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Chris Bosh tells Toronto fans: 'bring it on'

Posted on: February 15, 2011 9:57 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2011 12:04 am
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is set to make his return to Toronto and he has a message for Raptors fans. Posted by Ben Golliver. chris-bosh-face

On Wednesday night, the Miami Heat are set to make their first appearance in Toronto since former Raptors Chris Bosh joined Miami last summer. While Bosh's return to Toronto won't draw the same headlines as Heat forward LeBron James' return to Cleveland, he still figures to get a frosty reception from angry, spurned Raptors fans. 

The Palm Beach Post reports that Bosh is looking forward to getting it over with, but he does have a straightforward message for fans in Toronto.
"I’m as ready as I’ll ever be,” Bosh said. “So bring it on.” 
Bosh's "bring it on" attitude would seem to be a tad inflammatory out of context, but Bosh has been totally consistent in keeping his comments about his former franchise above-board and he's smart enough to realize he's going to get booed no matter what. (Also, the Heat are fairly used to road hate by this point.) As such, this feels more like "I know it's coming so let's get it over with" take from Bosh rather than a "you minions can't faze me because I'm so great."

All in all, Bosh sounds at peace with his decision to team up with James and Dwyane Wade, telling the Post that he is free of regrets.
“I don’t regret anything because, at the end of the day, I’ve never said anything bad about the city or the organization, and I’ve never felt bad about it,” Bosh said. “Sometimes there’s no good way to separate or move on, but you just have to put the past behind you.”
One thing is for sure: Bosh need not regret his decision given how things have played out on the court. As of Tuesday night, the Heat are 39-15, tops in the Southeast Division, while the Raptors are in the Atlantic Division's basement with a record of 15-40.

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:37 am

Chris Bosh tells Toronto fans: 'bring it on'

Thats a funny pic. Looks like he's getting a prostate exam.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 12:14 am

Chris Bosh tells Toronto fans: 'bring it on'

As a Craptor fan myself I would cheer the guy during introductions and then only boo him the way I boo every other opposing player during the game. I'm as jilted as everyone else but I don't think he deserves the hate. Unlike Stoudamire, McGrady, Carter - at least he gave us 7 years of solid effort, and didn't just whine his way out of town. It was his right to leave as a free agent and he didn't owe us anything, so it is what it is and life goes on...

Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:33 pm

Chris Bosh tells Toronto fans: 'bring it on'

As a long suffering Toronto Craptors fan I have been down this road already with Damon Stoudamire, Vince Carter, Tracey McGrady and now Bosh. The fans will boo Bosh everytime he touches the ball. Guess what the Craptors will lose (what the heck is the Craptors record against the players I mentioned?). Fans need to start booing crappy MLSE management and their ridiculous ticket prices (doubled the price of tickets for Heat games).  The one thing I hate about guys like Bosh, LBJ and Melo they give you the song and dance about there is a good chance that they will re-sign but we all know what happens...they leave.

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:23 pm

Chris Bosh tells Toronto fans: 'bring it on'

Chris Bosh is just jealous that he's not getting the press time that Lebron James is getting.. Nobody cares that you left the Toronto Raptors you idiot..  you are at best a number 3 player on the team you are on now and are riding the coat tails to for a ring because like Lebron you can't do being the main guy on your team...

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