I am not feeling it. Really.
Is it wrong for a diehard fan to wish the team not to make the playoffs? I know some people would say that making the playoffs will convince Bosh to stay in Toronto. Maybe Bosh could see that his team made the playoffs without him, and that’s not that bad right?
I feel bad that I am not more excited about this playoff race, mainly because the Raptors have played so poorly in the recent weeks, that we will probably lose by 20 in 4 straight game even if we made the playoffs. Is that something Chris Bosh that would convince Chris Bosh to stay? Hardly.
Maybe, I am realist, or maybe the Raptors have just beaten me down. It’s one thing if we are playing well to get to 8th spot, it’s another to fall into 8th spot playing like crap.
Make no mistake, this team is crap. Defense was an issue at Day 1 in training camp, and still an issue today. If anything, it has gotten worse, a lot worse. Players supposed to play with energy came out with none in the biggest game of the year on Sunday. The Head-Coach actually told the media that he thought the team gave a good effort, that’s nothing new, he said the same thing when the Raptors lose by 26 points at home vs Utah. And with Bosh likely out for the first round playoffs, the beating will be horrible to watch. I really don’t want to watch it and playing against the Cavs would mean prime time television in the US and watching the Cavs embarrass the Raptors with millions of people watching. Not exactly a proud moment for the franchise.
After watching so many uninspiring basketball games, I just wished the season is ending right now and we can move on with our lives. My friend who shared season tickets with me emailed me yesterday and told me he’s done with the team. This is a guy who’s as big a fan as me and bought season tickets in the worst of times, and just had it with the Raptors. To him, they just quit. I can’t argue with that. In fact, I am not going to renew the season tickets for next season. I have had it too.
I am still a fan, just not a paying customer anymore; like a bad relationship, I need time and space to refresh. So for the love of God, please let the Raptor season end on Wednesday night.
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