Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 at 9:47 am  |  8 responses

Chris Bosh, American Swagger

Expectations are high for the new Team America, and Chris Bosh is not shying away from them in any way.

By Sam Rubenstein

In response to my post titled “The Fab 15″, commenter Drew responded:

bosh is going to be important to the success of the US’s front line.
He’s egoless enough to do the dirty work by rebounding, defending the best front court player and pop a decent J too.
Glad he’s staying here in Canada for a few more years.

raptor faceWell Drew, it looks like the best Raptor alive agrees with you. Chris Bosh says he wants to restore U.S. basketball to a dominant level. Some quotes include:

“Not one win, but win in a dominant fashion.”


“We are going to put aside the stereotype of NBA players.”

I like that it’s the USA player on a Canadian NBA team that’s the one coming out strong. Go get ‘em Chris! I want to see 40 point blowouts. My Team USA baseball hat from the World Baseball Classic is collecting dust somewhere. If I could figure out how to make my fake fireplace* work, I would throw it in there.

USA! USA! USA! Let’s do this, Bosh.

*Yes, I have a fake fireplace in my apartment. I have lived there for two years and have never turned it on. Why? Because somehow, somebody dropped a $20 bill into a small crack behind it and I have to figure out how to get it out of there before setting it on fire. Money is money. Even though it probably costs $20 in gas bills just to turn the fireplace on.

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  • http://benchrenaldo.blogspot.com mutoni

    you’re a strange, strange dude, Sam. And I mean that in the nicest way possible.

  • Thomas Jackson

    Great name for the new Team USA…
    The REDEEM Team

  • Waxtron

    My sister has a fake fireplace also & we’ve so far been unable to find the thing to turn it on.

  • http://www.winstonandthetelescreen.com winston and the telescreen

    i’m down with ‘the redeem team’
    you totally totally tricked me into thinking springsteen
    i’d rather read ice-T than springsteen any day
    so I guess I forgive you

  • Chris

    Wasn’t the last Olympic team the Redeem Team. They were supposed to redeem the horrible effort Team USA gave in the last world Championship, and we all know how that turned out. It would be nice to see the US win in an international team sport competition. We got sent home early in the World Baseball Classic, and the World Cup (obviously), so all we left is basketball (since we’re the only country in the world that plays football). Thank God for Tiger Woods and his dominance of Golf.

  • Will

    I got another idea for the team name
    “Counter Strike”

  • Tunez

    Chris Bosh is the epitomy of what Coach K and his staff are trying to instill in this team. Chris Bosh is passionate about the game, has never complained about anything and does what he is asked. I wouldn’t trade this kid for anyone right now.

  • Drew

    Thanks for the quote Sam.

    Now if only he’d become a Canadian citizen :-)