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Bosh says LeBron is using criticism for fuel

Posted on: August 11, 2010 6:27 pm
"" Posted by Royce Young

In an interview Wednesday on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike in the Morning," Chris Bosh said his new superfriend, LeBron James is using criticism about his departure from Cleveland "as fuel to do well next season."

Of course this comes shortly after LeBron's tweet that said , "Don't think for one min that I haven't been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone! "

Bosh went on: "We're always all aware of what we do and how critics can be out there sometimes ... [James] uses it to fuel his ambition to win next year. I think we're going to have a lot of doubters. But that's fine, you know, that's a part of the game. As long as we come together and play the game the way it's supposed to be played I think we're going to be successful."

I don't know about you, but all of this feels a little manufactured. Like LeBron is trying to turn this into an "Us vs. the World" type of thing in order to play up a little Jordanesque vengeance. He heard all the criticism about copping out and going to be Wade's sidekick and so now, it's like he's turning it outward in order to appear like he can smite his foes and punish them for their careless words, a la His Airness. But... I just don't really buy it. Matt Moore mentioned that it feels almost orchestrated like this motivation has been self-generated on purpose. And it's hard not to agree there.

Bosh also said the team is talking championship. He said, "I expect to win a championship and anything else is a failure -- and I think every person in that organization feels the same way." Now that's motivation. Not some column from some sportswriter that called LeBron a baby. The ultimate motivation is to win. Really, if you need something other than that to push you, you're in the wrong business.

Now I don't mean to say that LeBron doesn't have a bulletin board of every slander and every quip made at his expense. And if that's making him focus that much more, more power to him. But to go public with it just feels a little odd. Like he's saying, "Look everyone! I have a killer instinct too!" Then again, should we really expect anything less from a guy that has a one-hour special to tell us where he's playing basketball next year? I think I answered my own question.
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Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2010 8:27 am

Bosh says LeBron is using criticism for fuel

As for Lebaby using criticism, to add fuel to his next season, what happened to him  during the playoff's in Cleveland?   Did he run out of fuel because no one was criticizing the way he played?  I doubt that, because he gave away game 5, with his little arm injury.  No one cares if Lebaby is getting upset because people criticize him.  He deserves all the criticism he can get.

He is a loser, he never could get a team that led the league in wins, two seasons in a row, to the championship game.  So, who is at fault?

Surely not Lebaby, It wasn't his team mates, that came up with injuries, that caused them to miss easy field goals, or freeze up at the foul line.  It was Lebaby, who could not get the job done.  This is why he had to go to Miami.  Now, when Miami cannot win a championship, he can blame D Wade or Bosh or Riley or whom ever else he decides to go off on.  He is the greatest player to ever handle a basketball in his own mind, so it always has to be someone else's fault, when he fails.

You people in Miami, can root for the little baby, all you want.  You did nothing to deserve him, hell, you haven't been able to fill up your arena in years, so your not great fans of the game.  And as far as Pat Riley being a great coach?  Hah....Give me a break, The only thing he uses his head for, is the latest brand of Hair Gel, and Hair color.  He reminds me of George Clooney in the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou".  Just get him a hair net, so his wig doesn't look bad.

As for me, I can no longer watch the NBA.  I will be following real sports like college Football and Basketball, and the NFL.  That is the sport where real men play, and don't go on national television to act like they are making a hard decision, that was made 3 years ago.  If the NBA wants to sanction Riley getting his hands illegally on another teams players, than so be it.  I will no longer watch, because anything the Miami Cheats accomplish from here on out, will be tainted.  The best part is, they were supposed to get Chris Paul to join them next year, but he saw the public backlash, and decided to stay with his own team.  At least, he is a man, and not a crybaby like Bosh and Lebaby.

If the fans of the other teams in the NBA, wanted to show their dislike, of the way this whole fiasco came down, it would be great, to see empty stadiums, whenever the Miami Cheats come to town.  I know, I would never invest a penny to watch the 3 queermigos play against my team, (If I had one).

Since: Aug 11, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 6:19 pm

Bosh says LeBron is using criticism for fuel

"The rest of the roster has shooters, veteren leadership, and some of the best basketball minds in the world which include pat riley, bob macadoo, keith askins." Keith askins........?

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 1:36 pm

Bosh says LeBron is using criticism for fuel

lebron needs fuel, i still think lebron/ heat need more players, i mean really? in the event he wins a scoring title (which i doubt) he'll likely be one of the most disrespected superstars we've ever had and NBA fans will turnaway asking, damn, if league MVP or scoring titles mean so much to you, you could've stayed in cleveland.

D-wade is a stud, but how many full seasons has he played post miami's championship year?
chris bosh still hasn't proven anything on the defensive side of the court and how will his game be altar in the event
that wade or james decides its their time to shine?

pat riley and the heat had better win it all, this year or next year at the latest, and in the event that they don't, it will all fall back
on lebron's "decision" and he'll (again) be the most disrespected superstar of our time.

Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 12:21 pm

Bosh says LeBron is using criticism for fuel

Oh and BOYCE123 no one will care about Lebron's legacy outside of south beach huh? Great comment when you have the NBA CENTERING THEIR SCHEDULE AROUND LEBRON, WADE, AND BOSH'S LEGACYS FOR THE NEXT 6 YEARS. What are you talkin about kid get real. Yea Lebron may not me Michael Jordan status even if he wins 6 but I promise you the Hall of Fame, NBA in general, and fans EVERYWHERE will know about him and his legacy. Same thing goes for Wade and Bosh even though their's may not be as big people will always rememeber who these 3 were if they win. BELIEVE THAT!

Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 12:17 pm

Bosh says LeBron is using criticism for fuel

I meant Wade and James

Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 12:16 pm

Bosh says LeBron is using criticism for fuel

Where do some of you get that Bosh or Lebron were quitters? They put up the best numbers on their teams they didnt quit. U know how exhausting it is having to carry your team nightly and if you lose everyone blames it on you? Not to mention Lebron was dealing with a lot of things throughout the season and coming into those playoffs. Ill tell you one thing if lebron and bosh are both quitters then this team wont go anywhere, but if all you people out there that think they did quit are wrong they will win MULTIPLE championships. Really if you disagree with that your being too unrealistic. Wade and Bosh 2 of the top 4 last year in mvp. Bosh has never had anything around him and he is still a superstar. The rest of the roster has shooters, veteren leadership, and some of the best basketball minds in the world which include pat riley, bob macadoo, keith askins. The Heat are going to be a topic the rest of this year so just get used to it and stop complaining. Its the media's job at this point to cover these guys and this team everyday from now on.

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2010 10:45 am

Bosh says LeBron is using criticism for fuel

Bosh, Mr. 2 time second team NBA who somehow thinks he's a superstar is telling us that LeChoke is using all this criticism as fuel? Guess what? No one cares! No one outside Miami will give Lebron any credit for winning titles in Miami. The old NBA meant competing for championships, not just signing up for them. I criticized the celtics for this but that situation is a tad different. They traded for Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett was 30 when he signed, not 25 and on the verge of winning a championship himself. Lebron, no one cares about your legacy out side of south beach, where American Airlines Arena had the highest percentage of empty seats of all the play off teams last year. Half way through the season your fans will get bored and go buy spinner rims for their SUVs and forget who you even are. 

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2010 8:23 am

Bosh says LeBron is using criticism for fuel

Woohoo!!! LeBron James does read all of our posts!  Why else would he be making threats to each of us?  :-P Truth of the matter is LeBron is showing he does want the media and fan love and he's sensitive about not getting it like he used to.  Most players just tune things out and unless it's a blantantly big one time deal, they think nothing of it.  It looks to me like he's really into himself and loves reading/watching everything about LeBron and with things not going so well he's lashing out like a spoiled brat who's only happy and not gonna throw a tantrum when he gets the thing he wants.  If it's not LeBron's way, then no one is safe!

Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 1:50 am

One quitter defends another quitter

So Chris Bosh...  who completely quit on the Toronto Raptors, says that LeBron James, who completely quit on the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Celtics in the playoffs, is using the (completely justified) criticism as fuel?
Good.  Because apparently, based on James' cowardly feeing from Cleveland to hiding behind D. Wade's leg, being an all time great, being the MAN, being a leader and being the guy who brought a Championship to his home state weren't nearly enough motivation.
LeBron....  you aint Jordan, Magic or Bird now and no matter how many titles you manage to win riding Wade's coat-tails, you never, ever will be.
PS:  Chris Bosh.  Please shut up.  You're an afterthought here.

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