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Chris Bosh Explains Why He’s ‘Comfortable’ With His Legacy on Miami Heat
- Updated: September 18, 2019
In an interview with Forbes’ David Ramil, Bosh explained why he is proud of his accomplishments in Miami despite being relegated to third-best status when he played alongside LeBron James and Dwyane Wade for four years.
“While it’s clear that Bosh is still strongly connected to basketball and the Heat, he admits that his perspective has changed as a result of ‘being away from the game a little bit,’ particularly when recalling his own career,” wrote Ramil. “His impact is often dismissed by casual fans, particularly as his production lessened alongside Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in Miami.
“But he’s comfortable with his time in the NBA and his legacy, even if understanding it comes late or not at all. ‘The story’s there. I was able to have big moments. The proof is in the work, even if it takes time for people to understand. … If people wanna dive into it, they can. They can dissect it. I’m proud of it. It’ll live on forever.’”
Though he isn’t a career leader in any of the franchise’s all-time records, he is in the top 10 in several categories. He ranks fifth in total points (6,914) and points per game (18.0), seventh in total rebounds (2,816), ninth in rebounds per game (7.3), sixth in field goals made (2,595) and seventh in total blocks (332).
During his time with the Heat, Bosh shot 49.6 percent from the field overall and made a respectable 34.4 percent of his shots from three-point territory.
He also had a number of memorable moments, but the biggest may have been his rebound in the final seconds of the fourth quarter in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals.
The Heat were facing elimination against the San Antonio Spurs in that game. If not for Bosh’s huge rebound off of a missed three by James, Ray Allen would not have made the game-tying three that sent the game into overtime, where the Heat eventually won the game.
Bosh saved the Heat’s season as much as Allen did at that moment, even though few people talk about it. Nevertheless, Bosh is happy with his accomplishments and the proof of his legacy is in the record books.