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Chris Bosh doesn't like the name-calling

Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:31 am
Edited on: January 12, 2012 11:33 am
Posted by Royce Young

Before he cut his dreads and joined the Miami Heat, Chris Bosh was regarded as maybe the best power forward in basketball. He was a consistent 20-10 guy on a bad Raptors team and had every team drooling over him.

Versatile, strong, smart and gifted -- Bosh was a prize.

He chose to join Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in Miami and immediately became a punchline. While Wade and LeBron were seen as the stars, the guys doing the real work, Bosh was the underachiever, the soft guy that didn't do his job. In reality, he averaged 18.7 points and 8.3 rebounds a game last season and is averaging 19.4 and 8.1 this season which aren't bad by any means. Not the 20-10 he consistently put up before, but he wasn't playing alongside two superstars then either.

Still, he's the butt of most Heat jokes, the guy that's easy to pick on. And he's kind of sick of it. Via
"People created this stigma about [me] and they just ran with it," Bosh said. "And once it was out there, everyone ran with it. It was just talk. There was no evidence to back it up. The name-calling and stuff, it got a little too out of hand. If you want to say my game isn't where it's supposed to be, fine. But the name calling, that's not journalism. Too many people, especially when they don't know me, were just saying a whole lot of stuff that wasn't true."
I'm totally with Bosh -- the name-calling really isn't fair (except for "Like a Bosh," because that's hilarious). He's done his job and played relatively well. There have been times he's disappeared, but I'm not entirely sure you can blame that on him. For example, Wednesday against the Clippers, Bosh had a double-double in the first half, but scored just two baskets after halftime and grabbed a lonely rebound. Partially on him, but also on the fact that the Heat tend to squeeze him out late in games. It becomes all about Wade and LeBron instead of maximizing the five guys on the floor.

Bosh has been marginalized to a degree. He's not able to play entirely like himself, and for a reason. As a result, he gets called stupid things like "Bosh Spice" and other dumb names. It's not fair, but that's the deal he signed with the devil when he chose to go to South Beach.

He better get used to it though, because just because he asks nicely doesn't mean it's going to stop. In fact, it'll probably just get worse until the Heat shut their critics up with a ring.
Category: NBA

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:13 pm

Chris Bosh doesn't like the name-calling

Bosh should just call JR Smith's sister... She will put an end to the name calling!

Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:21 pm

Chris Bosh doesn't like the name-calling

Rodman is in the HOF. Had one of the most memorable speeches ever, look it up.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:14 pm

Chris Bosh doesn't like the name-calling

A little sensitive there aye Bosh Spice?  Funny how the Heat wanted to be bad boys last year and the reality is none of them are.  Wade, Bosh and James are good guys who like being well liked.  They cannot handle being bad boys.  Chris is a very good basketball player but he brought this on himself when he left to South Beach and they celebrated the way they did before ever playing a game.  As a fan of the game, Chris Bosh criticism is not really warranted because he still a third star on a powerful team.  He knew going to Miami that he was going to have to take the backseat more than the other two and has been solid.  He was fake though.  He wanted to be tough and he isnt that dude.  The guy had twists for Heaven's sake.  Kevin Durant was right when he said "there are a lot of fake tough guys in this league.  Guys who are wannabees and Chris is one of them.  I know him.  He is not a tough guy.  He is a nice guy.  Just be real."  I agree with Durant.  Bosh, just play ball man.  Let all the heat fall on your teammate LeChoke and stop being so sensitive.  Next time a fan or journalist says something that hurts your feelings, go count your money $1 at a time and see if it makes you feel better!

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:03 pm

Chris Bosh doesn't like the name-calling

I wonder if C. Bosh is rethinking his trip to Miami to play along side Wade and James.  Chris has to remember that all of this attention comes with the territory.  Being on a high profile team, they have got to have someone to be the fall guy, Lebron gets to hear the boos it everytime the HEAT loses a game ,and no one is going to say jack about Wade cause he's seen as a beast and comes out every game to dominate who ever is guarding him, that would leave you Chris, a very good PF who has great number and just goes about his business with quiet strength.  All
you have to do Chris is keep putting up the numbers and eventually those who know how to count and are stat guys will start to inform everyone that you are a quality baller, somewhat sensitive but still a baller.

Have fun with the name calling, go out and just kick and lot of azzz and don't care what the other person name is and when you are finished just smile and tell them youve just been BOSHED print that, and all of the name calling and what you consider to be disrespectful will fade away.  Don't be so sensitive at least they know who you are, think of all of the other PF playing the game who would just like to be mentioned or at least get some playing time.     

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Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:50 pm
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Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:48 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:31 pm

Chris Bosh doesn't like the name-calling

The Bulls teams that won six championships in eight years were led by the Batman and Robin of that day in Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippin. Both of those guys are now in the NBA HOF. Another potential HOFer is Dennis Rodman, whose name has been prominent for upcoming HOF consideration. During the second three-peat, Rodman was critical to the Bulls success with his inside presence and he was an amazingly talented rebounder. But he was also the third wheel. So, he started dying his hair different colors every few games to draw attention to himself, and although many viewed him as just a freakshow, others paid attention to the job he was doing on the glass and starting fast breaks with outlet passes. So, Chris, maybe you should grow back the dreadlocks - and dye your hair orange and teal while you are at it - but take a lesson from Rodman and make yourself stand out. If you allow yourself to be dwarfed by the other two members of the Big 3, you will destined to becoming the George Harrison of the Heatles.

Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:30 pm

Chris Bosh doesn't like the name-calling

I hate to say it, but karma is a b**ch!! Bosh most certainly talked the talk when the "big 3" was introduced in South Beach, now he is crying over a few ppl calling him names!! C'mon man, quit being a puss, and earn the $15mil a year you are making! Seriously, nobody should get $15mil/ year to get the production he is getting. Show them on the court, then the names will stop!!

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:28 pm

Chris Bosh doesn't like the name-calling

Mrs. Bosh, the third stooge, cry-baby, choker, side car II, over paid, LeDungs caddy, Lil Dwayne's house boy, Spoelstra's whipping boy, Rileys maintanence man, LeGloria's new Delonte, wah, wah, wah, wah.  Maybe you shouldn't acted like such a moron along with the other 2 stooges before actually winning something-- what a baby

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