Chris Bosh is Keeping His Own Rebounding Stats

by January 07, 2013

Rebounding is one of the few blemishes on the Miami Heat’s play this season, and most of the blame has fallen on Chris Bosh. The big man is now keeping track of his own rebounds so that he can defend himself in the press. Per Fox Sports: “I’m just counting them so everybody will get off my back,’ said Bosh, who had nobody on his case after he grabbed nine in Sunday’s 99-71 rout of the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena. ‘That’s really it. That’s why I’m counting them. I’m like, ‘Hey, it was nine today.’ Just a start. And I got to get nine the next game, maybe even 10.’ If the 6-foot-11 Bosh grabbed 10, he would be living up to last season’s prediction, when he spoke of averaging that many a night. He didn’t come close, finishing at 7.9. This season he’s been even worse. He’s averaging 7.6, on pace to be the lowest since he pulled down 7.4 a game as a Toronto rookie in 2003-04. […] ‘The only way we can do a better job on the boards is if each guy challenges himself a little more,’ said Bosh. ‘So I looked at it. I got to challenge myself a lot more than I have been. And I’ll make a better effort on the boards. And it was a pretty decent night.’ […] ‘Life isn’t fair,’ Bosh said when asked if all the criticism he gets regarding rebounding is fair. ‘I’m over that. I don’t really read it. But if we win the rebounding battle, then give me credit. Even if I don’t deserve it, give it to me.'”