Is Chris Bosh About To Fall Flat?

I am the first to admit that I don’t know jack about basketball. I rely on DL to keep you informed on the x’s and o’s and all you need to know about transactions etc. Here is what I do know, when a guy spends his entire off-season promoting him, the stage is set for a BIG fall…All the evidence is pointing to a guy who is all about him and not so much about his team or his basketball career.

Seriously, consider what we have seen or heard from Bosh this off season, has ANY of it been related to the upcoming on-court season? Not one word. Instead what do we get, twitter followers, dvd’s, music and Iphone applications. This has been the summer about me for Chris Bosh.

“Teaming up with Warner to produce my very own CD and DVD, as well as being the first athlete with their very own iPhone and iPod Touch
application, are just two more ways for fans to get to know me off the court,” Bosh said in the release. “Entertaining my fans through the use of technology allows me to continue to try and pioneer the digital space for athletes across the world.”

Call me crazy, but I could give a rats ass about the Chris Bosh off the court. Most athletes don’t want any of us to know them “away from the court”- they strive to have some semblance of a private life. Not our Chris…. Hey, can’t you wait for the Chris Bosh reality show? Don’t you want to see him replace Matt Dunigan on the food network? Oh wait, who is that bagging groceries at Loblaws??? Chris very own CD???? ummmmm, i don’t know, call me crazy, YOUR A BASKETBALL PLAYER….The funny thing is he could be a very very very good basketball player. Chris, I have a great name for your 2nd CD- ‘Jack Of All Trades…..”

Here’s the funny thing. I want him to stay a Raptor. I think he is the real deal on the court. The problem is, I don’t buy for one second that he takes his basketball career seriously. I don’t believe he has spent every waking second in the gym or watching film this off season. Instead he has been working on Chris Bosh the brand. That is all his prerogative. It’s his life and he can do what ever he wants. It says here that the best players live their lives in their sport. Wayne Gretzky played hockey. Kareem, Magic and Bird played basketball- only Chacin had a cologne- and look where that got him. In my book you do the shit that Bosh is doing AFTER you win the league championship and MVP. Winners dedicate their careers to those goals. After they have completed those they can work on their brand. What would you prefer to be know as Chris, the first athlete with a Iphone app or a championship winner and league mvp????? Your actions this summer are speaking volumes of your goals, your work ethic and most of all your priorities.

Mike Toth was talking about professional athletes lack of perspective on the Bullpen this morning. Toth mentioned Dany Heatley, who wants to be traded because his ice time has become reduced by 60 seconds and he is on the 2nd team powerplay as opposed to the first (hey, Toth said it not me). What would Daniel Snyder or his parents have to say about Heatley right now Toth asked. Throw Bosh into the same group. Here is a guy who could have the league eating out of his hand and what’s he doing, working out 24/7??? Nope, CD’s, DVD and Iphone app’s.

The stage is set for a monumental flop- a fall from grace of epic proportions. The guy won’t know what he has until it is gone. We have seen this movie before and it ends the same way 9 times out of 8.

TSM

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