Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  45 responses

Chris Bosh: Miami Heat Should ‘Own Up’ to The Decision

Chris Bosh is the most candid (and publicly emotional) of the Big 3 down in South Beach, and tells ESPN radio that the Miami Heat need to own up to mistakes like “The Decision” and move on. From SRI: “Looking back on last year’s free agency and ‘The Decision,’ do you look back and think it could have been done differently or do you just own up to it? ‘I say you own up to it. We all make mistakes. I think anybody would be kidding themselves if they thought they were perfect at anything. I mean why change it? We’ve already went through with everything. Whether good or bad, whether it was a good decision or bad decision, or we should have done this, could of done that, if we would of done this. We are here now. Everything has happened, so let’s just own up to it. Yeah we did it. Yes. If it was a mistake? If I see it as a mistake and here’s the reasons why, but here’s the reasons why it is going to help us in the long run.’ Do you care where you sit in the grand scheme of perception on this Miami Heat team compared to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade? Does any of that eternalize with you? ‘Well, I mean we are human. That stuff kind of bums you out a lot. You try to have thick skin. You have thick skin then. You eventually reach your tipping point where it gets to you. [Scott Van Pelt: Was there a tipping point?] Yeah I mean we reached that. I know me, myself, I reached it a bunch of times because it’s like I like watching SportsCenter or something like that. I may chose not to watch it tonight because we didn’t do too well. I used to watch it as many times, but that’ll get cut down a little bit because I can assume what is going to be said and what is going to happen, so I just let it roll off. At the end of the day we are going to be…like I said it’s hard, it’s tough, but it makes you better. That’s all I really care about.’”

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  • MLK4Life

    People enjoy making fun of Bosh but its obvious that he’s the most humble and the most reasonable guy out of the three.

  • Brahsef

    Like a Bosh…


    lmao chris bosh was cool, only when he was with Toronto. Now hes juss a bosh….

  • SikhWitIt

    I don’t know if the term “humility” can be applied to anyone that would get up on a stage and dance around like a fool before they’ve won anything…

  • bull22


  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lights out

    @MLK: that’s true. most humble, reasonable and likable by a LONG shot.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max


  • Fat Lever

    Anyone else think that was a jumbled mess of an interview? No matter what, if Bosh is your third option, you’re in a good position. As a Sixer fan, we have what should be a third option as our #1. To say I’d rather have a Heat fan’s dilemma than mine, is an understatement.

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  • LA Huey

    Haters gonna hate.

  • Red Star

    @MLK Very true!!!

  • Migs

    I’m with you there, Fat Lever. Was Bosh high when he did this interview? It’s all over the place.

  • treetrunks

    isn’t it really wierd (& hilarious) that everytime you read a post that contains only capital letters you do it with a screaming voice inside you’re head? but i love it, it’s really cool

  • treetrunks

    ^ your head

  • treetrunks

    err..yea…^ weird..

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    people need to chill with the bosh hate…it”s obvious he’s a humble, intelligent person..

  • Waggle

    Eternalize? As in internalize?

  • ComplainMuch?

    Bosh is clearly carrying a lot of mental baggage with his status amongst the “big three”.. I’d say he’s the first to go.. championships or not. I feel for the guy, he seems to be trying to say and do all the right things.
    Sad to score 35 points and all people want to say is how weak and underwhelming you are. Of course, 99.9% of those people complaining couldn’t score 2 points in the NBA, even if they had a chance to do it.. which they don’t. Now I want a shirt that says “Don’t Eternalize Bosh!”

  • JL

    he’s more humble and emotional. but the emotional part just makes him seem soft. tough guys internalizet their emotions! come on bosh. and he had a milk commercial with him and a giraffe. gotta give him props for being self deprecating for humor.


    Bosh is as sweet as pumpkin pie and his interview doesnt make full sense. He contradicts himself in one sentence let alone the rest of the interview. Bosh aint humble. Wasn’t he the one doing the hulk hugan flex on stage with LeChoke and DBrick Wade?


    own up to this bull22 that the Bulls will never be a factor as long your starting 5 includes Rose Noah deng and boozer.

  • zach

    ^^MUBWAR ftw!lmfaoo

  • SikhWitIt

    He is humble in relation to D-Wade and LeBron, but he ain’t humble.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    That’s one of your stupidest comments on here by a long shot.
    I agree that Bull22 has no right to clown the Heat when their team took out ours, but think about what you typed for a second.
    the Bulls will never be a factor as long your starting 5 includes Rose Noah deng and boozer
    Really? So as long as the Bulls have Keith Bogans in their starting five they’ll be aight? So as long as Rose is the Bulls’ starting PG they’re not gonna “be a factor”?
    Now think about what “being a factor” means.
    You don’t think being one of the last four teams left means you’re a factor?
    You don’t think that means they’re championship contenders?
    So in five years when Rose will be 27 and in his prime, Dwyane Wade will be 34 and on the decline and LeBron will be 31 and thinking about his next big contract with another team, you’ll still be willing to bet the Bulls will “never be a factor”?
    C’mon, son.


    sorry enigmatic that comment was solely for a loser named bull22. but let’s be honest wade bosh and lbj are signed for the next 5 seasons. During that time, Heat will probably dominate (the east) fallowed closely by the duo of Amar’e & Melo. I seriously don’t think that the bulls can make the east finals again in the near future.

  • Feez22

    no wonder lebron and wade want bosh traded… this guy doesn’t know when to stfu. He catches feelings like no other. But to the bullstalk im seeing on this comment box… SMH… if there was a time to beat the heat now was the time. Dallas capitalized on a heat team that really didn’t play like a “team”. chicago didn’t since they were playing that “derrick rose shoots 20+ times a game and only musters up 35%” game. The heat have nowhere to go but up. imo, the bulls will be a factor but are they going to beat the heat anytime soon with just one star? Ive been hearing ramblings about the bulls acquiring aaron afflalo. Even so, the problem with the bulls wasn’t stopping dwyane wade. they did that perfectly. It was stopping bosh (ROFL) and lebron. deng did well but… we saw the outcome. As long as the bulls have BOOZER in the starting lineup they will not be serious finals contenders. Its not like boozer is going to actually improve defensively or become tougher instead of having popcorn muscles. The heat i’d presume are about to add a real center (not eddy curry but someone like a nene id think) and a real offense in their second yr together. The bulls hinge solely on rose’s PG development (which isn’t going well… the guy’s PG I.Q. is subpar. gets off on athleticism) and the waning thought that boozer can change. I guess melo to chicago wasn’t that farfetch’d of an idea now was it? Noah was basically a non factor vs. the heat. Chandler was the factor against the heat. Chandler>>>Noah thats the truth plz no more joakim noah hype. he couldn’t even dominate against joel anthony for christ sakes.

  • mdshuai33

    In five years the Leauge’s gonna belong to Rose, Blake Griffin, and KD; and Dwight. Any one of those 4 could be the best player in the L.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    MUBWAR – the Heat will most certainly have every opportunity to dominate the East. If the Bulls don’t add another star, that will definitely be the case.
    But the Knicks? As long as their defense is non-existent, I don’t see them being a threat.
    And sorry if I came across as too harsh towards you.
    @Feez – You’d be hard-pressed to find a Bulls fan willing to defend Boozer these days, but Noah was only healthy the first three months of the season, during which he averaged 14.0 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.6 bpg, 1.1 spg and 51%. Numbers that won’t blow you away, but he was probably the second or third best center in the NBA during that time.
    You obviously only watch the Bulls sporadically cause if you’ve watch enough Bulls games, you’d know how valuable dude is, especially on defense and especially when healthy. I’d take a healthy Noah over a healthy Chandler any day.
    All that stuff about Rose is typical hater talk. No need to address it.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    The Bulls are fine with the team they have. They need a new SG. Thats it. Is boozer everything we laugh about in an NBA player? Yes, but he is also better than we give him credit for. The PF spot is pretty good in Chicago when you factor in the bench with Gibson coming in. Noah is also a very good Center. Top 10 Center. Top 5 when it comes to Defense. If they get Mayo or Afflalo, East Finals most likely. Chance of getting past Miami also.


    since the original air canada(wince) knocked them outta the playoff 10 years ago, things are looking good. The signing of Amar’e was gold. Didn’t agree for them to give half there team away for Melo and then a friend send me this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlsCt2viDxU. Front office is heading a dif direction, hopefully firing demoting that 1 dimensional coach of theirs. And ya if some1 talks ish on the reigning MVP they are haters.


    Looking at the past 5 Champions LA twice with bryant and the 3 7footers, the big 3 of Boston, the big 3 of san antonio and wade shaq morning and the glove in 06. You need multiple stars to win it all and Rose is very lonely in that squad.

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/791470-lebron-james-vs-dwyane-wade-who-is-the-better-player/page/8 nbk

    NY is not winning more then 1 playoff series anytime soon. They play no defense, Carmelo and Amar’e individually drag down entire teams defensively (Look at Denver’s vast defensive improvement after Melo left, and NY was (even more) horrid with Melo on the court, as far as Amar’e goes, his defensive deficiencies are well stated). When they are together? Defense? Forget about it.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The Heat signing Nene is never going to happen.
    The Heat are not signing any other prime superstars. That dream must die. The only hope they have is a reclamation project or a vet with just enough juice left in the tank. No prime big man is taking a pay cut to come to Miami. That is never happening.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    why not allen? nene seems like he’s ready to come to miami at any time… pay cut or not

  • http://Slamonline nbk

    It would have to be a Massive paycut Kid. Like from 10 million a year (20+ mill total) to around 5. And thats assuming the CBA doesnt change at all. 20 million dollar paycut is best case scenario, would you pass up 20 million dollars towards you and your families future?

  • http://Slamonline nbk

    That (20 million total) was supposed to be after, showing the total paycut in a 4 year salary “the new max”. My bad

  • Will Lee

    guys, let’s stop making fun of bosh, he’s humble. Let’s switch the target back to LBJ!!!!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I agree, they should “Own Up” to the lose in the FINALS. LOL

  • O

    Like LeBron told Rose when they eliminated the Bulls, they’re one player away from the Finals. Every game was close until the final minutes when LeBron would clamp down on Rose. No one else picked up the slack. As far as Melo and Amare, i’m sure they’ll be playing with a defensive chip on their shoulders this year and while they might not be lock down defenders, they will improve. Bet that. And i’ve been saying Bosh is a bird since his days in Toronto. Never liked that kid. Nene probably will end up in Miami if he chooses to have a happy and successful career over the most money. But beware of CP3 ending up in NY. That would cause all kinds of problems for Miami and Chicago. That is if we don’t give up another starting 3 players for the man…

  • Heals

    Whoa Bosh may have perspective but humble?!?! Ya’ll must not have peeped his Maxim photo shoot, that fact that he most often talks about himself in interviews (although he can’t help being ask self-specific q’s) or how dude conducts himself in the “spotlight.” I think he is refreshingly honest and genuinely a good guy, but people need to recheck their definitions of humble if Bosh meets the criteria…

  • Gaz

    Miami only ever made the finals due to Slow DFish’s defense back in 2004…

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

    Why didn’t LeBron play D on Jason Terry like he did on Derrick Rose? Because LeBron can’t play off the ball defenses very well… this should be how every team plays him. Whom ever he’s trying to guard (thats a smaller player) just run off screens and if he switched to take a forward/centre just post him up. So many flaws…
    I didn’t understand a single point Chris Bosh was trying to make in that interview.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    “Does any of that eternalize with you? ”

  • bike

    Bosh is starting to sound like someone who is considering a sex change.

  • jufu

    chris bosh is on the heat…?