TAG: Chris Bosh

Latest News / Oct 30, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Video: Chris Bosh Scores 26 Points, Grabs 15 Rebounds In Miami’s Debut Win

Chris Bosh, Marcin Gortat

So much for Chris Bosh needing LeBron James to succeed. In his first game without The King at his side in four seasons, the Miami Heat’s new franchise player scored 26 points, pulled down 15 rebounds, and dished four assists in his team’s season-opening win over the division rival Washington Wizards. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »

Smack / Oct 10, 2014 / 8:00 pm

LeBron James Calls Recent Comments By Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade “Surprising”

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

The Miami Heat are moving on from LeBron James. Nothing to come out of South Beach in the immediate wake of James’ departure or in the months since have refuted his impact on the organization the past four seasons, or outright chastised him for returning home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But a small war of words has been simmering nonetheless, and grew hotter this week when Chris Bosh said that he hasn’t talked to LeBron since The King’s decision and “doesn’t have much time” for players not on his team. Read More »

Smack / Oct 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Cavaliers, Heat Avoiding Social Engagements In Brazil

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

A common critique of the modern NBA is that it lacks the competitive spirit – hatred is a better word – of the 1980s and 1990s. Players are friends first and opponents second, detractors say. That sentiment passes muster; growing up playing AAU basketball and the presence of social media keep these guys far closer socially than their predecessors. We don’t think that’s a bad thing, but can understand those that enjoy an air of outright vitriol in a basketball game. Might the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat be headed that way? It’s doubtful, but there are signs pointing the game’s newest rivalry is heading that direction. Read More »

Smack / Oct 9, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Chris Bosh Says Playing For Cavs Will Be “Very Difficult” For Kevin Love

Kevin Love, Chris Bosh

Basketball isn’t played on paper. Point guards aren’t pitchers, and centers aren’t goalies. It’s always remiss to expect players on new squads or just-formed super-teams to enjoy the success basic talent levels suggest. The 2007-2008 Boston Celtics are the exception to the rule; the 2010-2011 Miami Heat and certainly 2012-2013 Los Angeles Lakers are the norm. Read More »

Smack / Oct 8, 2014 / 4:45 pm

LeBron James Hasn’t Spoken With Chris Bosh Since He Left Miami

Chris Bosh, LeBron James

The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will face their old teammate, LeBron James, in Rio on Saturday and both the Cavs and Heat are in Brazil taking in the sites — some in walking boots. When Bosh was asked by reporters whether he’s spoken to LeBron since James’ decision to return home, Bosh abruptly said, “No.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” Read More »

Smack / Sep 24, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Chris Bosh Says He’s Excited To Show Heat Fans More Offensive Aggression

Chris Bosh

The Miami Heat didn’t award Chris Bosh a five-year, $118 million contract this summer for him to be the player he was. Erik Spoelstra, Pat Riley, and company expect Bosh to be the player he used to be. And though Bosh has steadfastly maintained that he’s different now than he was as the Toronto Raptors’ franchise cornerstone, he also insists he’s better for that maturation, too. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 22, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Miami Heat Won’t Abandon Small-Ball

Erik Spoelstra

LeBron James was the Miami Heat’s identity over the past four seasons. The inverted offense and hyper-aggressive defense that became the team’s calling-card were certainly bigger than one player, but would still not have been implemented without the singular force Erik Spoelstra frequently called “1-through-5.” It made sense, then, to expect wholesale schematic changes for Miami in 2014-2015 given James’ departure, but apparently Spoelstra and company will stay true to the systems going forward that helped the Heat to so much recent success. Read More »

Smack / Sep 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Dwyane Wade Used A “Hollywood As Hell” Backdrop At His Wedding

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got married over the weekend. Everyone involved with the wedding reportedly signed non-disclosure agreements, so we probably won’t hear much about the actual proceedings. Still, several Instagram photos did make their way online and showed us how Wade turned a Joakim Noah quote into a wedding backdrop. Read More »