Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Chris Bosh Fiasco

Another low point of the Raptors season, the franchise player is being accused of leaving his then pregnant girlfriend of 7 months, kicking her out (he must be still mad from that Cavs game at the ACC when she egged LeBron to take over the game) and not paying any child support while apparently promising to be there for her and his kid. I have no idea what the truth is, so I can't really say anything until the facts arrive, except that I will admit I'll give Bosh the benefit of the doubt and feel that he's being made to look way worse than the situation actually is. For all the fame that Bosh has sought (and there's nothing wrong with that), this is not only a devastating hit, but at the same time, as the saying goes, "there's no such thing as bad publicity" right?

Speaking of which, I don't know why people are shitting on Bosh for trying to build his public persona and become a celebrity. I understand its frustrating seeing as how disastrous the Raptors season is going, but as long as he's playing his game well on the court and giving it his all, there's no miscarriage of justice with him chasing his off-court dreams. There's only two sides to this view - and you either are totally okay with it or against it. It seems most fans are outraged about his video-making, iPhone App developing practices, but I'm totally for it. Chris Bosh doesn't owe us anything other than playing the game of basketball to the best of his abilities on the court. As mad as I get about him not attacking the rim and driving this season, I feel bad for him with regards to this 'deadbeat dad' situation. This is the insult to injury for him in an already dismal year. Yes, it was a joke when he claimed in the beginning of the season he wants to be MVP, and yes he hasn't brought the defensive intensity he played with in the Olympics, you can criticize all that, infact I encourage you to, but non-basketball wise, it's just inane to bash him for his off-court hobbies.


  1. A post in the Globe and Mail says that Chris Bosh isn't a deadbeat:

    Which goes to show there are always three sides to the story: Side A, Side B, and the truth. We haven't heard one side of the story yet, but that'll develop in court.

  2. Yeah, interesting view CarPhreakD. I really believe his ex girl is just trying to tarnish his image as much as possible and of course squeeze him for every dollar she can, but we'll just have to wait and see.