HoopsHype Chris Bosh rumors

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The days of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh sacrificing millions for the good of the team are over, according to well-placed Heat sources. So that could play into what Miami could give Anthony, if it would even be interested in his services. New York Daily News

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Bosh was asked about the subject by a Miami-area radio reporter during his session with media after Wednesday's practice in preparation for Thursday's game against the New York Knicks. "It's a very tough situation," Bosh said of the prospect of penalizing the use of the N-word. "If that's the case, they should ban all slurs. And I know it's a big deal, because I think that word is used too much, especially in the mainstream nowadays." ESPN.com

Chris Bosh has played many roles in his NBA career. He was the man for seven seasons with the Toronto Raptors, a third banana in the first years of the Miami Heat’s Big Three era and an NBA Finals hero last June. But none of those roles are quite like the one he plays in his voiceover debut on Disney XD. Bosh guest-starred in an episode of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. that premiered on Sunday and airs again on Wednesday (at 9:00 p.m. Eastern), Friday (at 10:00 p.m.) and on March 26 (at 8:30 a.m.). For The Win

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He said there is, however, a palpable ease after the deadline. "I mean, it's something that you don't have to worry about anymore," Bosh said. "Other guys on the team, if that's weighing on their shoulders or if they know that it's a possibility, after it passes, yeah, it's a sigh, and then you just can focus on what you need to focus on. "But for some guys, you know, sometimes it's something that wears on them a little bit. We're all human. Of course, it's going to. But you just have to let it pass, and if it passes move on." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

February 17, 2014 Updates

And while the basketball-loving world talks daily about what James might do and whether the band will be back, Bosh said it's not a question he'll ever ask James himself. "I wouldn't do that to him, because my answer (about his uncertain situation) would be 'I don't know,' " Bosh said. "The truth is that we don't know, and I wouldn't ask him. And even whatever he tells me, you're not the same person now that you're going to be in July. It's just a matter of fact. You're going to change." USA Today Sports

February 16, 2014 Updates

As for the Heat and where they're going, Bosh knows as much — or as little — as everyone else at this point. It seems there's an unofficial agreement between the Heat stars to table all talks of their uncertain future, a very practical pact born out of the fact that what they do in the now will likely determine where they are in the later. And while the basketball-loving world talks daily about what James might do and whether the band will be back, Bosh said it's not a question he'll ever ask James himself. "I wouldn't do that to him, because my answer (about his uncertain situation) would be 'I don't know,' " Bosh said. "The truth is that we don't know, and I wouldn't ask him. And even whatever he tells me, you're not the same person now that you're going to be in July. It's just a matter of fact. You're going to change." USA Today Sports

"Maturity-wise, I've let (being the No. 1 option) go," said Bosh, who was the top option with the Toronto Raptors before leaving after seven seasons. "I've let being the man go. I understand really in mainstream why and how people are infatuated with that area, but it's difficult man. USA Today Sports

"I'm over it. It's just all about winning at the end of the day. It's about being in the game. I mean everybody isn't meant to take the last shot. Everybody isn't going to be the MVP. It's only for a very, very small percentage, for a small percentage of guys. I understand that, and I'm just lucky enough to be in this situation I am now, just competing at the highest level in the league. That's good enough for me." USA Today Sports

Bosh is a case study in how quickly the technology has changed. When he was an All-Star in this same city seven years ago, he used YouTube to feature his quirky personality and campaign his way onto the team in a move that was, at the time, a stroke of PR genius. It was made possible by what was at the time the latest in online media. Yet as he learned at the summit, in which the laptop was all but declared dead and tablets were touted as the new technology king, he's now behind the times. "I just have one phone, I don't even use tablets, and I'm still on my laptop," he said with a laugh before settling in for his second panel. "I can't get away from my laptop right now, but I guess I have to eventually get away from the laptop because that's where it's going." USA Today Sports

February 15, 2014 Updates

“Don’t try to predict your future, just live for the day,” Bosh said. “Make sure you’re maximizing your effort on the court every night, which he [Love] does, because you can’t predict the future. You know, the scenario he thinks probably is going to happen isn’t going to happen. I know that from experience.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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It does seem that, of late, more observers are looking past the raw numbers, which have declined some along with his touches since his featured star status as a Raptor. “That’s the thing people have to realize, man,” Bosh said. “I’ve had great numbers in this league. I’ve averaged 30 for a month. Nothing happened. I’ve averaged 24, 25 points, and 10, 12, 13 rebounds. Nothing happened. And it’s like, all right, people say you’re one of the best players in the game, but you still feel empty because you’re not competing against the best, in the best part of the season. That’s what it’s about, man. Being on the court, being in a position for everything.” Bleacher Report

February 1, 2014 Updates

As one Miami insider put it, “that’s a real concern for us.” The biggest concern? LeBron leaving. New York Daily News

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