While LeBron James continues to grab headlines for his offensive struggles, it’s really the collective effort of the Heat that has pinned them in a 2-1 hole and a must-win situation. Aside of James’ struggles is of course the criticism that has continued to rise — and rightfully so — surrounding Chris Bosh.
Bosh has seemingly been invisible during Miami’s playoff run here in 2013 and his shot selection is what is grabbing the most criticism. Ironically enough, Bosh has been linked to some strange trade rumors over the past week or so, including an interesting option in which Miami would ship Bosh to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for the No. 4 overall pick. Well, that was a rumor and it’s neither here nor there at the moment. For Bosh however, he’s trying to make it clear that he wants to remain in Miami and that he wants to retire as a member of the Heat.
In a report from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Bosh addressed the rumors and the fact that he was considering a move and even putting his house on the market. “I’m in Miami for the rest of my career,” he said. “I plan to be there. I plan to retire there. I plan to win hopefully a lot more championships there. So that’s where home is.”
Well here’s the thing — Bosh better start performing if this is going to be the case.
He hasn’t done himself any favors, especially if he expects support from the Heat in this scenario. Instead of answering questions about his future in the middle of the NBA Finals, he should be working on finding ways to produce on the court.
Come on, man.
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