Chris Bosh Refutes Bryan Colangelo's Statement, Says He Never Gave Up

07/30/2010 06:53 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chris Bosh has responded to Toronto Raptors president and GM Bryan Colangelo's claims that the power forward "checked out" late in the season.

On Thursday night, Bosh told Rogers Sportsnet, "I play this game as hard as I can every time I step on the court." The new member of the Miami Heat said he "put his heart and soul" into the Raptors organization.

Bosh also addressed claims that he had made his decision to leave Toronto before the season ended, saying "It was the hardest decision I ever had to make."

Colangelo made the statements while talking to radio host Bob McCown of FAN 590. According to the Toronto Sun, Colangelo said Bosh didn't care to play down the stretch while the team was battling for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Colangelo hasn't been the only one bashing the six-year veteran. Bosh was heckled as he rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

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