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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  113 responses

Chris Bosh Enjoying Newfound Celebrity Status

Actually “enjoying” is too soft a word; Chris is friggin’ loving every second of it. ESPN reports: “I want my brand to be genuine and to let people know that I’m conscious and aware of it. I think sometimes guys try to do the whole global-branding thing and they really don’t understand it. I do understand it, and I try to be conscious of it and work on it in every city that I’m in. I don’t go around talking about it too much. I just represent it and let it come to me. It’s like a nickname. You can’t give yourself a nickname. You let the nickname come to you.’ As Bosh spoke, waiters brought over bottles of chilled ‘Ace Of Spades’ champagne and everyone at the table raised a toast to Bosh and his new life in Miami. Bosh, who has yet to find a house in Miami, said he’ll begin the process soon with his girlfriend and wants to find a place he can raise his family. Until then, he and Williams have had fun attending movie premieres, such as the one for ‘Inception,’ thanks to a personal invite by Leonardo DiCaprio after they met at a Lakers game. DiCaprio may soon be coming to one of Bosh’s premieres, as the newest Miami Heat is currently working on a documentary on how he, Wade and James came together in South Beach. ‘The documentary is coming along great,’ he said. ‘I filmed a lot of footage. I have over 80 hours of footage taped, and I’m just trying to find out a direction and style that I want to incorporate. I might make it into an hour special.’ Um, Chris, after the way the last one-hour special featuring a Miami Heat player went, I’m not so sure that’s a great idea. ‘Well, it could be a two-hour special. It might be a mini-series,’ he said. ‘It will have a 24/7 feel but I don’t know if it will be narrated or not narrated. It’s a bunch of ideas I’ve been playing with and I’ve been studying a lot and seeing what’s the best avenue to take it in.’ Interestingly enough, while the idea of James’ ‘The Decision’ came from a conversation with Jim Gray during the NBA Finals in Los Angeles, so did the idea of Bosh’ yet-to-be-named documentary. Bosh said he got the idea while talking to Entourage creator and executive producer Doug Ellin and Jerry Ferrera, who plays ‘Turtle’ on the show.”

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  • Ronald

    So, I’m guessing he liked how his “RuPaul of Big Guys” nickname came to him?

  • The Philosopher

    That’s what happens when you are one of The King’s men.

  • larrylegend

    bosh…his brand….WTF he’S talkin about?!? LOL

  • Biggheorghe77

    One of the King’s Men eh?
    Perhaps we should call Bosh Louie then…..

  • Sean

    hahah….I can’t decide who is the bigger douche of these three. Do (real) Heat fans even really like these guys?

  • http://Www.b-ballistics.com Darksaber

    After reading the title, my first thought was “yeah, no sh*t Sherlock”. When i met this guy in ’07 he was kinda humble and nice to talk to. Now his craving for attention is borderline sickening. Had to unfollow him on Twitter and i hope he settles down by the time the season starts or he’s really gonna lose some of his core fans, imo.

  • Jose

    @ Ronald: Were on the same wavelength w/ that thought

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    “Following the lead of the great Kobe Bryant, the douchiness is akin to greatness” I heard that quote somewhere….wish I could remember who said it.

  • estoniandude

    I have a gut feeling this is gonna turn into a LeBron hate-fest…

  • Bruno

    bosh sucks!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    Remember when he used to seem pretty cool? I feel like it was only a couple months ago.

  • hoodsnake

    I have a gut feeling this is gonna turn into a LeBron hate-fest…

  • asmatic asiatic 02

    Maybe I haven’t seen enough of him, but I think Bosh is soft and overrated. The first time I seen him was at the Mcdonald’s slam dunk contest where he had a mediocre at best performance. I remember one where he rammed the ball into the front of the rim and fell down,embarassing,lol. Its probably on you tube if anyone is interested….Don’t know what he was thinking entering the contest, unless your flashy and have mad hops, the little guys usually win. maybe if it was a drag queen contest with his rupaul status..lol

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    More power to him. I just hope he can live up to the hype on the court. He’s been wanting a bigger stage and now he’s got it, just be careful about what you wish for cause you just might get it.

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Just play ball, stupid.

  • capostat

    almost vomited while reading his babbling. how many cliched things can a man say, while actually thinking he so interesting, and actually thinking we’re all interested?

    i agree with cheryl.

  • namik

    Considering how shook all the Laker fans are supposed to be, its funny how many of the comments defending LeBron etc are less about them and more about Kobe. Go figure.

  • http://Www.b-ballistics.com Darksaber

    When Turtle’s advice sounds sound to you, maybe you should not be yapping about your persona as a brand, global or otherwise.

  • Drew

    What’s Bosh’s brand?

  • Migs

    Unless it prominently featured DWade or LeBron, is anyone else besides his girlfriend and his mom going to watch this documentary? I think Chris Bosh is seriously overrating his media savvy and appeal. He’s not as interesting as he thinks he is.

  • Elmer

    Sorry! Bosh is not a Brand! Maybe a sitcom called “Who’s the Bosh?” I hope the Miami Thrice lives up to their hype! We’ll see!

  • T-Money

    These 3 dudes played the whole league. For real. They knew exactly what was going to happen and have been planning this for a long time and it’s perfectly legal for players to have such talks. It’s just going to take some time for NBA folks to adjust to the paradigm shift. My guess? They’ll wait to see if they win the title next year and if so, they’ll release the doc.

  • rich

    well hes still gonna b big in canada and his youtube videos are gold. i know every1 in T.O. still loves him

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    @RuPaul: you go girl!

  • http://screwjams.tumblr.com cramzy

    why?…its cool to be a “brand” or whatever but..can these guys just not talk about it?..in my basketball fantasy world, I just want my guys to play ball, win, and let the world anoint and adore them. Don’t beat me over the head with how you’re a brand/global icon. We’ll see it if that’s what it is. Hopefully Durantula gets this and plays it accordingly. My Heat and their ego’s are making me cheat on them with the Thunder right now lol

  • Clownfish31

    Bosh … has a brand? I wasn’t aware of this. And I’m from Canada.

    Also … wasn’t this the guy who said Team USA has been conspiring for months and then quickly changed it to days to avoid negative speculation? Is now the best time to announce that there’s enough background information to produce a whole show / series / special?

    Guess when you hang around Wade and LeBron, you start thinking about how worthless you are.

  • flash

    i hope dwyane won’t catch the crazyflu brought by chris and lebron. we need you to be mature for them kids.

  • lexluther703

    This clown has a brand? Let this dude put out some ‘air bosh’s’ and see how many people pick THOSE up.. I think he’s the most overrated player from this year’s free agent market this clown’s been in the league 7 years and played in a total of 7 PLAYOFF GAMES?! You fail, Bosh, you fail. So much for wanting to be THE MAN on a team..

  • roebro

    brand? what brand? wade may have a brand. lebron may have a brand. but Bosh? pleeeaaassseee… very over-rated. what has he accomplished so far aside from being a go-to-guy in a bad team that he can barely get into the play-offs? by mid season i bet the “big three” will just be reduced to “Lebron, Dwyane and the rest of the Miami Heat”, so Chris, enjoy your time in the sun while it lasts…

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    Its all hedos fault

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Sigh. and Meh.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Sighmeh.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    And people think I’m crazy when I say I would take Gasol over Bosh 105 times out of a 100. Better player, better effect on the game, and much more humble.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Gasol isn’t humble?

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I was referring to Gasol…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    chris Bosh has a brand?
    this boy is tripping.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Gasol never won a playoff game before he met Kobe…
    I HATE that so many people forget this. And forget he never averaged 20 points or 10 rebounds a game before he met Kobe.
    Or forget how Dirk abused him in the playoffs.
    Or how KG did the same thing to him in 2008.
    Hell, they forget that freaking Amare was killing him this year until they started triple teaming STAT.
    Stop holding Gasol up as the standard of big men, or greatness, or poise or anything. That boy lucked up into playing with the greatest player of his generation, and now cats are acting like he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. He’s not. When he had the chance to nut up and be the man he folded like a straight punk.
    Believe that.

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    umm @ rich: speak for urself… i dont know about the rest of u but i’ll definetely be booingbosh when he comes back

  • ciroqobama

    Where’s Eboy?! Bosh sounds like a toolbag

  • ciroqobama

    my mistake I see you Eboy ha

  • ConeyIslander

    Who’s Chris Bosh?

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Oh, my bad Kap. YIKES Allenp! Yikes.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Allenp
    Calm down buddy…Gasol played on a much better Memphis team & they got to the playoffs in the tought western conference whereas Bosh couldn’t get the Raptors to the playoffs in the East but who cares if he never avg 20 & 10…that doesn’t mean he isn’t the best RIGHT NOW at his position. He was scorching the US everytime the matched up with Spain. BTW…Stoudemire had one spectacular game against the Spaniard. I’m 100% sure the success the Lakers are having now could not be duplicated with Bosh there instead of Gasol.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    I’ve heard that Bosh is good. He looked good on the USA team, he looks good on NBA gametime every once in awhile, but I admit that I never actually watched a full Toronto game; Therefore I will not judge. But I do have to co-sign Kap’s comment concerning Gasol going to the playoffs in the West and Bosh not going in the East. That doesn’t look very good. Wait, The Raptors didn’t ONCE get into the playoffs!? I’m asking, not stating.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    They made the playoffs in 2009 and lost in first round to Magic.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Gasol’s performance in Game 7 is the reason I consider him the best. He was the go to guy at the end of the game and was rebounding like hell on that tough Boston team. I think Bosh would of faded in that moment bc he lacks toughness and he is not 7’0(sounds stupid but true) and falls in love with his jumpshot too often.

  • Martey

    So, um, how many people commenting have actually seen Bosh play…(show of hands)… the kid’s a beast

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I have & he is not a beast…he’s more like a puppy than a beast. He’s great but he is very overrated due to lots of people just looking at his stats and not seeing him play.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I’ve watched Gasol and Bosh.
    Gasol only started looking fantastic when he began playing alongside Andrew Bynum and Kobe. Mainly, Kobe.
    when he was rolling with Bonzi, Mike Miller, and James Posey, he didn’t look so hot.
    And he still had better talent than Bosh ever had in Toronto and couldn’t win ONE playoff game.
    I don’t care about losing the series, KG lost plenty of series.
    Gasol couldn’t a win a freaking GAME! A GAME!
    Come on, that’s ridiculous. How do you win 50 games in a season and still not win at least one game in a seven game series in the first round. And how do you let Dirk straight embarass you. I mean, Dirk looked like freaking superman against Gasol.
    Another thing, how does Gasol get to vault Dirk as the best big man? WTH. How has he proven he’s better than Dirk? I haven’t seen it.
    Like I said, playing with arguably the best player int he league, with one of the best coaches and loads of talent around you can make you look a lot better.

  • AL29

    We’ll see how much of a ‘brand’ he is when he’s averaging 12 and 8, and mentioned in trade talks.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I’ve seen Bosh play. Before last year, I had dude as soft and overrated. Last year, before the injury, he changed my mind. He was aggressive, he was confident, he was attacking the rim. Yeah, he shoots a few too many jumpers, but he’s still more aggressive offensively than Gasol, and more versatile. Plus, I actually think he’s a better rebounder. Gasol has more post moves and his a better passer, but I don’t think Gasol is clearly better than Bosh, and I don’t think Gasol did anything before he got to LA to make that case, and everything he did in LA is skewed by the fact that he’s rolling with Kobe.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    More like 18 and 10 on 50 percent shooting

  • Sparker

    guys, bosh doesn’t HAVE a brand. he IS a brand… in the sense that all celebrities are brands that have equity on the market which can be leveraged to sell product, whether that product be (for hoop stars) a shoe, an NBA playoff game or a new tv series. but as for his ego, like… whoa. this was a nice humble kid who, as recently as the last olympics, was hanging out with dwight howard because they weren’t interested in clubs and preferred to just chill and play video games. if pride comes before the fall, we’re talking CN tower sh*t

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Well Memphis did play two teams that ended up going the finals and he has jumped pass Dirk because Gasol rebounds and blocks shots and passes great and scores very efficiently.

    @Allenp
    Do you think LA would have same success with Bosh? How do you think he would of performed against Boston? Kobe played like sh*t in game 7 so Gasol did not play well bc of Kobe. You keep mentioning Gasol in Memphis, has it occurred that he could of possibly gotten better or his talents are more utilized now??? I’m talking about now, I’m in the present and you are in the past. We are comparing todays Bosh to todays Gasol.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    what brand? i think of bosh and I think… either rupaul, a velociraptor, or a follower. he shoulda kept that hair and built his brand into a alien vs predator franchise.

  • T-Money

    Zach Randolph avg 20 & 10…So he is better than Gasol??? Hell no so quit mentioning stats where one guy averaged 19.7 and 9.2 and another averaged 20.2 and 10.4. Thats just silly.

  • T-Money

    Kap: 1- You’re crazy for saying that Pau has passed Dirk. Like batsh-t insane. 2- Gasol became better than Bosh in some people’s view when he started winning rings. That’s it. He really hasn’t gotten better since the Memphis days, same ol’ dude with the same ol’ (tremendous) post moves. He was just miscast as a top dog and now he’s thriving as a second banana. 3- Pau works better for LA because he plays the 5 in crunch time with Odom at the 4. A Bosh-Odom combo is not as balanced. Doesn’t mean Pau is better, it’s just a better fit for LA.

  • Sparker

    and while we’re in the subject, i did watch bosh all year long. he had a slow start; was actually really great for the major stretch of the season; then seemed to shut it down when it looked like they were going to play the cavs in the first round. even with that, i still feel the most telling moment of the season was when paul pierce crammed one on him, knocked him over and then put his junk right in bosh’s face… and NOT ONE PLAYER on the raps reacted. people said it was because they were soft, but the other possibility is that they just don’t buy brand bosh.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    What’s up with this “global branding” talk? Who in the world wants to buy “Sidekick #2 Brand”?

  • T-Money

    Pau has passed Dirk. When you guys quit looking at scoring and guys making crazy shots and look at the all around game of Pau you all would realize he is a better PLAYER,I didn’t say scorer, than Dirk. Therefore, my point is Gasol brings more to the table(passing, scoring, rebounding, shot-blocking, IQ, running the floor, handling the ball) than any other big in the league currently and you guys cannot provide a valid argument that he doesn’t.

  • T-Money

    The comment at 2:41 pm is not from me.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    T-Money; I can see where Kap is coming from… Dirk is a prolific scorer. However when he’s on the floor you basically have a seven-foot SF out there, which means no blocked shots, rebounds.. or defense if you really think about it. These things are pretty fundamental (to me) as a big man. Dirk is still very good though

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Pau has passed Dirk. When you guys quit looking at scoring and guys making crazy shots and look at the all around game of Pau you all would realize he is a better PLAYER,I didn’t say scorer, than Dirk. Therefore, my point is Gasol brings more to the table(passing, scoring, rebounding, shot-blocking, IQ, running the floor, handling the ball) than any other big in the league currently and you guys cannot provide a valid argument that he doesn’t.

  • T-Money

    Ditto 2:51 pm. This is annoying.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Since the decline of Duncan and KG there are really no superstar PF or C(D12 is still very raw offensively) currently in the NBA. All the guys we are mentioning are still 2nd tier guys which is nothing to be ashamed of.

  • http://www.slamonline.com doyouwantmore

    Everybody hates Chris. But not me.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    @T-Money…My comp keeps listing me as you and I have no idea why. Sorry bout that.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Kap
    Yeah, Kobe played a little below standards, but the real star of game 7 was artest, not Gasol. Besides, Boston skewed it’s entire defense to stop Kobe, tha’ts why life is easier for Gasol. Every team that plays the Lakers concentrates on stopping or slowing KObe first. In comparison, every team that played the Raptors concentrated on stopping Bosh first, and he still was going for 22 and 12.
    Gasol couldn’t put up nice numbers and he couldn’t win a playoff game before he met Kobe. Those are the facts. My interpetation of those facts is that his game has skyrocketed thanks to playing next to a bonafide superstar and not being asked to be The Man.
    I’m not sure what your take is on that.
    As for Gasol and Bosh, you are welcome to believe that Bosh would have failed in LA. I don’t know. All Iknow is I cannot say that Gasol is definitely better than Bosh based on what I’ve seen from both of them in the league.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    T-Money
    I’m talking about when Gasol was The Man, and averaging 18 and 8.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Dirk is WAY more killer than Gasol. And, while he doesn’t average great rebounding numbers, NEITHER DOES GASOL. Look at their numbers on NBA.com. And, just like Gasol can go for 15 boards, so can Dirk. Gasol himself admitted that he didn’t actually try to start rebounding until he got to LA and he’s still not dominant on the glass.
    Kap, you’re making an argument, with no actual facts, and the telling people to refute your argument while saying their facts don’t matter.
    That’s bogus as hell.
    You’re not looking at rebouding numbers, you’re not looking at scoring numbers, You’re not looking at skill set, because Dirk is easily the most fluid big man in the league in terms of movement not named KG, and he’s the best ball handler not named KG.
    So, what you’re using is straight opinion, dressing it up as fact, and calling people stupid for not agreeing with you.
    tragic.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Gasol is not good on defense. He blocks shots occasionally, that doesn’t make him a good defender.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I never called anyone stupid or am I getting mad bc no one agrees. That’s not my style. I still stick by opinion though.

  • The Champ

    Yao will prove he is the best big man in the west this year. Nuff Said!

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    @Allenp
    Doesn’t average good rebounding numbers???Gasol avg 18pts 11rebs and 1.7 blks in regulars season and 20 pts 11 rebs and 2.1 blks in postseason. So he is a pretty good rebounder so you need to check your stats bc Gasols stats look much better than Dirks regular season and postseason. There goes the facts you said I was missing.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I forgot to add the 54% from the field and the 3.5 assists also…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    He averaged good numbers this year, are you going to ignore his rebounding numbers in previous years?
    Dirk had an off year as far as boards this year. Usually he gets you about 8 or 9, the same thing Gasol was doing in Memphis, but Dirk gives 6 to 7 more points a game. Gasol has better assist numbers right now.
    Look, I don’t Gasol is better than Dirk. Gasol is a second tier player who is thriving now that he doesn’t have to be the main guy. Good for him. I can’t compare him to guys who are the focal points of their teams and still shining.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    And Bosh put up 24 and 12, and has put up 20 and 9 for his career. Wth.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I see your point but I think all those guys are 2nd tier honestly. Gasols numbers in Memphis were not that much different from Boshs in Toronto either. During Gasol yrs in Memphis, KG and Duncan were in their prime and the West was pretty tough so Im not buying the notion that Gasol sucked in Memphis. He got them to the playoffs as the “man” and that’s enough for me. Yes he was swept but he was swept by pretty great teams but excuses aside he was swept which is a valid point to your argument.

  • http://www.lkyt.ch Darksaber

    Gotta admit, i’m enjoying how Allenp (who really isn’t the biggest Dirk fan out there) is sticking up for him in the Pau vs. Dirk debate here. And of course, i agree with him. Dirk has a more versatile skill set and is dangerous from anywhere that counts on the court (and yes, that includes the herky-jerky moves in the post). As for him not playing D, please, that’s like the 2nd longest running cliche attached to the man, alongside “he’s soft”, total BS. But of course when speaking of accomplishments, Pau has Dirk licked: on every level (and you have no idea how much that fact irritates me. I hates me some whiny-Pau)

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Kap
    I think Bosh and Gasol are both second tier guys, and I think they are pretty much equal. That’s been my contention from the beginning
    I think Dirk is a low level first tier guy. He’s not on the KG or Duncan in their prime level, but he’s a legit best player on your team kind of guy. And, I still think he’s playing at that level, which means he’s better than Gasol.
    And Memphis had talent. They didn’t have stars, but they had legit NBA talent, and Hubie Brown ran a platoon system that got a lot of players time. Gasol’s numbers were NOWHERE near Bosh’s. Bosh has had multiple seasons of 22 and 10, Gasol has never done that. In fact, after his second year, when he averaged 16.8, Bosh have never averaged fewer than 20 points a game. NEVER. And he’s put up comparable or better rebounding numbers to Gasol his whole career.
    Gasol has better assist numbers now, and has always had a better shooting percentage. I think tha’ts a function of Bosh being more of a jump shooter. The truth is, Bosh has been to the playoffs twice, he’s never been swept, and the last time he went, he averaged 24 and 9. Clearly, Bosh as the “man” played better.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    So Darksaber just proved my point of people only thinking Dirk is superior bc of his offense. Gasol has dominated on every level like Darksaber said so that is a testament to his rank as #1 PF in league. And Dirk is the epitome of soft.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Dark
    I don’t think Pau has Dirk licked for accomplishments.
    You put Dirk and Kobe on the same team, and I’m damn near certain they make the Finals and win two rings. I mean, come on, you give Dirk a player who is a bonafide superstar who also is willing to carry the load as far as being clutch, and I think Dirk is a multiple champion. He’s never had that in dallas, he’s always been asked to be the man.
    Given what he’s had, Dirk has a had a lot of success. He’s had some epic failures as well, but he’s had some clutch success.
    Pau, as the man, has never had that. Seriously people, y’all are really underestimating how playing with Kobe can make life easier for a somebody with talent.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    ok, i’m going to turn on caps lock for this.
    PAU NEVER DOMINATED IN THE NBA BEFORE HE MET KOBE. NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER. NEVER.
    Stop saying that. He doesn’t even dominate now, his team wins games. 18 and 11 is not dominating. If Bosh puts up those exact same numbers this year, people are going to say its only because he plays with Lebron and Wade.
    Gasol did NOTHING with Kobe. NOTHING. Seriously, stop making excuses for his talent. He had decent players, and even with bums, there is no excuse for losing 12 straight times. None.
    Gasol is just as soft as Dirk. Gasol can’t hold Dirk’s jock as a franchise player. Dirk has been through fire. Sometimes he wilts, other times he kills. It just depends. But Gasol has never been the Man, and carried a team. And that’s important.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Allenp
    You cannot deny that fact that Gasol wins only every level he plays: Worlds, Olympics, Euroleague, and NBA. That means something. I don’t buy into stats like I have said plenty of times because of 1.) Conference and 2.) talent around the players bc Gasol played with Wright and Swift who were descent maybe good rebounders and the offense in Memphis was more team oriented than Toronto which would explain difference if pts. My point is that the guy wins everywhere he goes including Memphis, he made them a 50 win team in West. Has Bosh ever won 50 games in a season??? NO

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Look at Gasol’s playoff numbers before joining Kobe. They were abysmal. Freaking abysmal.

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Speaking of Gasol: replace Marc with Chris and we’d still be the “Big(ger) Three”. Chris is def overvaluing his “brand”.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Now you sound high Cheryl.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^Allenp..
    “Gasol is just as soft as Dirk.”
    …….uhh……….dont…….think…….so…bud..
    gasol goes hard bro.. he boards way, way, way, better than dirk.. dirk grabbed 7.7 boards a game last season whereas pau collected 11.3 boards a game.. thats a huge difference

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    C_Cantrell.
    In the playoffs, before he met Kobe, Paul actually had a year where he averaged 5 boards a game, followed by a year with 7 and then 8.
    If you look at their careers, Dirk had a down year as far as rebounds, while Pau had a career high.

  • chingy

    Co-sign Allenp.

    I’ve watched Bosh since he entered the league. The guy’s a talent. Tdot’s gonna miss him. BUT, he’s not the best PF in the league, that belongs to Dirk. Until Bosh learns to play some man-on-man D, he’s second to Dirk (yes, Dirk’s not great on D, but Bosh is worse, trust me). Bosh is pretty good at help-side D, that’s where he gets his blocks. He developed and showed a baby hook that past year so he’s trying to play more on the inside. He still has a deadly midrange. That’s when he is at his best, face up, 15 foot out; play him tight he goes right by you, play him off he shoots the J. I think he’s ahead of Gasol who I greatly respect.

  • chingy

    But yes, all this “Look at me” from Bosh has annoyed me.

  • Toni Kukoc

    will the real EBOY please stand up!

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com zee!

    He’s already jinxed himself. He’s gonna either get robbed in Miami trying to stunt too hard, get injured in Miami for trying to stunt too hard, or just not live up to his contract. All three option could happen. And they probably will….

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    He needs to legally change his name to “And Bosh”

  • Jon

    Wow. I really loved Bosh as a humble raptor seeking superstar status, seeking all-star votes all while being humble. Now he’s bangin on about his brand?!?! His brand?! What is that? Skinny lanky dude riding Wade and LBJ? C’mon Bosh, you’re the coolest of the 3 guys and this just ruined it. You’re an idiot.

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

    Well we just had a 1 Hour Special, a rally and event at a stadium, numerous press conferences, and the most hyped up, documented and written about period of free agency in sports history… SO WE NEED ANOTHER F*CKING DOCUMENTARY MADE JUST FOR THIS?!

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

    Co-sign Allenp on everything about Pau Gasol. And since when was Pau Gasol considered best power forward in the league? Oh yeah, never. If Lakers fans seriously think that, they’re talking out their backsides.

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

    And co-sign The Champ 3:31 pm TWO TIMES.

  • simon

    Dude…a home movie does NOT equal a documentary…save it for the trip down memory lane DVD nights. Now, if Ellin was behind it, and Ari Gold was starring in it…you may be onto something.

  • New-tral

    It’s funny how the term “douche” is used to describe a person acting in a certain way. We all just to call it being “American”. The arrogance shown by these 3 has been nothing but disgusting. I expected it from James, not from Wade though, and as for Bosh he should just shut his mouth until that tip off because he hasn’t done anything to justify his self pro claimed greatness.Are all their massive egos not satisfied.Why the need to parade around like a bunch self obsessed assholes.I hope Boston beat them next year and Chicago the for next years after. Lebron should have gone to New York, that would of been the best option overall.Anyway it’s done and all i can say now is this Circus has been going on for only two weeks and i’m sick of it.

  • LB

    This entire “branding” concept is beyond annoying. Get over yourselves.

  • LB

    Miami Heat. Please fail. Thank you.

  • Rob Paxon

    Is this dude gonna come out with his own ‘brand’ of kneepads for one to wear while servicing Wade? Can’t wait for the season to start so that things can be 60% basketball and only 40% ‘brand’.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    @ Teddy the Bear…Lots of experts consider Gasol the best PF in the league buddy and its not just Lakers fans.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    So you have 2 PF that are 7 feet, one avgs 11 rebs and 2 blks and the other avgs 7 rebs and less than one blk but the one who averages 7 rebounds and less than one blk is the better player and more aggressive. That is insane. Then you have a guy who has never won anything and put up nice numbers on a bad team and then you have a player who wins everywhere he goes and puts up nice numbers but the latter is the better player according to you guys. I done with this argument because you guys are only choosing the player thats more exciting while Gasol is laidback and always takes his time and doesn’t do too many highlight plays. The championships, stats, and wins for LA, Mem, Spain speak for themselves. The guy is very skilled and most importantly a winner. That is what defines “being the best”.

  • T-Money

    Kap: seriously, stop. We saw what Pau was as a #1 option. Let’s just agree that he was no Dirk and call it a day. We get it: The Lakers are better than the Mavs; Spain is better than Germany; Regal Barça is better than DJK Wurzburg. Your excitement factor argument is way off-base. They’re both as unexciting. Dirk is just better than Pau.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Hahaha, yeah Kap, Dirk sure is a regular on the top 10 highlight plays every week. Verrrrry exciting, nearly rivals the electricity of Wade or say a Bron. Thats why we value Dirk over the whiny one. Yup, no other reason. (kinda glad i don’t frequent slamonline that often recently, the ‘discussions’ used to make sense back in the day, now a player who plays through injury, constant hacking/intimidation tactics is being labeled as ‘the epitome of soft’. Meanwhile the guy who screams for fouls seconds before he even gets touched is a tough player. Dirk-bashing at it’s best.)

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    And T-Money knows more about ballers than Kap. ’nuff said.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I was referring to the jumpshots and tough shots Dirk makes in comparison to Gasol.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    We are also seeing what’s happening with Dirk as the # 1 option. Dirk has been a #1 option for ten yrs now while Gasol was # 1 option for like 4 yrs. Gasol did his thing while he was in Memphis and now in LA. Dirk and the Mavs are constantly getting upset in playoffs and their leader is soft and cannot truly carry a team. I’m comparing the two players according to now and not the past.

  • Mellmeister

    what? BRAND? hahahahaha! i think the only brand he endorses is “SOUL GLOW” for braids… HAHAHAHAHA! f***in’ RuPaul of the HARDCOURT acting up like he’s good. he’s overpaid and doesn’t deserve a max contract, he was the clear winner of them 3 knuckleheads in MIA… both wade and LBJ are winners… him… i don’t know. and PAU is way better, DIRK too… oh f**k i would even put Amare ahead of him. :)

  • T-Money

    WHAT “THING” DID GASOL EXACTLY DO IN MEMPHIS?!

  • vtrobot

    Dirk >>> Gasol. Haven’t seen much of Bosh during the last couple years (2 games vs. the C’s each year – do they show Raps games on national TV?), but the clips that I saw when he was playing with superstars during the olympics looked really good. Those two things are really all I know.

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