Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  29 responses

Chris Bosh Enjoys ‘Shutting Up’ His Critics

Bosh seems to have figured things out in Miami, and is having a grand ol’ time making the haters eat their words. From the Herald: “Against the Knicks, it was Dwyane Wade’s 40 points that got most of the attention, and deservedly so. But Chris Bosh had a huge impact in keeping the Knicks distant in the third quarter, scoring 10 of his 18 in the third, looking confident the whole time. It’s further proof that his slow start was basically an anomaly, and that he is rounding into the player that we’ve been used to watching while he was with the Raptors. Bosh has been steady, basically, since that 35-point outburst against the Suns. But he’s showing signs of having more explosive games like that. The best part is, Bosh is looking and sounding confident. He said before Tuesday’s game against the Knicks that he’s basically going all LeBron on everyone, trying to prove the doubters wrong. The only difference between him and LeBron James is that Bosh’s haters showed up after the early portion of the season, when Bosh was coming up small on occasion. ‘For some reason, people think I can’t play basketball,’ Bosh said. ‘It gives me an added sense of motivation. I feel in those situations, I have a chance … to go out there and do well, because I know people are watching — just to shut them up. Just to be frank.’”

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  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    “Bosh dunk The best part is,” Somebody need help with copy/paste?

  • Mvp23100

    The man got G no lie The same thing people knock his game for is what makes him great


    There you go Bosh. After those silly stats from the start of the season, you bounce back shutting all the doubters.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon


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  • d.macaroni

    Of course he can play…your harshest critics just think you’re a dick!

  • bashmo

    how is bosh a “dick”…he is known for being one of the more softspoken dudes in the L and did not really garner much attention throughout his entire career from a media standpoint with the raps. Now that the lights are really shining, he’s taking full advantage and balling hard out there. One of the top 3 PF in this league for sure…

  • http://google c_cantrell

    any of my SLAM friends have any random authographed nba stuff that yal would like to get rid of? there is a hospital not too far from where i live that is full of children who know their days are numbered.. sometimes athletes come to see them but not very often.. but giving them something autographed by a pro (of any sport really) just puts such a huge smile on thier face and delight in thier hearts.. it just makes thier day yal.. so do something special and make yourself a blessing to someone else much less fortunate.. if anyone is interested just leave a comment and il get you my address somehow and deliver to these kids.. thanks

  • greg

    back when all of us in the t dot were saying he was a top 3 or 5 pf they said we were crazy but now that hes actually on tv the rest of you get the privelige of getting to see his game and how good he really is

  • axel

    He really earned my respect in the xmas game..But they need to figure out a way to beat Orlando or the Celtics..Dampier Ilgauskas,Bosh and Joel Anthony won’t do it this year.

  • Fat Lever

    So the “half” in the “2 And A Half Men” is finally producing like he was expected to do. Great, keep talking, idiot. Let me talk like this at my work about stuff I was expected to do and did it. Him and Lebron need to take a queue from Wade and just shut up and play ball.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    OK, bashmo, do yourself a favor and type in “Chris Bosh” in the search box up in the top right corner of this site, go back and read about all the dumb sh*t he’s said/done over the years, and see if you still think he’s “softspoken”.

  • rashado

    yeah whatever bosh you’re still a brachiosaurus


    He was very soft spoken in Toronto and on the losing end as well. I think all the winning in Miami changed him.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    “Chris Bosh loves shutting up his critics, and wearing silly looking vests when not playing”.

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

    Haters gonna Hate

  • http://thegoodpoint.com Sam Joynt

    Instead of blaberring about shutting up his critics he should just shut up and play.

  • doyouwantmore

    Hey Sam, he was asked a question and answered it. Perfect example of how regardless of what Bosh does, some dumb-ass is going to find something to whine about.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Yeah, shut up the haters. Prove them all that you’re a worthy 3rd banana!

  • John John

    Do it in the playoffs and when it counts Chris and then you’ll silence the “haters”.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Bosh a top 3 PF in the L? A healthy Garnett, Tim Duncan, Dirk, Gasol, Amare just off the top of my head.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    all these people that keep saying “shut up and play” whenever a player says something are soft-brained(yea, i said it, what!) reporters ask questions, players answer. simple

  • spit hot fiyah

    @omphalos add Blake to the list

  • bashmo

    Well currently, without a doubt, Bosh is a top 3 PF…I mean Timmy/KG have had to deal with age and injuries and have reduced roles in their offenses and arent the same players. Dirk, Nowitzki and Bosh make the top 3 IMO..

    And Enigmatic, Bosh has never really been a vocal player in the L, on or off the court. I mean maybe after free-agency began his mouth opened more but thats to be expected at such a time. As a whole he is taking great advantage of his situation and is looking real solid on the court

  • ClydeSays

    I love when players stir isht up by saying dumb things (Couldnt get decent cable in Toronto) get called out by fans, then have a decent string of games and call out the ‘haters’. Whatever Chris. If fake motivation is what gets you out of bed, you go do that…

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

    I like how people factor ideal health into a player’s value (ex. “a healthy KG”). btw, a Shaq with a consistent mid-range jumper is the GOAT

  • bashmo

    fact is fact Huey. Had KG hadnt been injured in 2009 he might be the best PF in the game today, but without a doubt, that setback for him meant oppurtunity for other 4′s spefically Dirk, Pau, Bosh, and they all took advantage of that. Looking at how reduced his role in the offense of Boston is compared to 07-08 and his numbers on the boards/blocks;steals, we can tell that the injury certainly did have an effect. So yes, injuries really do a number on a players value, especially in the case of KG.

  • r2j

    He can play but I still think he’s overrated.