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Venom in Raptors fans motivates Bosh

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08:08 AM ET 02.04 | It has been, after all, a few years -- three, in fact, since Chris Bosh took his talents to South Beach. [Yet] the sting remains for the fans. They booed him every time he touched the ball despite this being Bosh's fourth return to face his former team. "Yeah, I'm a little surprised," Bosh said. "They (fans) pay their money. They can do what they want. I hope they just remember the good times." Bosh said the jeers served as his motivation, especially in the second half when he scored 22 of his 28 points. "I was hearing a lot from the fans," Bosh said. "I thank them for continuing to stay on me and calling me names. That helped my focus a lot. I was like, 'I need to get in this game to shut them up.'"

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February 4, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Divorce Is Never Pretty, Bro.

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February 4, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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You shouldn't need fans to motivate you to play hard every night. You and Dwade better stop leaning on LBJ to carry you in the regular season or he will get tired and head North again.

The thought of people thinking that LBJ would go back to a worthless team that has trashed him since he left is just plain silly .

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February 4, 2013  12:39 PM ET
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The thought of people thinking that LBJ would go back to a worthless team that has trashed him since he left is just plain silly .

Money and image are powerfull factors

February 4, 2013  01:11 PM ET
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You shouldn't need fans to motivate you to play hard every night. You and Dwade better stop leaning on LBJ to carry you in the regular season or he will get tired and head North again.

Its tough man...

Think about it like this...

He has millions of dollars rolling in, a title under his belt and plays 82 games a season...it is hard to stay "motivated" night in and night out...

Many of us go to work on a daily basis and get bored during the day for whatever reason...

It is no different for him.

When Bosh plays "motivated" basketball, he is usually very sharp and that is what I hope we see when the playoffs roll around.

February 4, 2013  02:18 PM ET
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The thought of people thinking that LBJ would go back to a worthless team that has trashed him since he left is just plain silly .

He'd go to Toronto, the exchange rate is better.

 
February 4, 2013  04:50 PM ET
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Nothing that drastic. Maybe just 4 hours north would be fine.

I'd like that.

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