LeBron James left South Beach, and the Miami Heat quickly offered Chris Bosh one hundred and eighteen million bucks to stay.

Bosh ultimately chose the Heat over the Houston Rockets — who came hard after the All-Star forward, during free agency last summer — because of the money, and his comfort level in Florida.

Bosh also admits that he didn’t want to deal with headaches, pressure and championship expectations that a new Big Three in H-Town would’ve inevitably created.

Per CBS Sports:

“I could see where people would think that’s an attractive site,” Bosh said, speaking of Houston, where half the NBA expected him to land back in July. “They were trying to win right away. And I was really happy to be touted that I possibly could’ve been out there. But you know, that doesn’t guarantee anything, and I know that. All that guarantees is a bunch of pressure.”

 

“It’s incredibly difficult to win a championship,” Bosh said. “I know that, and I know it’s a whole process.”

 

“I’m familiar with people [in Miami],” Bosh said. “I know how to get to work. And if there’s traffic, I know the shortcuts. It’s those small things that I really love about the city and I love about being comfortable that guided me back. And you know, if you can make a couple of dollars on the side, then it works out.”