What it’s all about …

Those who are able to watch this video clip and then try to blame the Captain of the Toronto Raptors for the current state of affairs with this team simply indicate their own lack of basketball acumen and sophistication: 

Although this young man can definitely score the ball, in this League, he is not a Prime Time scorer, per se.

What he is, at 24 years of age, in his 5th NBA season, is wise beyond his years, and made of championship material.

1. Find him the right teammates to play beside … like Jose Calderon, for example;

2. Use him at his best position, which is CENTER;

3. Make him focus on his individual strengths, as a person and a player … which include his intelligence, his imagination, his curiousity, his sense of team, his Rebounding, his off-the-ball Defense, his Shot-blocking, his transition game, his quickness and his agility;

4. Help him to better understand his place within the history of the game, and where it is he fits today within the panoramic landscape of Big Men … like Russell, Reed, Cowens, Hayes, Walton, Sikma, Abdul-Jabbar, Moses, Parrish, Laimbeer, Olajuwon, Robinson and Duncan … each one an unique center-piece for a championship team;

and what you will end up with is an extended run in the upper echelon of the NBA … if you really do know what you’re doing, in terms of building a TOP NOTCH organization, from the gound floor up, in the world’s best professional basketball league.

Fail to heed these words, however … and, instead, ask/demand/expect of him to be something which he is not … and it will simply be Just Another Lost Opportunity for the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club.

Players like this … with this sort of ability, stability and strength of character … only come around every so often Where Amazing Happens!

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4 Responses to “What it’s all about …”

  1. The AltRaps Blog » Blog Archive » Toronto Raptors Linkage for December 19th from 11:57 to 14:16 Says:

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  2. Dan H Says:

    “If the fans are frustrated, how do you think I feel?”

    I am such a fan of Chris’.

    Hope he stays for the rest of his career (and the tall foreheads manage to give him a teammate or two…)!

  3. khandor Says:

    Dan H,

    He’s a very special young person in today’s society.

    While my appreciation for players like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O’Neal, etc., is considerable … it pales in comparison with my level of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for men Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Bill Bradley, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, etc.

    IMO, Chris Bosh fits in easily with the latter group.

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    Without playing for the right coach, however, in the right system and for the right organization [i.e. owner, GM, etc.], that can utilize his skills to maximum capacity … he will most likely suffer the same fate as so many other terrific players over theyears … at every level of competition … who never get the chance to develop fully the gifts they’ve been given, on and off the court.

    Won’t take away one iota from who he is as a person, but it will be a shame from an athletics perspective.

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    A simple line-up change would make all the difference in the world for this collection of players, and get them back on track … but the men who need to be changed here for Chris to find big-time success do not look as though they are going someplace else in a hurry.

  4. FLUXLAND Says:

    Really appreciate comment number 2, middle part. It changes my perspective of your “stubbornness” re: Bosh.

    And I will still contend his skill set in not on the level of the latter group, nor will it ever be. No worries, I know we disagree.

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