On April 30, Chris Bosh posted a couple of questions to his Twitter account for his more than 100,000 followers to consider:
“Been wanting to ask. Where should I go next season and why?”
“Ok… Let me rephrase the question. Should I stay or should I go?”
Despite some responses that would imply Bosh doesn’t care what we think and this is merely an ego trip, Bosh does not tend to give the impression that he is built that way.
So if we assume sincerity, then these tweets are just the logical extension of Bosh’s exit interview comments at the ACC. Chris Bosh still hasn’t made up his mind what to do next season.
But when you ask a wide group of interested people for their comments on what many would consider a big and complex issue, you had better be prepared for wide-ranging answers. Including the one implying that your question is just playing with the hearts and minds of Raptors fans everywhere.
One has to hope that Bosh isn’t merely looking for the inevitable answers that will suggest it is simply time for him to move on because there are some who will truly believe that to be the case.
And using those answers as the excuse to support a decision will not make the fans who want Chris Bosh to stay any more understanding.
Bosh should know that he isn’t likely to find the answers to life’s complex questions in a 140 character responses on Twitter.
But Chris Bosh deserves a response nonetheless. The young man has been the Raptors star attraction since Vince Carter left five years ago and the team has succeeded or failed on his ability to carry them.
@chrisbosh If you’re willing to LEAD this team—Please stay. If not, help BC find the next leader in a S&T. Your choice. You can Lead!
At 26 years old, it is time for Chris Bosh to become the leader many have projected him to be for years now or admit that it is not in him and accept the second banana role.
If it’s the second banana role, at least take one last shot at being the second banana in Toronto before heading out. Try and convince the next future leader for the Raptors to come here.
Wade joining Bosh in Toronto is more likely to produce what both players want than a move in the other direction to a Heat team that has virtually no players left on it.
And if Wade isn’t moving, make the pitch for Colangelo to bring in a different player that will take the Raptors to the next level. Raptors fans would like to see their team strengthened coming into next season and so should the management and Bosh.
At least Chris Bosh should be making this pitch before accepting or demanding a role as trade bait for a Raptors future star player.
Besides, this may be Raptors fans last chance to send Bosh a message while he is still with the team. After seven long seasons, fans deserve the chance to have one last say and they shouldn’t pass this up.