As the Raptors continue to flounder, Chris Bosh continues to show his frustration. Here's what he told the Toronto Star's Doug Smith after last night's blowout loss to the Jazz.â†µ
“I can’t instill it in guys. You have to have it on your own; as much as I would like to, as much as I would like to do everything, you can’t do everything."â†µ
If that doesn't sound like Bosh has a defeatist attitude, I don't know what does. But who can blame Bosh at this point? He sees the writing on the wall: this season will end the same way the previous six did.â†µ
Sound familiar? The symmetry between Bosh's plight and Kevin Garnett's on the Timberwolves is obvious, right down to the fact that both players didn't make it out of the first round in their first seven years with the team. Both players are supremely talented power forwards who need help. Both players had GMs who overpaid marginal players that didn't fit with their skills. Both players got to the point where they got tired of trying to lift up their mediocre teammates.â†µ
Still not convinced? Allow Zach Harper, writing on Raptors Republic, to spell it out for you. Go check it out and get back to me if you're still dubious.â†µ
The question now is, which team can lift up Bosh like the Celtics lifted up KG?