Why Is Chris Bosh The One Who Has To Leave This Summer?

Sachin AroraCorrespondent IMay 31, 2010

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 02:  Marvin Williams #24 of the Atlanta Hawks defends the basket against Chris Bosh #4 of the Toronto Raptors at Philips Arena on December 2, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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This summer, there are a ton of good free agents. No kidding. They include Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, and many more. Most people, sports analysts, commentators, you name it, have already made the decision for Chris Bosh.

They have said he's bolting out of Toronto, no questions asked. But what people don't really understand is that Bosh likes it here in Toronto. It's not easy to just leave the team that supported you and helped you your whole career. Bosh loves Toronto, and Toronto loves Bosh.

What Chris Bosh will realize is that there aren't many teams willing to build around a power forward, but the Raptors are one of them. Bosh wants to be the number one option on a team, meaning he probably won't be teaming up with Dwyane Wade or LeBron James. So why not Toronto? Bryan Colangleo has always been an aggressive GM trying to make the team better and Bosh will realize that the Raptors aren't happy as a losing team.

Who's to say that the Raptors don't get another all-star and Bosh stays? The only thing that Bosh cares about is winning, and if Bryan Colangelo plays his cards right, he could convince Chris Bosh to remain a Toronto Raptor.

Hedo Turkoglu recently complained that he wanted to leave the Raptors, which I think is a blessing in disguise. Bryan Colangelo would have never even considered trading the underachieving Turk if it weren't for him ranting to the Turkish media. Now, he looks to be on his way out of Toronto, and the Raptors might get somebody in return to help Bosh.

Don't get me wrong, it's a possibility that Chris Bosh leaves, but Bosh staying isn't out of the question either. All I'm saying is stop with the Bosh is gone nonsense, and wait until he makes his decision, before making it for him.

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