NBA Free Agent Rumors: Is Chris Bosh The New Vince Carter?

July 5th, 2010 by Ben Trattner Leave a reply »

Toronto Raptors fans have that sinking feeling.  The Raptors are about to lose their marquee player again.  This is a road they have been down before.  Whether it is Damon Stoudamire, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter and now Chris Bosh (likely), all the super star players that have worn the Raptors jersey have left the city and the franchise high and dry.

After being the seventh pick in the 1995 draft, Damon Stoudamire had a great run as a Raptor.  Time finally came in 1998 when the team felt it was time to move on and dealt him to the Portland Trail Blazers.  Unfortunately, all the Raptors could get back was a couple of role players and some draft picks.  

Then came Tracy McGrady. A high school phenom, the Raptors took a chance on the tall lanky, athletic shooting guard with the ninth pick in the 1997 draft. 

McGrady was a great asset to the franchise.  He sold jerseys and became the face of the team that was building and starting to contend in the NBA.  A year later he was paired with Vince Carter and the du ...

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