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NBA Free Agent Rumors: Chris Bosh Wants To Be The "Man"

Sachin AroraCorrespondent IJune 20, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06:  Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors attends Game Two of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on June 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Chris Bosh is a free agent this offseason, along with many other superstars. No kidding. But Bosh has been the guy who is most likely to leave, according to the media, but that may not be the case.

In recent reports, Chris Bosh stated that he wants to be the number one option on the team he goes to this offseason.

"I'm not an addition. I'm a centerpiece," he said. "I have to have that confidence in myself, and I want people to know that, because I'm not somebody that helps out. I'm the guy you get like, 'Yo, we're going to win a championship, you're gonna take us there.'

"I want to hold onto that because I think every kid when they dream about playing basketball, they don't dream about being a role player. They dream about being the man. I have that position in Toronto and to give that up and go somewhere else to be an addition would kinda defeat the purpose of my dreams."

So, why would he go to LA, just to be another face in the crowd? Sure, he's hanging out there, it's a nice place, and why wouldn't he go watch the NBA finals?

New York is another option that Bosh has been fed by the media, but I do not see him going there. First of all, the Knicks are probably the worst team in the league right now Let's say they get LeBron (which won't happen), Bosh isn't going there because he wants to be the number one guy. And if he was the number one guy in New York, they would still be a pretty crappy team.

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Miami isn't out of the question, but it seems highly unlikely considering their supporting cast is worse than Toronto's, and if Wade stays, I don't see Bosh playing their either.

The Bulls are actually the most likely option on Bosh's "wish list" because right now their go to guy is Derrick Rose, a guy who would compliment Bosh very well. But considering the money that the Bulls have, I doubt they would settle for just Bosh. They are eying the bigger prize: LeBron James.

The final option is the Toronto Raptors, and why not? They have a good supporting cast, and just need a few changes to their team to make Bosh happy. He's the number one guy and he's happy in Toronto. So why wouldn't he stay. I can see the Raptors going for a guy like Joe Johnson or Rudy Gay to compliment Bosh and make the Raptors contenders, with Bosh leading the attack.

Don't count the Raptors out of the Bosh hunt, because they may as well be the leaders of the pack.