Chris Bosh is a big part of the reason that the Miami Heat are doing as well as they have been this season. Although the contribution of Dwayne Wade and LeBron James to the team’s top-10 offense and defense can not be denied, Bosh has remained a solid competitor, helping his team win on a consistent basis.
This should not be much of a surprise, given the fact that the 28-year-old has been a talent in the basketball world since his high school days.
Born March 24th, 1984 in Dallas, Texas, the young man attended Lincoln High School in that city. In 2002, while attending Lincoln, Bosh was named Texas Mr. Basketball. He briefly went on to the Georgia Institute of Technology, but left after just one year to pursue his dream of becoming a star in the NBA. Bosh was selected in the first round (fourth selection overall) by the Raptors in 2003. The following year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was first named to the NBA All-Star team in 2006. Bosh was part of the team that won the bronze metal in 2006 during the FIBA World Championship in Japan, and the gold-metal-winning U.S. Olympic team in 2008.
Bosh spent his first eight years with the Toronto Raptors before coming over to the Heat in 2010. While with the Raptors, he earned the distinction of becoming the team’s all-time high-scorer. There, he largely supplanted Vince Carter as the player loved far and wide by his fans.
An eight-time NBA All Star, the power forward was part of his first (and so far, only) NBA championship team with the Heat in 2012, when that team won the series over the Thunder four games to one.
The 6′ 11”, 235-pound star player has played in nearly 700 games, while averaging just over 36 minutes of play per contest. He has put up career numbers of only nine rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.
However, his style is not dependent on the rebound. He shows a very casual relationship to the practice, and he does not have much of a post-up game, apart from a decent pump fake and face-up jab-step. He has the ability to play with an automatic jump shot, and excels at isolation play, despite the fact that the Heat rarely utilize such a strategy with Bosh, usually favoring James or Wade for such plays.
Chris Bosh is set to earn over $17,500,000 for his play in 2013. Married in 2001 to Adrienne Nicole Williams, Bosh has one young daughter, four-year-old Trinity Bosh.
Want to know exactly how Chris Bosh lives? That will cost you $45,000 a month – the amount that the basketball star charges to lease Villa Cielo, his home in the Pacific Palisades. The 1.73 acre property has six bedrooms, eight baths, and 10,000 square feet of living space.
Chris Bosh is one of the most talented players in the game, and he’s only getting hotter.
(U.S. Air Force photo)