Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  44 responses

Chris Bosh on Game 3: ‘My Emotions Got the Best of Me’

Bosh admitted that the enormity of the moment intimidated him a bit, but promises to bounce back in Game 4. From ESPN: “When the Miami Heat came on the floor 15 minutes before Game 3′s tipoff Saturday night the arena was darkened and the seats at TD Garden were full. On the videoboard above, the Boston Celtics were shown outside their locker room jumping up and down as the theme from Rocky pulsed from the loud speakers. It was intimidating and that was before anyone had even broken a sweat. Most arenas are rowdy in the playoffs and in Boston it’s tradition. The intensity of that atmosphere got to Chris Bosh, something he admitted when looking back on his first road game in the second round. Bosh said nerves were a major factor in perhaps his worst game of the season, a six-point, five-rebound effort in 30 minutes in the Heat’s 97-81 blowout loss. ‘Given all the elements that were out there last night … they were so hyped,’ Bosh said. ‘My emotions got the best of me early on and it kind of dictated what I was doing for the rest of the game.’ In the first moments of the game, Bosh came off a standard pick-and-roll with Dwyane Wade and had an open mid-range jumper from the wing. Although this is a routine part of Miami’s offense, Bosh hesitated and passed up the open jumper and tried to force the ball back to Wade. Bosh’s pass was off target and in traffic and went for a turnover. For Bosh, it was just downhill from there. He was worked over by Kevin Garnett, who had 28 points and 18 rebounds, and was ineffective on the offensive end. ‘I was not trusting my game,’ Bosh said. ‘The toughest thing to do in hostile environments is not just to trust your teammates but to trust yourself. Trust things you’ve been doing all your life.’”

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  • Tupack Shackur

    This dude is softer than Cottonelle.

  • Letmetellu

    Bosh u a lil female dog..I swear I wish Bron, Wade, and Dirk would’ve hooked up in MIA

  • Zabba

    I don’t care what they say, Lebron and Wade must’ve felt regret at least once during this season for picking up Bosh. At least once during the playoffs, in fact.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    No they didn’t….Kevin Garnett did, bit*h. You looked like a virgin about to get gang ra*ed everytime dude closed space on you. Get your f*cking well-read mind right or sit the f*ck down.

  • ripslam

    I’m thinking that his playing like crap got the better of him.

  • Fat Lever

    He just gave KG even more ammo to come out like Peter Griffin’s boss and just go crazy. Bosh to KG is like a lamb to a lion at this point.

  • giogolo

    Sposh has got to go. Nene nene nene nene…

  • feez22

    SIGH…. this guy bosh seriously doesn’t know when to stfu. in fact, bosh only won in boston during the big 3 was there ONCE in toronto… and jose calderon carried that performance. If bosh dominates garnett tonight this will all be forgotten. We all know he won’t. bosh you puss stfu.

  • marc

    Why would he come out and say this? KG is going to destroy him tonight and probably make him cry.

  • Zabba

    KG is going to feast on Bosh’s testicles.

  • LeBron de Con

    RuPaul (Bosh) jumps my stick better than Eboy

  • Tommy

    haha i love how the heat revive their crying issues everytime they get outhustled and outplayed.

  • JTaylor21

    Dude lost a fight with his feminine side.

  • vtrobot

    I’ve never seen someone say this many things that they shouldn’t have said in one season. Give Joe-L his minutes when they play in BOS.

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    Calm the F4@K down people, its one game. Pussies dont make it to the NBA. jeezzzuss

  • Riggs

    One did.

  • T-Money

    Could there be such a thing as being TOO honest? If CB doesn’t have his ish together tonight, I’m not completely opposed to going Rio-Wade-JJ-Bron-Joel.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Yea..KG is completely shutting Bosh down while getting it done on the other end. It amazes me how he averaged 20+ and 10 last year but now can only muster up a 6 and 5.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics Byebye

    Letmetellu I was hoping for that too dirk or stat would’ve been insane to deal with I was wondering why he was shaking his head all day trying to get the cobwebs out of his pus_y he needs to put in a tampon instead of the maxi pad if u bleeding bosh take some Tylenol an put a cold rag on your head
    He has to be traded

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    that was a horrible game by bosh but is it really worse than his 1-18 performance against chicago? 1-18!! really!?

  • http://bugmarley.com Bug Marley

    Give a random SLAM commenter Bosh’s height and basketball skills and let that lady play and the Heat would easily win the chip.

  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Hahaha, great comeback by Riggs.
    It’s the simple things.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    And CRY …
    Like a BOSH!


    This guy man…it’s like everyday, I’d respect him if he just came out already. It would be a good look for the gay community. C’mon son!

  • AD

    lol at all the comments but this is the difference between good players and great players….. good players get nervous great players don’t… buttt lebron get nervous too.. he just smart enough not too admit it

  • juguman

    For the season, Bosh averaged 18.8ppg and 8.5 rebounds. For the playoffs so far, he’s averaged 16.1ppg and 9.1ppg.

    One bad game.

  • robb

    “RuPaul of the big men” is an understatement. What a p*ssy.

  • Dagger

    AD: everyone gets nervous, it’s how you handle and channel those nerves that matters. A lot of that comes down to preparation and experience. Fact is Bosh has rarely been in the playoffs and has never been in a situation like this. Chances are he’ll learn with time. Either way saying this to the media is a stupid move, but that’s nothing new for Bosh this year.


    that was a horrible game from Bosh yes. But he only took 6 shots. He needs to be more aggressive and stop being so passive. And why isn’t Bosh getting anymore iso. He used to feast on that in toronto. Wade and Lebron need to look more for him and stop jacking dumb lonnng 3 pointers.

  • http://nba.com EJ

    Women are more emotional.

  • 1982

    Does anyone besides his mother think Bosh can play at this point? Start Joel Anthony, let Bosh learn something.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Wow, Bosh.
    I mean…DAMN.

  • Heals

    Some things are better left for a diary entry than a beat reporter…

  • AD

    @ EJ my poit exactly. Great players play through the jitters their first playoof games sometimes….. look at wade….. plus CB has no excuse… he been in clutch situations before in the playoffs…. Im a nets fan i seen it … Bosh is just scared

  • toinefan88

    Boston Celtics.

  • flipnoyce

    More like KG got the best of him and then some….. I hope the C’s do it again tonight. Miami has no presence down low and K.G exposed that in game 3.

  • MikeC.

    I wonder if Pat Riley ever looks back on last summer and thinks: “Hmmmm, instead of signing Bosh, I could have probably traded Beasley and a 1st-rounder to the Wolves for Love and then used the rest of Bosh’s money to fill out the bench”.
    That would have been a true Exec of the Year move. As a Knicks fan, I’m glad the Heat are stuck with Bosh for the duration so there will always be a weak link to go after.

  • Yesse

    I thought Gasol was soft.

  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ Speedy

    Man the Garden was darkened and the Celtics were jumping in the huddle. I wouldn’t expect that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Chris Bosh looks like “Reptar” from the show Rugrats.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics Byebye

    Well reading our comments bosh is either gonna cry again
    We all know who was crying now don’t we smh
    Of come out hard like 8 ball and mjg

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0


  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Eff this Oprah ish, said Spoelstra.
    Trainer, how’s Haslem feeling? 30%? good, i’ma play him tonight.

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

    Talk about h@te… 20 and 11 tonight. Heat up 3-1. Notice that this is the last comment of the night.