Sam Mitchell Sees KG When Chris Bosh … Practices

by October 27, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Chris Bosh has done nothing but impress over the last few years. He’s made All-Star teams, appeared in the Playoffs, and even won an Olympic Gold Medal this past summer. All of this, of course, has caught the attention of his hard-to-please head coach, Sam Mitchell.

These days, Mitchell is offering his star forward the highest possible compliment. He sees a former teammate of his when watching Bosh battling day in and day out.

From the Toronto Sun:

“I used to tell him all the time: The difference between Kevin Garnett and 98% of the rest of the league is that Kevin plays like he practises,” Mitchell said. “Chris is getting that. I think that light came on. If you want to be better than just an all-star and take this team to another level, you have to be more like that and he has done that.”

“(Bosh’s) practices now are unbelievable,” Mitchell gushed. “In the past, Chris would come in and, not go through the motions, but do just enough. Now, every possession, every play is 100% all out.”

To which Allen Iverson replied: You must be out of your damn mind.