Chris Bosh Not Following Through on Vow to Play Better

By Shane Phillips
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Talk is cheap and Chris Bosh has proven that through the first eighth of the new NBA season.

Each member of the “Big Three” made headlines their own way this offseason, and for Bosh that headline was playing better.

Deemed as the weakest link of the Miami Heat‘s star trio, Bosh vowed to have one of the best seasons of his career, but he has yet to come through on that vow and the numbers don’t lie.

Through 10 games, Bosh is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. The only time Bosh has produced poorer numbers was his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors.

Bosh’s time in South Beach has been anything but easy. Even though he has been a part of back-to-back championships, he has been the victim of media ridicule and scrutiny. Erik Spoelstra has consistently backed the power forward, but it won’t be that easy this year.

After his summer promise to play better, Bosh has not followed through and has me wondering why. He is getting to the free throw line, he is shooting above 50 percent from the field, and he is also shooting 47 percent from range. So where is it all going wrong?

The problem seems to be Bosh’s touches and shot attempts. He is only averaging around nine shots a game, which is the lowest since his debut in the Association. It could be that Miami’s depth is taking away from Bosh’s chances, but he has to get his.

Bosh must be more assertive and aggressive on the court. He is the best post player the Heat possess, and he needs to prove it.

It’s time to man up, Bosh and come through on your promises. Like I said, talk is cheap, but lies are expensive. For Bosh, his vow could be the end of his career in South Beach.

Shane Phillips is a Miami Heat Writer for Follow him on Twitter @Smphil01, “Like” him on Facebook or add Shane to your network on Google.

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