Friday , Dec , 12 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

TJ Ford: I Wasn’t the Main Problem in Toronto

The Raptors "are definitely not achieving what everybody expected," and their record suggests he wasn’t the "only problem." "I wasn’t the guy that was — how can I say this? — I just wasn’t the main problem that everyone thought I was. I don’t think it was just one party, the way that it was made out to be. It was more than one person, and I just think I got credit for all the blame — of so-called messing things up or not being happy or wanting to be traded."

The Raptors "didn’t have the same bond or chemistry [last year] … for some strange reason." Moreover, Ford said: "I don’t think everybody took ownership of why we weren’t being successful and why we weren’t playing at the highest level as a team."