Chris Bosh, more than anything else, is known for his inability to be anything but candid with his words and emotions. Prior to taking his talents to South Beach, this trait made him mildly popular with fans and media, as they grew to appreciate this refreshing break from the usual athlete-speak clichés.
These days, however, Bosh’s honesty only seems to create headlines.
During an otherwise harmless Q&A with GQ magazine, Chris Bosh says that he prefers teammate Dwyane Wade taking the Heat’s last-second shots instead of LeBron James (and, um, himself.)
Controversy! OK, not really … :
GQ: … Let’s say the game was tied. 10 seconds left. You had 30 points, LeBron’s got 30, and Wade’s got 30. You got the same amount of rebounds, same amount of assists—having the same great game. Who takes the shot at the end to either win or lose the game. Chris Bosh: “[immediately] Dwyane.”
GQ: Why? Chris Bosh: “Because of his success in the past, given what he’s done. He’s a champ. He’s an MVP, and he’s hit a bunch of last-second shots. That’s the time you have to put pride aside a little bit, and do what’s best for the team. He’s quickest, and he’s gonna get a shot off. He relishes those moments.”
Once the media starts asking the Miami trio about these quotes, things might get a tad awkward in the Heat locker room, but this is not a big deal at all. Besides, Bosh is correct in his assessment.
Chris Bosh also claims that Dwyane Wade has better fashion sense than LeBron James, which will probably hurt LBJ’s pride much more than the clutch stuff.