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You never hear Lebron or Wade say that either. Dirk is 30, and he has played with the Mavericks his whole career, so he feels comfortable there.
Not to mention Dirk is buddies with Cuban so it really is a bad example.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:40 PM   #22 (permalink)
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lebron and dwade can write their own ticket in 2010.if we give Bosh a max contract like wade n lebron will get we'll be signing a franchise death certificate.........bosh aint even close to being a kobe,wade or lebron or a paul or a superman or even a deron and Bosh aint a nowitzki either.....but Bosh is non committal?...bye bye botch.
Maybe he is being non-committal because he himself doesn't know yet. If he comes out and says he wants to stay, he will put himself in a bind. He is just doing what any smart person would do, look at the options. If this team doesn't improve how can anyone blame Bosh for leaving.
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YouTube - Chris W Bosh - Send Me To New Orleans All Star Game 2008
I think him going to all-star game that year had more to do with him averaging 22 and 10, then that video.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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who cares.ive played sports and im old school.id want to play my entire career for the team that invested in me and drafted me.i would take a pay cut to ensure i had players with me like the new england patriot players regularily do.......im not into holding fans hostage like tmac did to us......bosh aint worth max and him not coming out and saying,"through thick n thin i want to be a rap 4 lyfe" is telling.
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Maybe he is being non-committal because he himself doesn't know yet. If he comes out and says he wants to stay, he will put himself in a bind. He is just doing what any smart person would do, look at the options. If this team doesn't improve how can anyone blame Bosh for leaving.
wow.i guess when times are hard i should bail on my wife and kids then.
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Oh, well. As long as he is either traded this offseason or else a sign and trade next, I really wont care
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wow.i guess when times are hard i should bail on my wife and kids then.
do you equate your employer and your family?
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:12 PM   #28 (permalink)
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wow.i guess when times are hard i should bail on my wife and kids then.
Keep reaching man, what this has to do with you leaving your employer?
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wow.i guess when times are hard i should bail on my wife and kids then.
What? How can you even compare the two? That's just silly.
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How long are we supposed to go through the exercise of figuring out Bosh's thought processes as mediated by people who are no more qualified at such things as a pet communicator? It all comes down to winning no matter how anyone slices it. So we have to wait to see how the games play out don't we? I mean does nobody give a fuck about actual basketball games anymore? I know - I know - how can we when we are compelled to consider what a dumb jock might think 18 months from now? I understand.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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anybody who thinks Bosh will leave, take yourself through this exercise:

A recruiter comes to you and asks you to move to a different job. You will be making 20% less over the next 6 years, work the same hours, but you might get more recognition for your work and a shorter commute.

I know I would refuse this offer without thinking too much about it ...
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anybody who thinks Bosh will leave, take yourself through this exercise:

A recruiter comes to you and asks you to move to a different job. You will be making 20% less over the next 6 years, work the same hours, but you might get more recognition for your work and a shorter commute.

I know I would refuse this offer without thinking too much about it ...
Exactly, I think the odds still are that Bosh will still sign with the Raps. He can get the most money here, if anything he can ask for a trade, if things don't work out.
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anybody who thinks Bosh will leave, take yourself through this exercise:

A recruiter comes to you and asks you to move to a different job. You will be making 20% less over the next 6 years, work the same hours, but you might get more recognition for your work and a shorter commute.

I know I would refuse this offer without thinking too much about it ...
What if you hated your employer and co-workers, thought they were a bunch of losers and were so wealthy that the 20% pay cut amounted to next to nothing?
What if your present employer was a long way from home?
What if the move could improve the quality of your life and make you more successful in your field?

When the money's that big to begin with it raises a whole different set of questions.
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What if you hated your employer and co-workers, thought they were a bunch of losers and were so wealthy that the 20% pay cut amounted to next to nothing?
What if your present employer was a long way from home?
What if the move could improve the quality of your life and make you more successful in your field?

When the money's that big to begin with it raises a whole different set of questions.
I don't think Bosh has ever indicated that he has problems with his teammates or the ownership.
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Basically he is going to have to go against what his agent proposes, most likely, if he doesn't stay.
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I didn't indicate he did. I was only providing examples of reasons to consider moving based on MM's scenario.
If the team keeps losing the relationship could sour pretty quickly.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:23 PM   #38 (permalink)
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When I first heard S.A. Smith rumor that Bosh has told Colangelo he will not re-sign with the team I immediately discarded it. The source didn't seem to be credible plus Mr. Smith with all due respect doesn't carry himself in a way that lends much credibility to his views, from his attention seaking style of analysis to his manute Bol comments last play offs.

That said when a second analyst from ESPN came forward to confirm the story (I forgot who he was) I started to lean towards believing him. Add to that Jalen Rose having repeatedly said the same thing, then when we played the Celtics at home, KG said that CB has to make up his mind about staying here. So how did Jalen and S.A. Smith and the other ESPN writer and KG come to same conclusion or is this a major conspiracy concocted by analysts on ESPN and players as well to get CB out of Toronto!!!

Moreover, at the begining of the season before you even were dealt our first loss CB had complained about the publicity or lack there of in the US market when you play for Toronto.

I don't know exactly what went on between BC, Bosh and his agent but what I can deduce with a certain level of confidence is that CB must have said something towards that end. There are just too many people reporting the same thing, where there is smoke there is fire. Moreover, in one recent interview of BC on the Fan 590 he was asked about the issue of trade rumors regarding Bosh, he did deny all the rumors however, I got the feeling his answers were meant to prepare the public for the idea that Bosh may leave and we can get something good for him in return.

Frankly, I believe in the Toronto Raptors and whomever is wearing the Raptors jersey. Bosh is a heck of a player if he stays that is great if he leaves we will move on. There is a never ending amount of talent that comes through the draft from Chris Paul, Mayo to Rose to Al-Horford to Gay, to Roy and others. Just like the song goes we will survive, we survived after Carter left and we'll survive and thrive if CB decides to leave.

The sad part to me in all of this is that as an organization we have to go through the same situation with CB just like what we went through with Carter it seems like we never learned from our mistakes. I say this and I do put some of the blame on BC as well but MLSE is to shoulder a portion too (I won't go into that now).

Lastly, and despite all the recent negativity and criticism of BC (who has his flaws) I think is still one of the very few capable GMs in the business. If Bosh decides to leave I'm more than comfortable having an experienced GM at the top to guard our interest and net us some valuable assets in return (unlike the debacle that was called the VC trade).

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^^^^^ Also, didn't Dwight Howard say that he and Bosh have discussed playing together possibly in 2010?
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^^^^^ Also, didn't Dwight Howard say that he and Bosh have discussed playing together possibly in 2010?
Yes. He said they realized it would be hard to do financially (basically impossible for Orlando unless they really revamp their roster), but that they had talked about how nice it would be to play together.

I think Bosh's mind is definitely focused on what OTHER opportunities exist. I don't think he's necessarily against the Raps, but sees something else on other teams.
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