The new Bosh out to change opinions
t was as though the basketball world was taunting Chris Bosh, holding up others as shining examples of what he wanted to be.Finally, he snapped.
And as he sat on a training table in Utah’s Energy Solutions Arena on Wednesday night, both knees encased in ice, weary from the road and the losses and the nightly pounding he takes, he explained exactly what drove him to stop that perceived taunting and begin a season better than he ever has.
Seems Bosh has an ego after all. And it’s driving him.
"Every day I turn on the TV and they’re talking about guys, especially my draft class, ’03 draft class, and this and that," he said. "They keep bringing up all these and I never hear my name, unless I’m like second honourable mention or something like that. I got tired of that.
"I don’t even think people know I’ve made all-star teams or know what I’ve done in this league."
This is the new – vastly improved – Bosh talking, a guy with more consistent determination, greater bulk and numbers that place him among the very best in the NBA right now.