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If there's such a thing as Twitter torture, Chris Bosh is doing it to Raptors fans

May 5, 2010, 10:51 PM EDT

Seriously, Chris, they bought your jerseys and everything.

A day after Raptors’ star free agent Chris Bosh showed up at Staples for a Lakers playoff game, and less than a week after asking people via Twitter where he should go and then if he should “go,” Bosh is at it again, making headlines and knifing the hearts of Raptors fans.

Chris Young of the Toronto Star reported it first, Bosh changed the details of his Twitter page today, moving the location from Toronto to “Everywhere” and removed references to him being the Raptors’ captain from his account.

Damn, son.

So now Bosh has publicly opened the door to everyone on his decision, forcing Raptors to watch him elect not to return, has showed up at a Lakers game clearly reveling in the attention, and is now removing references to his team from his social media account. It’s not a slap in the face, but it’s not a firm hug, either.

It’s pretty evident from Bosh’s rather public requests for affection that he’s looking to greener pastures. The hype that’s progressively grown about Bosh as the best available free agent on the market has gone nuclear since Dwyane Wade’s public comments about him likely returning to Miami. And that hype may have gone to his head, as his behavior lately has seemingly been geared specifically to garner more attention.

To some degree the Twitter changes are normal. He’s technically no longer going to be a Raptor during his free agency, and therefore, not a captain, and besides, captains are decided yearly.

But it’s the cumulative nature of the acts that leads you to believe he’s having fun with the attention, and loving the power he wields this summer, especially if options 1A and 1B (LeBron James and Dwyane Wade) opt to stay home. But it would be nice if he were to recognize that there are people who have loved him since he came to Toronto that are dying watching him laugh at the burning ashes of his time with them.

  1. nunya - May 5, 2010 at 11:52 PM

    There are also a lot of people in Toronto who are sick of his self-promotion and understand that great players get attention by winning and leading their teams, not by twitter and stupid youtube videos (and even more embarrassing DVDs of themselves).
    There are a lot of people who are only worried that Colangelo will blow the sign and trade and bring back crap, the outside media is blowing his leaving way out of proportion. Seven years of losing is more than enough….

  2. MattC - May 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    Hmm, just another narcissistic athlete thinking he’s the center of the universe. God I hope LeBron doesn’t make me disdain him this summer like Toronto fans must disdain Bosh right now.
    Aside from that, I think Bosh is a GREAT player – but I do think he’s a tad bit overrated. I can’t see him being THE guy on any team. Now, pair with him another superstar and now you’re talking. He could certainly be the Amare to Wade’s Steve Nash.

  3. James - May 6, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    I for one am going to miss Chris Bosh if he leaves. With all the talk about him leaving the Raptors after 7 years of loyal service I fear the lost of our captain, leader and face of the Franchise. Ever since he joined the team I watched in anticipation knowing the shots that weren’t dropping would someday start falling and he would be one of the best.
    Now that he is the most dominant Power Forward in the league it breaks my heart to hear all the rumours knowing how much I’ve invested in the only true superstar to embrase our Countries team.

  4. Michelle - May 6, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Hey Bosh (maybe you’ll read this because it is NBC, after all),
    For 7 years I sat at ACC in the nosebleeds cheering you on, through the ups and downs, injuries, wins and losses, always a fan. Is this all you have to say to to us, the thousands who believed you were better than this, better than “Tweet you, Toronto!”? Sad, what a poor judge of character I seemed to have been… Don’t slam the door on your way out!

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