Is Chris Bosh a Warning Sign of an NBA Small-Market Squeeze-Out?

May 28th, 2010 by Toby Marcell Leave a reply »
Lost amid the cacophony of where LeBron’s summer home will be was a little noticed request, or rather tacit ultimatum, from Chris Bosh via his agent yesterday to his current team, the Toronto Raptors.

Like “King” James, Bosh will be a free agent this summer and is already being much sought after by every team that can afford him.

But what distinguished Bosh’s notice was his insistence that he would only accept a trade to a few select teams, or rather cities: New York, Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

The rest of you small and mid-market teams?

Need Not Apply.

LeBron and, now, Bosh have instructed the league that their talents will only be exported to an elite group of large-market, high-visibility cities.

And while there are a dozen reasons why a star in the maximum salary constellation, like James or Bosh, might choose his next destination, one would think the opportunity to win at the highest level would be priority No. 1.

But in the current NBA culture, it’s not looking that way.

Call them Chris Bosh and the Traveling All-Stars and Vacation Kings.

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