Monday, October 27th, 2008 at 12:30 pm  |  47 responses

Sam Mitchell Sees KG When Chris Bosh … Practices

by Marcel Mutoni

Chris Bosh has done nothing but impress over the last few years. He’s made All-Star teams, appeared in the Playoffs, and even won an Olympic Gold Medal this past summer. All of this, of course, has caught the attention of his hard-to-please head coach, Sam Mitchell.

These days, Mitchell is offering his star forward the highest possible compliment. He sees a former teammate of his when watching Bosh battling day in and day out.

From the Toronto Sun:

“I used to tell him all the time: The difference between Kevin Garnett and 98% of the rest of the league is that Kevin plays like he practises,” Mitchell said. “Chris is getting that. I think that light came on. If you want to be better than just an all-star and take this team to another level, you have to be more like that and he has done that.”

“(Bosh’s) practices now are unbelievable,” Mitchell gushed. “In the past, Chris would come in and, not go through the motions, but do just enough. Now, every possession, every play is 100% all out.”

To which Allen Iverson replied: You must be out of your damn mind.

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  • Froggiestyle

    …we’re talkin bout practice

  • Froggiestyle

    Ps. Bosh looked très strong in the olympics – nice to see he’s still improving – go head young fella

  • T-dot-in

    Too bad….no one seems to be gushin over mitchell’s play callin…

  • T Money

    Marcel must be the most underrated blogger in basketball

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    That’s funny, what does he see when Bargnani practices? A wasted 1st pick!

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai


  • Froggiestyle


  • orteezy

    practice?? will that ever get old?

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Love the Ivy line, Marcel!

  • Onions Baby Onions

    “now how the hell am i gon make my teammates better with practice?!?”

  • Mo

    If Mitchell sees KG when Bosh practices then Mitchell needs a new damn eyeglass prescription. LMAO!

  • riggs

    he talkin bout practice…….practice?!?

  • sean

    Hey Mo, do you even watch basketball?

  • sean

    Chris Bosh is a beast, thats my point.

  • http://www.lifehoopsthoughts.blogspot.com the baconator

    Pity KG didn’t play with Team USA, cuz Bosh could’ve used the guidance. I always saw Bosh as a young KG, what with the crazed look in his eyes and the intense style of play. This season should be interesting

  • Boing Dynasty

    “Did Tawanna tell you that? DID TAWANNA TELL YOU THAT?”

  • KA

    he talkin bout practice son

  • jaywhy

    what? practice practice practice!

  • http://nbaukfan.blogspot.com/ mat smith

    “I used to tell him all the time: The difference between Kevin Garnett and 98% of the rest of the league is that Kevin plays like he practises,” think he actually meant, practices like he plays probably

  • vmcb

    yo mo, Smitch has got lasik. no more glasses FOOL

  • Bryant Reeves

    this is great… until he gets hurt in practice

  • Mo

    Calm the f*&^ down vmcb and sean. It was kind of more or less an eyeglass joke in seeing different players. Not really about their games. Calm the f*&^ down.

  • http://slamonline.com s.e.a.n

    CALM DOWN, YOU WANT ME TO CALM DOWN?!!! you got it boss.

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    to clarify, Mo has nothing to do with me.

  • CP34MVP

    Good Job Boshie!!! :)

  • slamfan4life


  • Anton

    it’s as simple as that…ain’t about that, man!

  • http://www.slamonline.com John D

    not a game, not a game…

  • Young Chris MP3

    That is the only time Chris Bosh will ever be mentioned in the same breath as Kevin Garnett.

  • Gumdrop

    Except for the way that Bosh has been compared to him his entire pro career?

  • Gumdrop

    I’m not saying Bosh is as good as KG, but Marcel wasn’t the first person to compare two lanky, intense, versatile, two-way all-stars.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The comparisons drawn between KG and CB are new to you people? Wth?

  • Anton

    Fun fact: Bosh’s girlfriend is bald

  • Mark Z

    I like Chris Bosh, but comparisons to KG? C’mon Sam. You KNOW better.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Fun fact: Bosh is actually a SF.

  • Jose

    bosh is definitely KG-Like. i dont think he can match KG but he’ll be close on day.maybe once kg is gone

  • http://www.nba.com iLL wiLL

    So this means CB4 is going to see multiple first round exits, and win a ‘ship in about 8 more seasons?

  • Young Chris MP3

    Vince Carter was also heavily compared to MJ… Any coach or media analyst can pick out a similar trait and spin it to make a player seem destined for greatness.

  • KA

    i actually see him as a sane, mild mannered version of kg.

  • http://www.myspace.com/wowitsjashon wowitsjashon

    not a game… not a game… we talkin about practice

  • Young Chris MP3

    Which makes him nothing like KG. At all.

  • jasondolemite

    Marcel, do you have spell check?

  • ok

    what i see in chris bosh is kwame browns sexy eyes

  • O.E.

    … no wonder he wears glasses

  • Jason Castro

    I am proud to be a Raptor fan mostly because of Chris Bosh…he continues to improve his game…and as all of you can see he can play with the best players in the world and still hold his own ground ie: Olympics…he doesn’t show his emotions like KG…but very few do….I think most people even forgot he was drafted with Lebron, Melo and Wade. Once Bosh develops his post up game he will definately look alot like KG.

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com NBA-JERSEY-KING

    bosh will sign with miami in 2010 – win another c’ship with wade

  • ermir

    we talkin bout prac.. (word count – 15.5)