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“Here’s the thing with LeBron, Wade or Bosh rumors right now. Good sources are differing on virtually everything you hear. One trusted source will say one thing. Another source will contradict it. Sometimes same source will contradict in the same day. So it’s tough. Here’s what I think we know. LeBron and Bosh would like to play together. Wade and Bosh would like to play together. LeBron, ideally would prefer to head back to Cleveland if they can put a winner on the floor. Adding Bosh would be a big step in the right direction. Bosh, however, prefers to land in either Miami, Chicago or NJ. Wade looks like he’s down to either Miami or Chicago. What no one can agree on is this: Do Wade and LBJ want to play together? I’ve heard credible sources contradict each other on this. I don’t know. If all three want to play together … Miami is the only place where that can realistically happen without the players taking massive paycuts.” [Chad Ford]
“I’m not saying that Bosh isn’t a great player. He’s an absolute force offensively. He can score efficiently from multiple spots on the floor. He can play pick-and-roll or pick-and-pop. He’s a quality rebounder. I even think he can become a plus defender if he has the right center behind him, like Rashard Lewis did when he came to the Magic. He’s a fantastic player, and the best thing about him is that he’d only be more effective on a good team.
However, it may behoove us to take a look at Bosh’s NBA career to date. He was drafted in 2003, just like LeBron was. He has won a total of three playoff games in seven seasons. He has not played a playoff game since 2008. He has been named to the All-NBA second team once. He has fewer player of the month awards than LeBron has MVPs. He was the starting power forward for the worst defensive team in basketball last season.” [Cavs the Blog]
Apparently, Ohio State is to blame for the George Bush election in 2004. [’64 and Counting]
“Before I get to the Chris Bosh reports that everybody knows about by now, I gotta just say that I think Chris Bosh is the most over-rated player in all of basketball. Look he’s good, I get it, a 20-10 guy to be sure, but how much of a “superstar” could the guy really be if he couldn’t manage to get his team into the playoffs – in the Eastern Conference of all places – in either of the last two seasons. The Milwaukee Bucks were in the playoffs this past season. The Detroit Pistons were in the playoffs two years ago. Wade had less around him in Miami than Bosh did in Toronto and he led the Heat to a 5-seed. In the last two seasons Bosh’s Raptors have a combined record of 73-91, and in his time as a Raptor he lead his organization to 3 playoff wins – total – never getting out of the first round.” [Stepien Rules]
And finally…. “The media no longer has any of the power. Instead of beating national and fellow beat writers to the news, they’re trying to get to it before the players involved announce it. Posses and camps and that one cousin with the lazy eye who needed to work for his night club loan are shaping how the information, business model and player image is being distributed. Agents have no power. Reporters have no true leads. And front offices are left wondering if the research firm they hired put together a good enough presentation and if the Photoshop’d photo of the free agent in their jersey was sharp enough.” [Hardwood Paroxysm]