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Toronto Raptors Fans Have Told Chris Bosh What To Do

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04:  Chris Bosh (R) attends a game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on May 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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Stephen BrotherstonAnalyst IMay 6, 2010

Bosh's self-created Twittergate has made quite the stir amongst Raptors fans. 

Inferring that he doesn't know what to do and asking his 100,000 twitter followers to give 140 character answers to the Raptors biggest off-season question ever has created more buzz than just about anything else the five time All-Star could have done in the pre-Free Agency period.

And from the articles, posts, and media commentary, it should be clear that Toronto Raptors fans are not speaking with one voice on this issue.

But should anyone really be surprised? 

In the Raptors final home game of the season, fans were handed signs that read, "We Want More CB4". Many of which never made it into the stands! And when the in-game announcers tried to start-up a chant from the crowd during the game, the chant fizzled.

In just three days, 344 respondents to a B/R poll, Have You told Chris Bosh What To Do?

  • Yes - Stay

    27.9 percent
  • Yes - Go

    50.3 percent
  • No

    21.8 percent

Over half of the respondents told Bosh to GO.

And the poll seems to reflect the messages being sent to the Raptors All-Star. Many Raptors fans are ready to start over after seven unsuccessful seasons with Chris Bosh.

It seems Chris Bosh has got the message. His twitter site http://twitter.com/chrisbosh now says he is located "Everywhere" and his personal webpage is down.

There are also a few other changes to the information on Bosh's twitter page but any doubts about Bosh being "On-the-Market" should be (un)officially dispelled.

But if one wants to be positive, Chris Bosh still has not said that he won't be returning to Toronto however it should be apparent that Toronto is at best now just one of his many options.

And webpages go down all the time for a variety of reasons.

Before anyone reads too much into the poll or the comments they may have read, it should be remembered that Chris Bosh was a 22 and 10 player for the Raptors over the past five seasons and players with that kind of production are rare.

Plus it is very hard to lay all of the Raptors less than successful seasons at the feet of the team's All-Star.

Despite the untimely injuries, the ominous leg brace, and missing the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, there should be no doubt that Chris Bosh would be welcomed back to the Raptors next season with thunderous applause.

But with the lack of any real news on the Chris Bosh front, we are left with speculation about each of Bosh's cyberspace moves. At least he has provided us with something to talk about.

 

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