LeBron has a future

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:11 AM ET

Jalen Rose is looking forward to watching LeBron James in a few years.

"It's easy to forget (he's 20) because if you look at him he has the body of a guy in his mid-20s who is probably in his prime," the Raptors swingman said after the Cleveland Cavaliers star scored 56 points in a 105-98 Toronto victory yesterday at the Air Canada Centre.

"Imagine when he gets old enough to drink. He's going to be trouble."

James should have taken advantage of being old enough to drink in Canada after the game before returning to the U.S.

"I mean he just got it going," Raptors forward Chris Bosh said. "I don't know how he does it. It's pretty impressive."

DONYELL CAN PLAY, TOO

Donyell Marshall was overshadowed just a bit by James . But he was praised in both dressing rooms after a 24-point, 10-rebound effort.

"He's a key guy for them because he's a starter coming off the bench, which helps them," James said. "It helps their bench scoring. He made some big shots and got two of the biggest rebounds probably this year for him (offensive rebounds and ensuing layups late in the fourth quarter) to tell you the truth."

Marshall, averaging 22.4 points and 10.4 rebounds the past five games, becomes a free agent this summer.

"I don't want to act like I'm Donyell's agent and I don't want to act like I'm telling the team what it should do with its future, but how could you not keep a guy like Donyell Marshall in the fold?" Rose said.

"I know a lot of things have been said and done this season, but at the end of the day he's a veteran and productive player. We all understand and recognize and appreciate the fact that Bosh is now and is the future. But you still need 14 other guys to play with and hopefully Donyell Marshall can be one of those guys."

BOSH NOT HIMSELF

Bosh returned after missing a game Friday in Detroit because of a bruised lower back. Bosh, who looked a bit stiff, went 1-of-7 from the field and finished with 11 points.


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