Prior to the game, former Heat star LeBron James took to social media to shower his close friend and former teammate with love and support.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥MONSTER!!!!!!!! One beautiful game and even better person!! Love that dude they call CB! 🙏🏾💯 https://t.co/o8QZ5TnhN0
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 26, 2019
James also spoke about Bosh’s jersey retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers’ locker room.
“I wish I could be there, man to see that number one go into the rafters.”
Bron shows love and congratulates @chrisbosh ahead of his jersey retirement 🙏
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 26, 2019
“Congratulations to my man C. Bosh, C.B. I mean, listen, I don’t win my championships in Miami without him, without you,” James said. “What he meant to that team all those years that he was down there in Miami. When I was there, my four years, or even the couple years that I was gone. He was a true definition of what professional is all about. It was never about him, it was always about the team. Man I wish I could be there, man. To see that No. 1 (jersey) go into the rafters. I’ll definitely be watching, reposting, retweeting, whatever I gotta do to show my support and my love. C.B. forever.”
James and Bosh joined Dwyane Wade and the Heat in the summer of 2010. Forming what would become known as the Big 3, the three All-Stars succeeded in advancing to four straight NBA Finals, winning two championships along the way.
Now, with his career cut short due to blood clots, Bosh is moving on from basketball for good.
Though Bosh’s career is over, it is great to see that the relationships he made along the way are still thriving.
With Wade set to retire this offseason, soon James will be the only key member of the Big 3 still competing in the NBA.