Chris Bosh Says the Miami Heat are Trying to Create a Dynasty

by September 26, 2012

Though the abdominal strain he suffered during last season’s Playoffs nearly ruined everything for Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat, Bosh feels that the injury is completely behind him now. The focus going forward, Bosh says, is trying to create a dynasty in South Beach. From the AP: “The abdominal injury that nearly ended his season – and probably would have doomed Miami’s title chances – is behind him now, Bosh said. But when things looked most bleak, when the Heat lost two straight games to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals after he got hurt, Bosh was preparing himself for a long offseason without a championship to savor. ‘I thought it was over,’ Bosh said. ‘I didn’t want to fully emotionally invest myself anymore because I didn’t want to get hurt like last year when we lost the finals. I kind of had a letdown. I’m not going to lie. I was defeated. And then my wife came to me and said, ‘You know, you said things were going to look bad, but you have to keep going.’ […] The biggest key for him now is not feeling the same sort of pain he felt when he got hurt while dunking in Game 1 of the second-round series with Indiana. It’s been his biggest priority this summer, and will stay that way. ‘It’s behind me. But I still have to pay attention to stretching and strengthening all the muscles in the core around it and everything,’ Bosh said. ‘It’s something that I just can’t forget about. I’m not sure if I can re-aggravate it but I’m sure, just like anything, it has the potential to be chronic. If we stay on top of it and continue to do the proper treatment, proper stretching and proper strengthening, I don’t see it being an issue.’ […] ‘Winning a championship is only the beginning for this group, and we have to look at it that way,’ Bosh said. ‘We have to look at it as we’re trying to have a dynasty. I think that’s the next thing. The only way you can do that is to have more than one championship. I look at it as a five- to six-year increment, where we’re trying to win as many as possible.'”