So you're a free agent this summer. You've got a lot of things to consider. What team should you choose? How much money should you ask for? What about the possibility of a lockout in a couple of summers? That's a lot for one person to figure out on their own. Sure, you could ask your friends, family and entourage (you definitely have an entourage), but what do they know? They're just going to tell you what you want to hear.
Sometimes, you've got to hit the streets. You've got to talk to the real people and see what they're thinking. The easiest way to do that is Twitter. Chris Bosh(notes) really "gets" social media, so he asked his 105,000 followers what he should do this summer.
Oops. Might have phrased that a little wrong, Mister Christopher. It kinda sorta says, "Hey, I'm leaving Toronto because I can never get a karaoke room because Hedo booked them all, so where should I go that is not in Canada?" Raptor fans don't want to hear that.
They want to at least know they might have a chance at keeping you around. Better give it another shot.
Much better. Very Mick Jones of you. And really, who doesn't like The Clash? Good thinking with that choice of words.
But does it matter? I'm with the Toronto Star's Doug Smith, who had this response when asked about Bosh soliciting advice from a bunch of Internet dudes.
I'm bored by it. I know it doesn't mean anything, I have no idea what he was trying to prove except that he wanted to make sure people were still thinking about him, maybe. But it's a slow time around the Raptors and any reason for folks to get up in arms is a good reason.
I'm certainly not, though.
Nailed it. Chris Bosh just wants you to remember him, guys. Unless one of his followers is an alternate personality, it doesn't matter what anyone says. He's going to make the decision to play in Chicago and win several championships all by himself.
At least that's what I told him he should do on Twitter.
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