While speaking with a local radio station yesterday, Toronto Raptors head coach Jay Triano was kind enough to drop some knowledge on the listeners. Apparently, Chris Bosh, who left the team to pursue his championship hopes and prayers with the Miami Heat this summer was never much of a leader if you go by the traditional definition of the word.
“When you talk about Chris being the leader in the locker room, I think it’s the one thing that he wasn’t for us,” Triano said. “He did a great job of getting 24 points and 10, 11 rebounds on a regular basis, but Chris did not really take the leadership role into the locker room.
"He’s not a vocal person, he’s not a guy who really did that. I think in the years that he’s been here, he’s almost deferred to different people: Jermaine O’Neal, Jalen Rose, and Vince Carter in his earlier years ... (Bosh) didn’t really defer to anyone last year and everybody kind of waited for him to take the reins last year.”
Ouch. Essentially, Triano is...
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