It’s a well known fact that the Miami Heat struggle in the front court. Their lack of size and depth at the center and power forward positions have led to rebounding woes and limited post presence of the defending champions. So, when they faced off against the NBA leading Indiana Pacers, it was expected that the combination of Roy Hibbert and David West would stomp the Heat front court.
And that’s exactly what happened. Hibbert and West combined for a total of 41 points and 14 rebounds. Chris Bosh, Rashard Lewis and Chris Andersen combined for a lousy total of 24 points and seven rebounds. Bosh himself only had 12 points and three rebounds.
That is completely unacceptable and inexcusable. 12 points and three rebounds from the starting center. When you are the lead big man who makes millions and millions of dollars, you better grab at least five rebounds! There is nothing Bosh can say or do to make up for this. What makes matters worse is the fact that he did this in all seven games of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. He was nonexistent against the Pacers then and remains nonexistent now.
Honestly, if Bosh is going to play so miserably against the only competition Miami has in the East they should trade him now. It blows my mind to think that the starting center can only grab three rebounds in what was the biggest game of the season thus far.
I hope Bosh likes the taste of his own words because after that pathetic offseason vow to play better, he is feasting on every word he said. Step up Bosh and play like the max contract player you supposedly are; this isn’t Toronto anymore.