NBA legend Chris Bosh played his final game in 2016, closing out a very successful 13-year career. Although most of his success came with the Heat, it all started in Canada.
Bosh was drafted by the Raptors in 2003, where he cemented himself as one of the league’s best big men.
It’s easy to forget now, but there was a time when CB was the face of Raptors basketball. And, as he reminded the world in an appearance on First Things First, the fans down there are among the best.
“I couldn’t imagine winning a championship in Toronto because how they treat me and we didn’t win anything. … To leave, it’s not easy at all. The people and the love that that place gives out. Toronto was a great start for me, some of the best fans in the world.” — @chrisbosh pic.twitter.com/knzg5rcmc7
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) September 6, 2019
In his first and lone season in Toronto, the Raptors fans rallied around Kawhi Leonard as if he had been there for years. They bought in, stuck with it, and were there to celebrate when they finally won it all this past summer.
They gave Bosh that same treatment, despite the lack of tangible success during his tenure there.
As for this upcoming season and beyond, although their title chances are nonexistent, we know those fans will continue to pur down their support and loyalty to the squad.