Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 1:01 pm  |  43 responses

Video: Chris Bosh Talks ‘Bosh Spice’ on ESPN’s First Take

CB and Skip Bayless face off.

Today, Chris Bosh went head-to-head with his biggest critic, Skip Bayless, when he visited the set of ESPN’s talk show First Take. The group talked about Bosh’s performance throughout the season, which led to, as would be expected, a discussion about Bayless’ stupid “Bosh Spice” nickname for the Heat forward. Check it out above.

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  • riggs

    bosh spice isn’t stupid, it’s genious (even though he wasn’t the one who created it)

  • greg

    nothing beats like a bosh. nd he outplayed lebron in the plyoffs against chicago and dallas.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    How can Skip Bayless criticise anyone?? He has never made a jumpshot in his life !!! I applaud Chris Bosh for staying cool, and not kicking his ass on set… Skip is a moron, and the biggest retard on this planet…..F*ck Bayless.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Where are my royalties from the Bosh “Spice” name?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Abe Schwadron

    that’s just awkward video

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Bosh truly looks like the bigger, smarter, more relevant man here.

  • ShawnKempJr

    Bosh Spice is the best nickname in the L.
    Can’t believe that this guy had to get on a 12 minute segment on espn to ask this dude to stop making fun of his name…… wtf.

  • cramzy

    @shawnkemp …and he failed on top of that. Skip was like make me chump lol. I do hope Chris and Lebron ish on the league next year and shut everybody up. They’re like punching bags right now.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    Bosh is bigger, smarter and more relevant.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Bosh Spice is a great nickname, though I highly doubt Bayless came up with it.
    And I’m not the biggest Bosh fan, but I downright can’t stand Bayless,

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Bosh is kind of a nerd but that’s why he’s probably my favorite personality on the Heat. And I’ll take his game over STAT’s any day.

  • sunshine

    chris is a nice guy, sadly nice guys get treated like poo poo in this world lol

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    ESPN instigating as usual.

  • DieselMechanic

    whoa LA Huey not better than Stat by a long shot. B.S. would never have the stones to go to NY as the only superstar holding down the biggest market in the league. Stat > Bosh all day

  • LA Huey

    Sure, STAT’s got bravado to last him a couple lifetimes but neither one of those guys would lead a team to a chip as the best player. Also, if you’re going to account for bravado, you should also account for durability. Outside of being one the wrong end of a Jamison elbow, he hasn’t really had any major injury issues. But with Amare, he’s been out for his eye, knees, back…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I loathe Skip Bayless. If he knows (basketball) I loathe him even more. Because that man spews ignorance on the regular, and seems proud of it.

  • rich

    agressive focused bosh over amare any day. better rebounder,one on one defender and not too dependant on athletic ability

  • MLK4Life

    Chris handled himself incredibly well. I highly doubt that LeBron or D-Wade would sit across from Skip and debate with him. Much respect for Chris. Everyone needs to shut up and let this man live his life. The jokes have long been old and unoriginal.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Bayless said “guts” like they were about to shoot the fair one. We just talking and nobody should be afraid to talk to an idiot like Bayless.
    Dude is unprofessional, calling people names is ridiculous.
    It’s funny that Bayless is calling people a woman in a demeaning way and that’s just allowed to slide though. On national television.

  • chingy

    Cosign pretty much everyone here except for DieselMech. I don’t think you can say STAT > Bosh or Bosh > STAT definitively. They’re both offensive bigs with a nice midrange and good quickness. STAT forces more bad shots (mostly because if Bosh does, Lebron and Wade would eat him alive). I also think Bosh’s game will age better because STAT relies so much on his athletic abilities.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Allen, Bayless says things people wouldn’t get away with almost daily (or it was almost daily as of about 6 months ago when I stopped watching anything that guys face makes an appearance on), it seemed to be so consistently outlandish and ridiculous that he got a free pass, like the Family Guy or South Park of ESPN.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Yeah, I agree. My beef is with his bosses at ESPN. He’s basically equating poor performance with being a female. There is a problem with an organization condoning that, even if that’s how men speak on the street.
    It’s real lax over there. That’s the big problem.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    They should hire dude that does the Big Ghost Chronicles blog to replace Bayless.
    AllenP’s “how men speak on the street” comment made me think of that, for some reason.

  • DieselMechanic

    @chingy it’s hard to predict who’s game will age better but right now Stat is the more dominant guy.

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Hmmm… Skip seems to be doing what he’s been doing for as long as I’ve seen him on TV. Chris could be blammed for his performance, but on the other hand, Chris also seemed like he could’ve used more touches. Whenever Chris did well the Heat did well, bottom line. Entertainment yo.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    bosh is better than stat by far… stat is just more confident even though he doesn’t have a reason to be.


    stat is no where near Bosh. His jump shot isn’t as good, inferior basketball iq and a liability on D and on the boards. Forget toronto Bosh, Miami bosh is as effective as Stat

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    If Stat is on Heat they win title plain and simple. Also Skip states some dumb stuff like Vince Young is a better qb than Vick, but at least he has a view point. So many people today flip flop and don’t stand for anything. I watch Skip because if you sit across from him, you need to be on your A game. The only person who kills Skip is Stephen A. Smith, he killed Skip last week on the show. ESPN can we get Smith’s show back. Also kudos to Bosh for manning up and sticking up for himself. Lebron needs get up there and not waste time playing flag football.

  • LA Huey

    ^Because STAT would know how to rotate and help shut down driving lanes for D Rose in the ECF? Because STAT’s such a stellar individual defender that Dirk wouldn’t have clinched Game 2 of the Finals?
    There’s nothing wrong with seeing someone’s point, understanding you’re wrong, and admitting it. Pretending to be a know-it-all and coming off as a buffoon is worse.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Chris is a cool guy, and I agree with the family name part.
    Also co-sign Allenp on the juvenile “woman = weak” BS.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m a big STAT fan, but besides scoring, there isn’t a single thing Amare does better than Chris Bosh. And he doesn’t even score that much more than Bosh.

  • Allenp

    Thank you for both comments Teddy.

  • T-Money

    Chris made Skip look bad by staying courteous and professonal.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    I have to say I read the first “Bosh Spice” reference here by JTaylor. It wasn’t anywhere else before that. Pay the man his royalties.


    Skip should have said that he’ll stop calling him Bosh Spice (for the family) and for now on just call him the “RuPaul of big men” each time he “witnesses” another soft game by Chris Bosh. That way the family name doesn’t get disrespected, and Chris Bosh is no longer being compared to a female, after all, RuPaul is truly a man. YOU BETTER WORK! Chris Bosh, Chris Bosh!

  • coyboo

    @t-money right on comment there. skip just got the “dale carnegie” treatment from the bosh.

  • Yesse

    Lol, this video is so awkward. Bayless tries to sound like he is a God or something.

  • http://360special.blogspot.com/ dev0

    this is just awful, awkward, and instigating.
    and Skip never watched basketball before this past season, it’s not a game it’s entertainment for him. He’s kind of a moron

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  • LA Huey

    Kinda disappointed in Jemele for not elaborating more with the implied sexism but it’s probably hard enough for woman like her to get a spot on that network.
    co-sign coyboo, as well.

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com hoopistani

    This is stupid. Grown men talking about being teased about their last names.

  • T-Money

    Bayless sounded really childish and petty at the end. “Make me stop!” lol. LA: I feel you, she raised a good point but she also didn’t want to say anything that could mess up with her money. I’m not mad at that.

  • chingy

    There are many other ways to criticize a player. None of the ways should have anything to do with making fun of someone’s family name or to do with degrading women. Bayless needs help.