Raptor Failures a Reflection on Chris Bosh?
Bosh tells the Toronto Star that despite he being the unquestioned leader of the team, the ugly win/loss record is absolutely not a reflection on him in any way: “But note Bosh’s answer when he was asked on Monday if yet another failed season would be a reflection on him. ‘No. What else do you want me to do?” he said. “Do you want me to score 30, 40 points a game? Twenty blocks a game? That’s not my game. That’s not what I do. I try to get these guys going, and that’s pretty much it. I’m not weak-minded by any means. I know that we’re going to be good this year. I think we have time to turn it around. That’s the plain fact.’ He didn’t sound convinced the resurgence was imminent, not with Atlanta and Oklahoma City next on the schedule. And he added: ‘You can’t put the emphasis on one person … it’s a team sport.’ The problem is, an annual average salary of about $21 million (U.S.) – which is what Bosh has said he expects when he opts out of his contract this summer – is some serious emphasis, and Bosh is fine with that. He just isn’t into having his name attached to his team’s win-loss record, which is, you know, completely out of his hands.”