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Thursday , May , 06 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Chris Bosh Hints at Leaving Raptors via Twitter…Again

Oh dear. Slowly but surely, Bosh is giving Toronto the kiss-off, and causing a minor Twitterquake in the process.

The Raptors’ all-star forward — at least, that’s his designation until July 1, when the NBA declares open season on players out of contract — changed his location from Toronto to “Everywhere” on his Twitter account, and removed a biography section that noted his status as Raptors captain. Meantime, his website was listed as down for maintenance on Tuesday morning.

As for that appearance courtside at the Staples Centre on Tuesday night, as the Lakers and Jazz met in an NBA playoff game, Bosh tweeted: “Sitting here watching the games wishing I was playing. I wonder if that MVP trophy is heavy?”

Could it be any plainer? Bosh is a technologically savvy fellow whose gift for self-promotion and attention-grabbing on the web has been as deliberate and well-orchestrated as his rise in basketball. Short of offering to wax Bryant’s Bentley with a balled-up Raptors jersey, it looks like a dead giveaway.

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Why Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors should miss the playoffs
Sunday , Apr , 11 , 2010 Oly Sandor

Why Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors should miss the playoffs

The Quick Hit: It’s not exactly a ‘Clash of the Titans’.

On Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors will square off at Air Canada Centre. Both teams are tied for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. And both teams are over-hyping the significance of this weekend’s tilt.


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Bon Jovi or Def Leppard and Andrea Bargnani’s miracle three or Flip Murray’s flip?
Monday , Apr , 05 , 2010 Oly Sandor

Bon Jovi or Def Leppard and Andrea Bargnani’s miracle three or Flip Murray’s flip?

To quote the 'great' Bon Jovi, Andrea Bargnani and ‘Flip’ Murray were ‘Livin' on a Prayer’.

Recently, the Toronto Raptors’ post and Chicago Bulls’ swing received a little help when their heaves were answered by a higher power –of some sort. Of course, the Raptors and Bobcats will take all the divine intervention they can get - even if it comes courtesy of a hair band years past their prime, if they ever had one - because both franchises are battling for the eighth and final playoff birth in the Eastern Conference.

 

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Hedo Turkoglu leaving Toronto Raptors for A Night at the Roxbury sequel?
Thursday , Apr , 01 , 2010 Oly Sandor

Hedo Turkoglu leaving Toronto Raptors for A Night at the Roxbury sequel?

He played hooky and got busted.

Last Friday, Toronto Raptors forward Hedo Turkoglu claimed he couldn't play in the second half of a game against the Denver Nuggets because of a stomach virus. Yet, hours later he was caught poppin' bubbly, buying shots, and getting his party-on at a trendy Toronto establishment.

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Monday , Mar , 29 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Bosh: Friendship with Wade Not a Factor

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were teammates on the USA's 2008 gold-medal Olympic team, and both are represented by Chicago-based agent Henry Thomas. But Bosh said the connections with Wade should not be overstated when it comes to potentially being teammates.

"I know Dwyane a little bit, not a lot," Bosh said. "We haven't spent that much time outside of USA Basketball. People always are going to look for some kind of connection. That's understandable. People are going to try to make things up. There is always going to be speculation. So I'll let everybody write their stories and keep going about my business."
 
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Tuesday , Mar , 16 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Triano Glad Chris Bosh Vented

Chris Bosh had his say Saturday night, questioning the entire Raptor team’s desire to win.

Head coach Jay Triano liked the idea that the things he and his coaches were feeling were actually being shared by the players.

“It’s the same thing we have been saying over and over,” Triano said of Bosh’s comments. “Players feel the frustration the same way the coaches do and that’s good. There are times we sit in there as coaches and wonder: ‘Do these guys care as much as we do?’ And they do. When he responds like that, it means that he does care. He’s trying to encourage other guys to get this thing turned around.”

Bosh isn’t the outspoken type, but Triano wasn’t surprised by his words.

“I don’t think you can say it’s not like him,” Triano said. “There have been times throughout his career where he has been frustrated.” 

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