Chris Bosh Rumors

All NBA Players
#0
Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh
Position: -
Born: 03/24/84
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Earnings: $242,110,053 ($269,644,815*)
Bosh never saw any of this happening nine years ago, when he determined that there were limitations to where the NBA’s lone organization outside the United States could take him. He certainly didn’t have the patience to squander the desires and dreams he had for his career being the test study. “Hell naw. I’m going to be honest with you. You think about (winning an NBA title in Toronto) but it kind of seems like this distant thing that’s not even possible,” Bosh said. “Only because the management didn’t have the experience at the time. We couldn’t get free agents. We couldn’t build the right team to even compete past the first round. We couldn’t win more than two playoff games. Which happens with growth. And since I left, you could tell, since (Raptors president) Masai (Ujiri) took over, that he ingrained a championship culture and that sort of thing. That was a great thing for them and now, just to see everybody’s reaction given the chance to be on the spotlight is amazing.”
The relationship between Bosh and Raptors fans has come back around. He’s retired now, no longer an obstacle or threat and one of their own again. His career got prematurely cut short because of a heart condition that required the Heat to save Bosh from himself, and for the rest of the league to do the same. But Bosh admitted that after the Heat waived him and he considered a comeback, returning to the Raptors was a thought, fleeting as it was. “For a quick moment, I was like, ‘Whatever team wants me,’ ” Bosh said. “It kind of all happened so fast and it ended so fast, so I never got that opportunity to think as a latter career guy. I was still trying to compete at a high level while I was playing and be one of the best players in the league at the time. So I was never focused on that and I never got that twilight opportunity. I think that maybe would’ve come with it, but it stopped where it was. And I think looking back on it, (my time in Toronto) was awesome.”
During an appearance on NBA TV as a panel for Game 3 of the Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee series, Bosh also offered some insights on his transition as a full-time husband and father. “After a while, after a couple of years, I didn’t want to put myself out there and have that letdown again,” Bosh said. “I don’t want to be mad at the game. I don’t want to resent the game. Let me just walk away now causeI haven’t told any doctors.” “I got three boys and my twins were just born. And so as they were getting older, you know, you kinda see how much I realize how much I was going. I remember the first days being home it was so loud in the house. I had to get used to it.”
Storyline: Chris Bosh Retirement
In the summer of 2010, Chris Bosh and LeBron James joined Wade in Miami. The Big Three was formed and they celebrated before even playing a game together. Four consecutive Finals appearances and two championships would follow, but the team had to suffer a loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals in their first season together and address the elephant in the room: Who was going to be the guy on this team. Pat Riley (Miami Heat team president): I had more conversations with the three of them in the first year than I did in the last three years. I would bring them together, we would meet at my office in Miami, we would sit around in the lobby of a hotel, or we would have lunch. We talked about how this whole thing was going to evolve. In the first year, it was hard to broach the question of: Whose team is it? Nobody wanted to have that kind of ego. Chris Bosh (Miami Heat forward, 2010-2016): With Pat, it’s like when Master Yoda talks to you. You’re not going to understand everything he says. I was like, “What the hell is he talking about, dude.” And then, weeks later, or even years later, it hits you.
“The biggest mistake that I made was not to just recommend that we sign Dwyane and Chris to max contracts as soon as LeBron left, and let’s build around them,” Riley said. “What we wanted to do and what I wanted to do was not to use Dwyane, but to use the opportunity to pay him and at the same time bring in another superstar. “We should have just bit the bullet. He was our franchise guy. We had just been to the Finals four years in a row. They had already played the give-back game, Chris, LeBron and Dwyane to keep Mike Miller and to keep Udonis Haslem. So this was the time now to pay both of them. And we paid Chris and we did not pay Dwyane. If we had done that, he would have been here. He would have never left. This would have been his last year [on the contract], his fifth year.”