It is now official Chris Bosh will join the Miami Heat. In a interview on ESPN with Michael Wilbon both Wade and Bosh said they will play together in Miami. They also both made reference several times to this not being about money. This is all bad news for the Raptors and it sure seems like Chris Bosh has walked and left Bryan Colangelo holding the bag. No specific contract details were discussed for Wade or Bosh.
Chris said that this was a tough choice to leave Toronto and claims to have been in constant contact with Jarrett Jack through this process. Both said they made the best choice for their families. Which makes sense if this was about money, but both said it wasn't and both are not from Miami. Wade is from Chicago and Bosh Dallas. So what family has do with being in South Beach is unclear.
Wade supported Eric Spoelstra saying that he was the coach of the Heat 100%. Pat Riley had made waves saying he would consider returning to the bench if it helped land free agents. The door seems wide open for Lebron James to join Bosh and Wade in Miami if that is what he wants to do.
The responses from Raptors fans on the feed of ESPN that i was watching were harsh to say the least. If this turns out that Bosh has left outright even if he hasn't Bosh has replaced Vince Carter as the Raptor fans super villain. I have been disappointed in Chris actions in this process but I do not hate him for 2 months and for me it does not erase 7 years. However, I am also clear that I am in the minority. While not many will wish Chris Bosh well.....I will. That being said when he is booed out of the building at the ACC next season he will only need to look in the mirror for the reason why.