Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo is smart enough to know not to go the wacky font route for the dressing down of his former star player Chris Bosh. That route can't be topped. Instead, he just went straight for the jugular when explaining why the Raptors are, like, totally better off without him anyway.
In discussing the end of the season when Bosh sat out the final six games while the Raptors were fighting for a playoff spot, Colangelo stops short of accusing Bosh of quitting. At least outwardly...
“Despite limited swelling and any excessive damage on an MRI, he felt like he needed to sit for six more games ... I’m not even questioning Chris’ injury. I’m telling you he was cleared to play subject to tolerance on his part, and the tolerance just apparently wasn’t there and he chose not to play,” Colangelo said.
“Whether he was mentally checked out or just wasn’t quite into it down the stretch, he wasn’t the same guy. I think everybody saw that, but no one wanted to acknowledge it.”
Colangelo drives the dagger in a little deeper later on, saying Bosh isn't the kind of player a team can build around, albeit in a carefully-worded way.
“No matter what type of player we brought in, it didn’t seem to have the right mix with him as that centrepiece.”
Sour grapes? Sure. But in a way Colangelo also seems to be blaming himself, even if he doesn't realize he's doing it. Bryan better have gotten this out of his system so he can start rectifying the situation. He's got to go find another star replacement that Raptors fans will inevitable hate when he leaves five years from now.