Chris Bosh on Olympic Intensity

Chris Bosh e-mails Fanhouse:

I'm so excited to get started it's killing me because I want to win that Gold medal so bad and it's still a few days away. This definitely feels like the playoffs right now, maybe even a little more intense.

Now, that's borderline NBA blasphemy. As the thinking goes, no puny Euro-geek summer tournament could approach the mighty NBA playoffs in intensity.

But then again, I have watched the Raptors in the playoffs the last couple of years, and Bosh is totally right. This is more intense.