2. Power Forward Chris Bosh, 2003 NBA Draft, No. 4 overall
The 2003 NBA Draft is considered one of the best and deepest pools of talent that got introduced to the NBA. 18 years later, four of the top five selections will be Hall of Fame inductees. This includes Chris Bosh, who was the second player Toronto ever selected fourth overall at the NBA Draft.
Bosh made it to Springfield after a 13-year career, seven of which he spent in Toronto. Bosh is a two-time NBA Champion and 11-time all-star (five times with the Raptors). A two-time champion, Bosh will be honored later this year for a stellar career. A stretch big man at a time when such players were rarities, Bosh was unstoppable at his peak.
Despite his exit, Chris Bosh is Raptors royalty.
The only true disappointment about Bosh’s career in Toronto is, he only led the team to two playoff appearances that ended in first-round exist (2007-08). However, it does not diminish the fact that he was a fan favorite, scoring better than 20 points a game for five straight seasons in a Raptors uniform.
He was also a near double-double machine averaging double-digit stats in both points and rebounds. Now 37 years old, his career was shortened in 2016 due to blood clots in his legs. That has done little to take the shine off of what was one of the best careers any power forward has ever had.