Posted by Royce Young
Finally, Chris Bosh played a solid game. Against the Suns Wednesday, Bosh put up a season-high 35 points in just three quarters of action. So of course he got the camera time he so desperately wants after the game and he let out a little quote that many have found as interesting.
Basically, in talking about Erik Spoelstra and how he's coaching the team, Bosh talked about how Spoelstra felt like he was loosening up too much. No big deal. But then Bosh let this little line out.
I've watched this video eight times now and I still don't exactly know what Chris Bosh meant. "[Spoelstra] wants to work and we want to chill." Hmm. I need my professional athlete translator here because this one isn't in the handbook.
It makes sense to me that Bosh was implying that Spoelstra has been riding the team harder than expected and that the team has kind of felt like they need to just hang in there and let it all come together. I think that's what Bosh meant.
But the way he phrased it was just odd. "He wants to work, we want to chill." That makes it sound like Spoelstra cares about the things that, you know, make you a great team. Hard work, then harder work and then some more hard work. While Bosh sounds like he just wants to hang in South Beach, get on TV some and then oh yeah, play some hoops. I don't think that's what he meant, but that's what it sounds like.
Thing is though, Bosh is starting to make a habit of saying some dumb things. He's the black sheep of this Miami super-trio and hasn't really held up his end of the deal until he played a team like the Suns that literally doesn't employ an actual power forward. I get the feeling that if you put a mic in front of Bosh's face enough this year, you're going to get some quotable quotes that are head-scratchers.
I'm convinced that the way this sounded isn't what Bosh actually meant but he ought to know better. Especially since most feel like he's sort of "chilled" his entire career. He's never had a reputation for hard work and actually has one for giving up. Maybe it was more of a Freudian slip than anything.