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McGrady booed in Toronto

Mar 6, 2010, 10:03 AM EDT

mcGrady.jpgApparently, they have the Internet up in Canada. Who knew?

On Friday morning , Tracy McGrady talked about why he took the first chance he got to bolt out of Toronto a decade ago and why Chris Bosh may want to do the same this summer. Comments that were widely circulated on the Web.

“He’s been here for quite some time now,” McGrady said. “He personally has been successful. The team really hasn’t done that much. Maybe he wants to start off fresh with another franchise. Or maybe he’s doing it for tax reasons.

“I’m not speaking (for) Chris Bosh. I’m just saying, the individual that wants to move on . . . there are different reasons why a guy wouldn’t want to play (in Toronto).”

Friday night, McGrady was lustily booed by the Raptor fans when he had the ball. McGrady responded with a pedestrian 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting in the Knicks loss.

Bosh has been smart, not talking about the rumors he may decide to leave Toronto. That didn’t stop the New York media from speculating on why Bosh might want to leave a pretty mediocre roster in Toronto for a downright bad one in New York.

Bosh may be the most likely of the big three free agents this summer to move on, but the question is would he leave $30 million on the table? The Raptors have his Bird rights, they can offer one more year (six instead of five) and higher raises in the deal. All totaled, it’s about $30 million.

Toronto could do a sign and trade, but the Knicks and their depleted roster may not be the best partners for that.

  1. Stu Jackson - Mar 6, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Bosh might want to leave a pretty mediocre roster in Toronto for a downright bad one in New York.
    I didn’t know 5th place was mediocre

  2. hotshot - Mar 6, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Stop parroting other uninformed news media that are saying: “Bosh may be the most likely of the big three free agents this summer to move on”.
    Without valid evidance or proof, this shows how amateurish this blog really is.

  3. sir charles - Mar 6, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    how are the raps mediocre? They are in 5th spot and beaten the likes of the mavs, cavs, magic, spurs, and lakers

  4. Gman - Mar 6, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Apparently they have a**holes posing as credible journalists in the United States, who knew?
    And Bosh HAS been hinting what he’ll do…not that you’d notice or give any credence to it if you had.
    “I think there’s going to be a shift anyway because there’s a lot of free agents in 2010. But the main guys that everybody talks about, I think it’s a very strong possibility. When it comes down to it, that’s where you’re comfortable, that’s where you’re from. Well, technically. It’s where you started your career. It’s always a very important thing.”
    He was also asked about Wade whispering to him about him going to Miami…and Bosh’s response was that Wade had, and he’d also whispered to Wade about coming to Toronto.
    The only people who think he’s leaving are the semi-informed such as yourself who know that if they write the occasional ethnocentric anti-Canadian piece that you’ll get the hits your sad ego so desperately craves.
    Glad I could help…

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