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Bosh: eye poke lets you 'see what you're made of'

Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:01 pm
Edited on: June 6, 2011 4:37 pm
 
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh says his eye feels better after suffering an injury in Game 3 against the Dallas Mavericks. Posted by Ben Golliver. chris-bosh-eye

DALLAS -- Up two games to one over the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have their collective sight set on the second title in franchise history.

The only problem? Heat forward Chris Bosh was poked in the eye during the first half of Game 3 and his eye has swollen considerably. Speaking with reporters before Heat practice on Tuesday, Bosh was coy about whether his vision had been impacted.

"I can't remember if I could see or not," Bosh said. "I wasn’t really thinking about my vision or anything. I was just trying to play the best basketball possible. If I had the open shot, I had to knock it down and still make plays."

"He couldn't really keep it open without it watering," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. "He fought through it."

"All game, you could see it watering," Heat forward LeBron James said. "You could see him messing with it, just trying to keep a tissue during time-outs to keep it padded. But he fought through it, and you definitely respect that."

A night's rest did Bosh some good.

"It feels a lot better," Bosh said. "Last night was rough, really for the whole game for me. But it is what it is. That’s over and we just have to stay on top of it and make sure it’s not an issue for [Game 4] tomorrow."

Bosh said that his injury wasn't a direct blow, like a boxer might take, but a painful poke instead. Dealing with adversity like the eye poke, Bosh said, serves as a test of mettle.

"I was talking to my friends, saying how tough it would be to come in here [to Dallas] and win," Bosh said. "And it was a little tougher on my end just because of that. In situations like that, you really see what you’re made of. You have to go and get it done anyway."

During the game, Bosh said there wasn't time for official medical vision tests, but he was able to laugh when asked whether he administered a self-test by simply covering one eye and then switching it. He admitted he had tried that.  

"Every time I did that, I was like, ‘OK, that’s stupid.’”


Comments

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:18 am
 

Bosh: eye poke lets you 'see what you're made of'

Although Miami won Game 3 and is leading the series they are already making excuses for playing poorly in the event that they lose the series
How?  By answering the question asked about the swollen eye?  That seems different than Stevenson's excuse-making.  I guess if you're right, both teams are already guilty.

In fact, most athletes won't even admit to an injury until after the competition is over for fear that the opponent will exploit that injury
Wrong.  When an injury is obvious, there's no hiding it.  Did Rose limp around the floor?  Did Rondo react in pain?  Of course they did.  That's kind of how things work.

Bosh signed a rich contract to play for Miami. If he is not smart enough to spend some money to protect his eyes then it's all on him.
Every time I think I've read the stupidest comment of the day, I read something like this.  So, either every player in the league should wear goggles, or Bosh is responsible for poking himself with Kidd's finger.  It's all on him?  No, clownshoes, it's an accident and it happens.  Based on your logic every injury is "all on" the injured player.  Barea certainly shouldn't have driven the lane against Bynum, right?  That's all on him?  This is just stupid, broken logic.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:12 am
 

Bosh: eye poke lets you 'see what you're made of'

How could you not remember if you could see or not? Does anyone else think this guy has some kind of a mental problem?
Are you really this stupid?



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Bosh: eye poke lets you 'see what you're made of'

Although Miami won Game 3 and is leading the series they are already making excuses for playing poorly in the event that they lose the series, which they will. A poked eye is nothing! In fact, most athletes won't even admit to an injury until after the competition is over for fear that the opponent will exploit that injury. Besides, the easy remedy to avoid getting "poked in the eye" is to wear goggles. Bosh signed a rich contract to play for Miami. If he is not smart enough to spend some money to protect his eyes then it's all on him.





Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Bosh: eye poke lets you 'see what you're made of'

Oh yea, ESPN has great journalism...that's why they have a whole section called "Heat Check" and give big baby James a platform for his embarassing decision....if you don't like it here, don't come on here..you won't be missed. ESPN is nothing more than a New England based sports team love fest, that is highly biased.....

Bye Now.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Bosh: eye poke lets you 'see what you're made of'

How could you not remember if you could see or not? Does anyone else think this guy has some kind of a mental problem? He seems to get in his own head during gameplay and just shrinks to nothing. Miami should of went after Boozer.



Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Bosh: eye poke lets you 'see what you're made of'

I was surprised they did not call a foul on Bosh for hiting Kids finger with his eye.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 5:53 pm
 

Bosh: eye poke lets you 'see what you're made of'

This site is full of Heat haters, so they can't say anything positive.  They refuse to take about Wade's performance either, instead preferring to claim Dirk the the Finals MVP and still hyping his Game 2 performance, even though Wade had more points that night too and the Heat won Game 3 which is obviously more recent.

You have to go to ESPN to get decent sports journalism.  You go on here just to watch Doyle get owned (and ESPN laughed at him for that too).  I bet my post won't make it on here or will get censored.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 5:34 pm
 

Bosh: eye poke lets you 'see what you're made of'

Not a single mention of Bosh hitting the game winning shot with the swollen eye?  Weird, because that's the real story here.


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