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Chris Bosh admits he's the Big 3 outsider

Posted on: May 6, 2011 4:37 pm
 
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is OK with being a Big 3 outsider. Posted by Ben Golliver. heat-stroke

File this news away for the post-lockout NBA. The Sun-Sentinel reports that Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has admitted that he's already an outsider on the team's Big 3. Apparently LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have grown inseparable and he's not a part of the bromance. The good news is that he's OK with it and doesn't appear to be harboring any resentment or jealousy.
"For me, I'm not afraid to dance to the beat of my own drum," Bosh said. "With me, I've always just been different," Bosh said. "I've never tried to fit in. I'm one of the fellas, great. I get along with everybody, great. But if I'm going to read my book, I'm going to read my book and this is what I'm doing." 
When James and Wade are on their iPods listening to hip-hop lyrics in the locker room during pre-game. A few feet away, Bosh is plugging his headphones into his iPad, usually reading a novel or a book that teaches mental toughness.
"It just helps me focus, because for one, I just like to read," Bosh said. "There's a lot of good information in books … You have to get your substance from another source sometimes."
An off-the-court rift in the Big 3 is pretty much meaningless right now, as the Heat are playing their best, smoothest, team-oriented ball of the season. They're on quite the roll and chemistry issues that bubbled up earlier this season seemed to have been tamped down. That success has come at the expense of Bosh's stats in the second round -- he's scoring just 12 points per game against Boston so far -- but he's continued to work on the glass and had a solid series against the Sixers.

But this fissure isn't about this year, it's all about the future. It's not clear whether the Heat will be able to retain Wade, James and Bosh under the rules of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement which the owners hope will totally revamp player salaries. Will there be room on Miami's books for three near-max players? If the mid-level exception no longer exists, will the Heat consider dumping one of the trio to bring in multiple, capable bodies to round out a rotation?

Those are open questions and we need not jump to conclusions. But it might behoove Bosh to buddy up to the James/Wade pair a bit more, at least until the lockout is over. Otherwise, he might be reading his books while playing for a team that's under the cap with room to absorb his contract.
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Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: May 9, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Chris Bosh admits he's the Big 3 outsider

Well I guess you know a lot about basketball then bud. Lebron hasn't won any championships in the NBA, so I don't know what you are talking about. Maybe you should actually learn about basketball before you post comments like that.



Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 4:36 am
 

Chris Bosh admits he's the Big 3 outsider

Lol, Lebron is only the "face of the heat" because he's a bigger star than Wade. What championships has Lebron brought to his teams outside of high school? None. I love Lebron, but just stating facts here. Anyone that lives down here knows who's team this really is. If you don't follow basketball enough, of course you wouldn't hear about many of the great players there are in smaller markets. I'm sure you probably don't know how good Eric Gordon is...or Michael Conley. Or maybe even Tyreke Evans? Bosh isn't your typical player. He's 6'10 with a jumper and many intangibles that don't show up on stat sheets. But again, if you don't follow basketball very much, you won't really get to see Bosh at his best.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 1:01 am
 

Chris Bosh admits he's the Big 3 outsider

Odd, he is the only one out of the "big 3"  that I actually like as a player, and a person (the little bit he actually lets the public see of his personal life that is).  Kinda crazy how all of these people are saying they never heard of him before this Miami thing.  I don't really follow basketball all that close, and even I knew of him before Miami. 

Love seeing Pro's at this level who have the attitudes of players like Durant/Rose/Bosh.  Its so nice to see actual humble stars who don't feel like the world revolves around them.  Who are always pointing out how lucky they feel to be able to do this as a job at the pro level.  Always saying its a team game even when they dominate the games.  Players who don't feel like they are entitled to something just because of who they are.  Stars like that are the only reason I can still stomach being a sports fan.

I'm scared to see how inflated some of these guys ego's are going to be in 25 years if fans keep on worshiping some of these guys as if they are gods.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 12:46 am
 

Chris Bosh admits he's the Big 3 outsider

Seeing Bosh struggle in Miami gives people more of an appreciation for Dennis Rodman.  Only one basketball and everyone gets to play defense, rebound, set picks and run the floor. 



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: May 7, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Chris Bosh admits he's the Big 3 outsider

Cat who reads=outsider.  Hmmmm................



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: May 7, 2011 11:15 pm
 

Chris Bosh admits he's the Big 3 outsider

It's good to know Bosh is one of the "fellas". Isn't that phrase right out of the 1950's?



Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Chris Bosh admits he's the Big 3 outsider

Wow!!!!! lumpoco, did you really post that?  What Pro Basketball League do you follow anyway?  Unbelievable



Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: May 7, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Chris Bosh admits he's the Big 3 outsider

And?


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