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Bosh looks forward to All-Star selection

Posted on: January 28, 2009 10:53 pm
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Chris Bosh didn't need to put on a cowboy hat or make a video to stump for All-Star votes this time around. He still wants to be included in the festivities when All-Star reserves are announced Thursday.

"That's one thing that I don't take for granted," Bosh said Wednesday night after the Toronto Raptors nearly squandered a 13-point lead with 4:46 left and survived Devin Harris' missed pullup jumper at the buzzer to beat the Nets 107-106. "I want to play like an All-Star every year. I feel I am one in my heart, but unfortunately it's not up to me. I just have to let things happen, sit back and watch and enjoy the show."

There's little doubt Bosh will be named to his fourth All-Star team Thursday (he started the last two) in voting by all 30 head coaches. But it's refreshing to see how much one of the stars of the game values the honor, even after winning the gold medal with Team USA in Beijing last summer.

"It means a lot," Bosh said. "The starters are well-deserved. They're All Stars. For the guys who make it, it's a big accomplishment. It's something I look forward to. Hopefully (Thursday) I'll get some good news."

Some better news: The Raptors have won three in a row following a seven-game losing streak to stay two games out of the eighth playoff spot in the East. Maybe -- just maybe -- the Raptors are gaining momentum heading into next week, when they face Orlando, Cleveland, the Lakers, and New Orleans.

"Next week is a tough week for us, so we have to win the games we're supposed to win," Bosh said.

 

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Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2009 9:17 pm
 

Bosh looks forward to All-Star selection

I have no problem with the fan voting.  It is absurd as far as those who deserve the spots.  But don't call it the all-star game; call it the "most popular and merchandise producing" game.




Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2009 4:54 pm
 

Bosh looks forward to All-Star selection

Why would Calderon never have a chance at being an allstar starter because he plays in Canada???  Chris Bosh, Vince Carter both T.O. players started allstar games.




Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2009 2:52 pm
 

Bosh looks forward to All-Star selection

Calderon is also shooting 100% from the free throw line which is pretty cool. He's been hurt too much this year for him to be a starter in the All Star game. Rajan Rondo will probably not make the team which shows how many good guards there are in the East.




Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2009 2:17 pm
 

Bosh looks forward to All-Star selection

Calderon is deserving of being a starter due to his production, but will never get the chance because of playing in Canada. Allen Iverson gets there purely in name alone and is undeserving. Jose leads the league in Asst/Turn ratio which is what a point should do. Saying he'll have years ahead to be an allstar is a cop out. He's playing like one now...give it to him. All star fan voting is a joke. Starters should be picked by players and coaches, with fans voting in 2-3 reserves per conference.




Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2009 2:16 pm
 

Bosh looks forward to All-Star selection

How can you call the assists leader of his conference a joke?  Isn't that a PGs most important stat.  Just because he gets no exposure in Toronto doesnt mean he doesnt deserve it.  I admitted to the fact that its the fans choice to vote for whoever but do your homework on Jose Calderon and give me a logical reason how Iverson is more deserving is all I am saying. 




Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2009 1:51 pm
 

Bosh looks forward to All-Star selection

"when Bosh' teammate should be starting hands down"

That comment is a joke, there is no question Jose Calderon is a solid NBA guard and one of Spain's top dawgs, however, for him to be mentioned as a starter in the NBA is a joke. He has been troubled with injuries and is defninitely not worth whining about, he'll have plenty more years to try and make an ALL-STAR impact. Side note - starters are selected by fan voting, so unless you get all of spain to vote for him, he'll be hanging in toronto for the weekend.




Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2009 1:36 pm
 

Bosh looks forward to All-Star selection

i don't have a problem with the fans voting for someone in.  they are the ones that voted, that's the person the majority of the fans want to see.  sometimes the error is when a player is left from the coaches portion of the roster.  if the fans vote in iverson, so be it.  the fans buy the tickets.  they create the revenue for the clubs, thier vote should count. 




Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2009 12:37 am
 

Bosh looks forward to All-Star selection

Bosh' nod is well deserved and hopefully when he is a FA my Pistns can correct their Darko error.  However, the biggest travest is that Allen Iverson is alongside Dwayne Wade when Bosh' teammate should be starting hands down.  Jose Calderon leads the East in assists, good shooter and scorer.  A million guards have similar stats to Iverson's but the fans once again check names and not stats. Oh well, the whole thing is a joke.



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