Posted by Sekou Smith
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Vince Carter you can rest easy now.
Chris Bosh will take over for you as the greatest villain in Toronto, at least from some Raptors fans.
For years, Carter has had to endure the venom of Toronto Raptors fans for stealing his way out of town without delivering the goods for the local fans. They made it a point to boo him and make sure he never escaped their wrath after he bolted for the states.
Now that Bosh has decided to join Dwyane Wade in Miami, will he assume Carter’s place atop the hate-list for Raptors fans? He has already moved into the top spot if you sample the darts being thrown his way today. The only target taking on more fire than Bosh is the organization, mainly for allowing yet another franchise player to leave town.
Honestly, the Raptors didn’t have many options.
Once it became clear that Bosh was anxious to vacate the premises, basically all they could do was wait and see where he decided to go. The guy we really feel for here at the hideout is recent Raptors lottery pick Ed Davis, who now assumes the mantle of the next great franchise player (in training).
And you better believe the countdown to his exit is already on the minds of many of our friends north of the border.