A day after being called out by Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo, (who insinuated that Chris Bosh had quit on his team last year by not playing through pain) Bosh replied.
“I play this game as hard as I can every time I step on the court,” Bosh said. “On the back of my jersey it says ‘Bosh’ … The Boshes are hard workers. We have a lot of pride in what we do, in our jobs and in life.”
Bosh then went on to say that he was not certain at first if he was even going to leave the Raptors. He disputed that despite claims his bags were packed from day one of free agency it was actually quite difficult to leave.
“Everybody thinks, ‘Oh, he was gone as soon as the season was over,’” he said. “It was the hardest decision I ever had to make. As different as another country is, it was still home for me. I had been there for seven years.”