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Chris Bosh says he is serious about the Heat, too

Jun 28, 2010, 9:33 AM EDT

bosh_wade.jpgChris Bosh is not just LeBron James’ lap dog, going wherever he goes and doing whatever he says. No sir.

Chris Bosh is his own man. And would go to Miami to be with Dwyane Wade to prove it, so he tells the Miami Herald.

“Miami is in top contention,” Bosh said during a quiet moment at DJ Irie’s charity golf tournament in Miami Beach. “With the money they have, the cap space they have, the rights on Dwyane [Wade], him possibly staying. And just having a good organization; they are known as a first-class organization. Dwyane is going to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game when it’s said and done.”

LeBron is the big dog this summer, but Bosh may hold the key to titles and everyone knows it. Wade and James both have tried to win largely on their own for the last couple years, and fell short. They see Kobe getting rings with Pau Gasol and realize they need another stud, one in the paint. And Shaq ain’t it anymore.

Bosh is.

Wade could really use him. LeBron may need him. The Knicks could rebuild with him as the man.

And Bosh is sitting there with demand and options. Which is a pretty good place to be.

  1. ocgunslinger - Jun 28, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Don’t forget the Lakers as an option.

  2. Orlando - Jun 28, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Miami-Heat has two players under contract waiting on July 8th, they will need to fill-in their roster with low cap salaried players after they gain/loose the max players they hope to sign, there were 10 un-drafted good players and they couldn’t come-up with a single one, several point guards which is a need position. What is Pat Reilly doing these days?

  3. Jay - Jun 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    I love what you said “Wade could really use him. Lebron may need him”. Wade could really use a number two in Miami. Someone just a little consistency in their game. Lebron needs a number two. Whether he goes to another team or stays in Cleveland he can’t do it without a number two. I was telling people Bosh is the key. He was either going to sign with Wade or Lebron and that combination would be the thing to watch out for next year. The Celtics arent going to be the same next year. Orlando needs a consistent driver and scorer and Cleveland. Well, they’re Cleveland. The more dominate teams are in the West so whatever team makes the most changes this summer has a real legitimate chance of being the fronter runner in the East.

  4. David - Jun 28, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Last I read, the Bulls are going after both him and James. They just cleaned house and now have the money. I am a Cleveland Fan (born in Ohio) and hate to see James leave, but if both go to Chicago with Rose and Nokiam, that would be ring city again.

  5. WarriorEast - Jun 28, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Only 2 teams make sense if any of these max contract players want to win a championship within 1-3 years. That is LA and Miami. Since LA is in a transition, even though they just won again, with the coach potentially leaving, questions about Bynum’s long-term health and Odom’s dissappearing act, it seems that LA could add Bosh and be ready for another run to make it a 3-peat.
    Miami is the other sure fire rout to a championship. All the elements are there and just adding Bosh, resigning Wade and maybe adding another player, not necessarily LeBron, would make them an obvious choice for a championship run.
    New York has one thing going for them…that it is NY. Otherwise, there are too many holes to fill and that could take years as we saw in Cleveland…and even then, you still have to figure out who to add to make it a championship team.
    New Jersey is like the new Dallas Mavericks. A great owner dripping with cash, it is in the NY media market so the ad dollars are there, and they have more players than NY so it would be easier to build the team. Did I mention the owner dripping with cash?!
    But my bet is on Miami and LA. They both have everything and the coaches. I only wonder what will happen with Phil Jackson…will he coach or not. If not, then advantage Miami. And Phil has to figure this out soon if they want to lure one of these free agents. But if LA stands with what they have…they still can make the playoffs, but the championship run will be harder.
    Cleveland..sorry, but you just missed the boat and I don’t see LeBron returning without Bosh signing. Amare is not good enough and he disappears during the playoffs. As the article states, Bosh is the X factor with regard to championship building.

  6. banner18 - Jun 28, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    But, but, but… I thought Bosh was going to team with LeBron and go to Chicago!
    Actually, Bosh to Miami to play with Wade makes perfect sense. I believe Stoudemire and Johnson will end up with the Knicks, and the Bulls will get Boozer.
    None of the reports on LeBron are fooling me in the slightest. I am confident that he will re-sign with the Cavs, and nothing other than LeBron signing on the dotted line elsewhere will convince me otherwise.

  7. lexafan - Jun 28, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    As a Cleveland fan I had hoped Bosh could be placed in a Cavs uniform with Lebron. After watching a film on Lebron’s march to stardom from childhood, I wish Lebron well wherever he goes. He deserves his happiness. If Bosh does go to Miami with a second stud in Wade, where’s Lebron go? I hate to think Bulls but it’s probably his best move to win. Miami would be a power in the East with Wade and Bosh that will compete for the top prize immediately.
    The Cavs? rebuild what! with who? It’s a scary future for sure but I love Cleveland with all it’s faults.

  8. Derek - Jun 28, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    I’m a Heat fan. If we can get Lebron and Bosh to come and play with Wade I’ll be a very happy man.

  9. Jim - Jun 28, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    I hate it when people say any team that gets LBJ is a finals contender. That hasn’t been proven to me in the slightest. Sure he can score more points than the rest of his team. They suck! He doesn’t have a ring and is usually out by the end of the 2nd round. LBJ so is over rated.
    If Bosh is smart he’d go with Wade. D-Wade has a ring already. He’s proven he can get there with the right pieces. Where no matter how many pieces the throw at LBJ, the only thing that is really thrown are his play-off games when King baby James gets frustrated.

  10. THE-G - Jun 28, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    How incredible would it be to see LeBron and Dwyane Wade in the same uniform, throwing each other alley-oops and taking turns dominating games!? Miami also can afford a third star, and rumors are flying that Chris Bosh will join LeBron and Wade in South Beach. The 3 of them alone would average 75 to 80 points a game easily and with those 3 it honestly doesn’t matter who else is on the team!

  11. luffy - Jun 29, 2010 at 1:14 AM

    No, no, no, no… Bosh should not be on the Lakers. The LA team doesn’t need anyone right now but to have Phil Jackson again next season + LA already has Snoop Dogg, no need for a look-a-like lizard. The Lakers just have to be healthy next season and there goes your 3peat, even 4peat if they manage to get Kirk Hinrich…
    Going back, Bosh should just be on Miami, his statement just showed his love for money. Yeah go to Miami and team up w/O’neal again and mess up the whole team…

  12. shelly - Jun 29, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    That is good ~but ,a little crazy……….

  13. G - Jul 1, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Bosh will agree to join Wade sometime today and Lebron will be next to form The Dream team. Lebron will take less but will make it up in endorsements.

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