Chris Bosh may not get as much attention as the other members of the Miami Heat‘s “Big Three,” but the other two wouldn’t be as successful if not for Bosh’s presence.
With zero points in the 2013 NBA Finals game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs, a lot of Heat fans are ignoring what he brings to the team and saying that he didn’t contribute as much as he should have in the playoffs. Say what you want about Bosh’s contribution this offseason, there is no doubt his presence was essential for the Heat’s ultimate success.
The threat he posed offensively opened up all types of scoring opportunities for other Miami players. His ability to play the post and be a threat from 3-point range took other team’s best big men out of the paint for LeBron James. His movement off the ball throughout the playoffs, including picks and little feint runs, opened up lanes for Dwayne Wade and Norris Cole to drive and score.
Bosh may not be the flashy scoring player he was with the Toronto Raptors, but he was and is still an essential part of this Miami team. He might be the most taken for granted player of the “Big Three,” but they would not have won the 2013 NBA Championship without him.
Hopefully, the Heat management realizes his importance to the team and doesn’t listen to the Bosh naysayers who are suggesting that the team trade him in the offseason.
If Miami is going to continue to win NBA Championships, Bosh will be a key component of their continued success.