Chris Bosh: Is the Toronto Raptors All-Star Underappreciated?

January 6th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
Chris Bosh has been selected to the Eastern conference All-Star team the past four consecutive years by the NBA coaches but has never been voted to start by the fans. One of a handful of dominate players capable of averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds and one of a dozen players chosen to play for the 2008 gold medal winning USA Olympic basketball team, one might wonder why Chris Bosh has yet to obtain the same level of recognition as other players in the NBA. And it has been suggested by some that Bosh is even under-appreciated in his home market of Toronto. Some fans and media types preferring to focus on what Bosh has been unable to accomplish in his six full seasons playing for the Raptors. Chris Bosh was chosen fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2003 NBA draft. The 6′ 11.5″ 225 lb freshman from Georgia Tech was barely 19 years-old and probably closer to 210 lbs than his pre-draft camp measurement when he came to the NBA that fall. For some unknown reason, the NBA decided to list his height as 6′ 10″ disregarding their own pre-draft camp measurement. Thus making Chris Bosh the tallest looking 6′ 10″ power forward in the game today!Begin Slideshow

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