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  • karim_nasir
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    Not in the nba !

    Hassan wrote: View Post
    this is bad for us i think the raptors need to swallow there ego and just make a deal something is better then nothing
    Something is NOT better than nothing in the NBA, where you have a salary cap... taking bad contracts back is something... do you really want to take bad contracts that will handcuff out franchise for the next few years just so u can say you got something instead of nothing ??

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  • Sam
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    They should just renounce him

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  • Mess
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    I think the Raptors are perturbed because reading Bosh's tweets is currently the only form of communication they have with him, and it's all one way.

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  • bigmanshaq
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    I don't understand where this post is coming from.,the raptors are upset because Bosh twitter too much? it certainly doesn't seem like much on the grand scheme of things.
    I can see the raps being upset if he's tweeting during work hours, and if he's skipping work to tweet, but tweeting during his free-time ?
    In addition,
    Tweets are put out there for people to read, but we as readers do have the option of not reading them, it seems funny that the organization who keeps checking on Bosh's tweet would be upset that he's tweeting too much.
    Why don't Bosh just removed BC from his followers list so BC doesn't get overstimulated from his (Bosh) posting, THERE !, problem solved.

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  • Quixotic
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    Did we seriously compare Toronto to Seattle?

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  • Tim W.
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    smushmush wrote: View Post
    Wow. you are still in denial here about potentially losing the franchise after all the sucking.. I know you will point to the fans next year, being the 6th or so most profitable franchise in the NBA. that will all disappear when the team becomes the next Jays. the maple leaf fans sell-out of games is an anomaly.. Once, the league makes no profit from the franchise and it becomes the timberwolves, the fact that it is in Canada makes it easier for David Stern to move the franchise. And if you are still in denial, ask the Seattle fans that got their franchise moved to a small market team and they don't have an NBA team as a big market city.
    The team has made the playoffs twice in the last 8 years. It's not as if the Raptors have been a good team. The Raptors are always going to get fans and the franchise will always make money. Toronto, despite being in Canada, is one of the more desirable markets in North America. Comparing it to Seattle is silly. It's a major, major corporate centre, it's a direct pathway for the NBA to 30 million potential fans, and has one of the bigger direct markets in the league. The Raptors also have some of the more rabid and enthusiastic fans in the league. Losing the NBA in Canada would be a massive blow to the NBA.

    No other city that does not have an NBA team already, including Seattle, would be nearly as appealing as Toronto is. No city is even close to the size, or has access to the corporate money that Toronto does.

    Seattle was hijacked by the owners, yes, but it also was in a faceoff with the city council over a new arena. And Seattle will most likely have another franchise within 5 years, either by expansion or a team moving there. There are simply not that many viable markets in the US. Memphis and New Orleans have proven that. Hell, even Atlanta doesn't get fans even when the team does well and they're a very big market.

    Claims that the Raptors might move to the US are, quite frankly, based out of fear, pessimism and ignorance. The argument that they might move holds absolutely no merit whatsoever.

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  • Mess
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    The owners hijacked the Supersonics. MLSE won't get rid of their monopoly cash cow in Toronto.

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  • smushmush
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    Hassan wrote: View Post
    lol raptors are not even close to going out of toronto
    Wow. you are still in denial here about potentially losing the franchise after all the sucking.. I know you will point to the fans next year, being the 6th or so most profitable franchise in the NBA. that will all disappear when the team becomes the next Jays. the maple leaf fans sell-out of games is an anomaly.. Once, the league makes no profit from the franchise and it becomes the timberwolves, the fact that it is in Canada makes it easier for David Stern to move the franchise. And if you are still in denial, ask the Seattle fans that got their franchise moved to a small market team and they don't have an NBA team as a big market city.

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  • geebee
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    Realist wrote: View Post
    He's actually 26 now, which makes him look worse. 18-22 in the sports world is usually a "kid." Maybe 23-24 but that's starting to push it.
    Saying that he's not a kid in the "sports world" doesn't change biological fact. Professional athletes are groomed from a very young age to believe they're better than normal people. I don't think it's a stretch to say that professional athletes are actually LESS mature than most normal individuals, and if you're like me (40 yrs old) it isn't hard to look back and realize how bone-headed your behaviour was in your early 20s.

    I'm not trying to absolve Bosh of responsibility for his actions, but people get in the habit of looking up to these athletes and forgetting that most of them are basically spoiled college dropouts. He's got a lot of rich and powerful men kissing his feet, and he's let it go to his head. Yeah, sure, he's being a douche.

    But he's also simply acting his age.

    The only difference between him, DWade and LeBron is that people have been kissing THEIR feet for YEARS. This is the first time Bosh is really feeling like a superstar, so he's having trouble with it. This b.s. is old news for LeBron.

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  • Quixotic
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    Realist wrote: View Post
    He's actually 26 now, which makes him look worse. 18-22 in the sports world is usually a "kid." Maybe 23-24 but that's starting to push it.
    Although there's always going to be more mature people (e.g. Tim Duncan), how many of us have been perfectly professional in our mid-20s. If he was on the wrong side of 30, sure, but whether he's 25 or 26 (it's not like you instantly gain maturity on your birthday), he's just not one of the super mature ones.

    Also, one could probably argue that he wasn't even that professional (basketball-wise) toward the later years of his Raptors tenure, with his attempt at acting/comedy and his time spent on developing a side business (his web dev venture). Compare that to some of the greats who spent their time mostly analyzing their opponents on video. I'm not saying shame on him for doing all that stuff -- it's his life and he has the right to live it however he wants -- but it's not like he suddenly started showing his "kid" side (as rev20002 suggests).

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  • Tim W.
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    grindhouse wrote: View Post
    Pierce will make less money next year to help the team finically. I am not mad at bosh he will get his money but for this team going forward they need to what's best for the team. Possibly taking players they don't want in a sign and trade would not be good IMO.
    He didn't opt out of his contract to help the team financially, and him taking a little less isn't meant to help his team financially. It's because he's simply not worth what he would have made and wouldn't get that on the open market. Besides, him making slightly less doesn't help the Celtics financially other than in the sense they have to pay less money next year. They aren't going to now use that money to pay another player where they weren't before.

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  • Realist
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    rev20002 wrote: View Post
    He is 25. I don't think saying he's a kid justifies his behavior. He has acted like a gentleman in Toronto and to the Toronto people and now he is turning into a bit of a brat with his "waited 4 years for this" style tweets.
    He's actually 26 now, which makes him look worse. 18-22 in the sports world is usually a "kid." Maybe 23-24 but that's starting to push it.

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  • grindhouse
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    Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Paul Pierce did not opt ut of his contract in order to help his team win. Let's not deify everyone else because you're mad at Bosh. Pierce opted out of his contract in order to get as much money as he could while he could get it.
    Pierce will make less money next year to help the team finically. I am not mad at bosh he will get his money but for this team going forward they need to what's best for the team. Possibly taking players they don't want in a sign and trade would not be good IMO.
    Last edited by grindhouse; Sat Jul 3, 2010, 08:48 PM.

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  • rev20002
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    geebee wrote: View Post
    Whether the rumours are true (that Miami is turned off Bosh; that teams find his behaviour this week unappealling; that Toronto would rather let him walk than accept the S&T deals they have been offered) is something we will know soon enough.

    Personally, I simply believe that he's acting his age. He's a kid. He thinks in bold terms. He knows he has a brief career window so he's trying to maximize his income while he can. He may not understand that more mature people (managers, owners, etc.) would approach situations such as this with tact. He may not understand that by being bold now, he may be alienating people who could help him down the road.

    Kids don't think about these things. They think about the here and now. Here and now, Bosh wants to be in the headlines, and he's getting that. Time will tell if what he wants now will hurt him later.
    He is 25. I don't think saying he's a kid justifies his behavior. He has acted like a gentleman in Toronto and to the Toronto people and now he is turning into a bit of a brat with his "waited 4 years for this" style tweets.

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  • Pizzaman
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    Awesome how quickly everyone is finally realizing what a douchebag RuPaul really is. No question at all he was stat padding this year just waiting for this moment, and cost his TEAM a chance to compete and play in the post season because of it. He is and was a selfish, attention whore who padded his stats evry chance he got, even though it meant the team around him would not improve. He has never really cared about the other guys on his team and it has always shown during the games. He rarely ever talks about or to anyone else, but only ever talks about himself. I hope he ends up with the worst deal possible in a situation where he cannot win because he's the MAN, and that we shut him down every time we face that RuPaul pansy. BC should not do anything at all to help this dick, and only accept back pieces or a trade exception that will help the Raptors. If not he should make Bosh sign with someone else for the five year max deal, giving up the sixth year because by then he'll be a sack of shit anyway. If Bosh cannot score a deal he likes Raptors should offer him $10 million a year to ensure he goes.

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