JOHN JACKSON Sun-Times Columnist
ARLINGTON, Texas — Although the biggest names of the impending
free-agent class are LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the player involved
in the most speculation is Chris Bosh because it’s assumed he’ll leave
the Toronto Raptors at the end of the season.
”It doesn’t bother me,” Bosh said of the speculation. ”I think it bothers the people of Toronto more so. I’m just curious as to why. Everywhere I hear, ‘He’s gone, he’s gone,’ and I just want to know why people say that.”
Playing in Canada is a big reason. American players with the Raptors end up paying more in taxes because they pay taxes in both countries.
But Bosh — who’s definitely on the Bulls’ radar — said he hasn’t made any decisions because it’s too early to know what the situation will be this summer.