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Bosh says real men cry, Kobe should have been kicked out of the gym

Mar 17, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

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I’m not sure why the alleged crying in the Heat locker room is still an issue, but it is for some. To me it showed they cared, I’d be more concerned as a Heat fan if they were joking and blasting Drake in the locker room after a last-second loss. (Actually, I’d be concerned if they were blasting Drake regardless if the circumstances.)

On the Dan LeBatard Show on 790 The Ticket in Miami (via Sports Radio Interviews), Bosh addressed crygate again and was not apologizing.

“Any player who says they haven’t cried over basketball, they’re lying. … It’s emotions. That don’t make you weak. It doesn’t make you weak as a man or as a player. That just shows how bad you want to win. It really doesn’t matter at the end of the day.”

Aside that, Bosh mostly says in the interview all the usual “we’re still trying to come together” stuff (and this interview was prior to the loss to the Thunder).

The only other really interesting thing he said was about Kobe Bryant shooting for 90 minutes at American Airlines Arena after the Heat beat the Lakers.

“I have no problem with guys wanting to get better, but if you think that any of us were going to be able to shoot on the Staples Center court for 90 minutes, you would be totally mistaken. I don’t think they should have allowed him to do that. … We should’ve shut the lights off.”

  1. loungefly74 - Mar 17, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    well…i guess the mystery of who was crying in the heat’s locker room is solved now!
    kobe has a golden pass. when bosh wins a few titles, he’ll have one too.

  2. savocabol1 - Mar 17, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    You’re right Bosh, no one would let you shoot after the game at a vistor’s place. Because you are not worth anyone’s time.

    • therookie773 - Mar 18, 2011 at 12:47 AM

      Plus he would probably miss all the shots

  3. dolphinatic - Mar 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    It only matters if the heat make the finals. Then Kobe having the xtra time, sweet 1 on 1 time with the hoop will matter. Probably already feels like a home basket to him after 90 mins, this is the black mamba we are talking about.

  4. denverhoopdreams - Mar 17, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    I wonder if Bosh uses Lebron and D-Wades scarfs to cry into?

    • musilly - Mar 17, 2011 at 5:10 PM

      You know it. Everybody who’s anybody knows that in South Beach ostrich tears are the new hot accessory.

      • denverhoopdreams - Mar 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM

        Did you read that article where Bosh said he likes Wade’s and LeBron’s styles because they have all the cool belts and scarves. It had me dying laughing.

      • denverhoopdreams - Mar 17, 2011 at 6:50 PM

        By the way, I can’t hate Bosh too much. He’s getting me 10 boards a game in the playoffs of my fantasy league right now! What what?

    • musilly - Mar 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM

      Ha, no, didn’t read that article but it doesn’t surprise me. I don’t think that he’s a “bad guy” or a bad player–but he does/says so many absurd things, how can you resist making fun?

      • denverhoopdreams - Mar 17, 2011 at 7:34 PM

        Right? Definitely a good guy. I was telling a friend, some of these players need to hire Public Relation Specialists, and just ask them before they say or tweet anything if its a good idea. I think I could do that pretty well and I’m sure I’d make about 100k a year doing so! Haha.

  5. goforthanddie - Mar 17, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    As big an ass as Kobe is, he has actually accomplished something. That’s why he was allowed to do it-nobody had the baals to make him leave. Maybe Cry Baby will receive the same treatment one day if LePunk/DWade win him a ring.

  6. carlosroman - Mar 17, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    You want to know why He’s Allowed?? he’s the closest thing we got to MJ right now, Mr. air apparent, played against MJ as a teenager, reggie miller, lebron,wade etc etc, the guy has 5 championships, MVPs, broken milestones, under he’s belt, how many do you got Bosh? any owner of any arena on the NBA would let Kobe Bryant shoot hoops any day of the week and twice on sunday just because he’s Kobe

  7. - Mar 17, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    OK Here’s really why Kobe stayed on court. He was letting off steam. It was his way of figuring out what went wrong. it had nothing to do with the Heat. Only his was of getting all his thoughts and emotions in order. He also knows he didn’t play his best so was probably upset at himself. But of course Bosh, who of course couldn’t understand all this because his team is a bunch of babys has to make his good victory into something petty.Kobe is the most determined and mentally strong player in the world, and if he didn’t do the things that make him great(only he knows what they are), the Lakers would be down 5 rings and Kobe would be known as a good player on whatever team. #WHINING!!

  8. fouldwimmerlaik - Mar 17, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Bosh, unless you have got at least the fingers of one hand all adorned with the blings YOU MAY NOT switch those lights off.

    And you know what? Bird, Magic, Jordan and Russell could. But they won’t. Great champion players like them know where Kobe is coming from. Apparently, you don’t know Jack.

  9. daylenjei - Mar 17, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Maybe Kobe should have shut down 24hr Fitness…that would have gotten more attention!

  10. progress2011 - Mar 17, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Detroit and Boston would not have allowed Jordan to shoot shots 90 minutes after the game ! Even after he’d won several championships.
    McHale, Ainge, Parrish and Bird would have taken all the balls, shut the lights off and called security. Laimbeer, Mahorn, Sally, Dumars would have threatend bodily harm to M.J.

    It’s about defending your house ! Demanding respect at your house ! It’s only entertainment but even dumb jocks have to have to something to stand for !

    But this msnbc blog is tracked heavily by laker band-wagoners ! So, they will always wash kobe’s jock, no matter how soiled it is.

    • dolphinatic - Mar 17, 2011 at 10:02 PM

      Im a laker fan and I agree with you. Thumbs up. They should have called the bomb squad to get him outa there though, Cause he is just too damn explosive not to be handled with extreme caution.

    • fouldwimmerlaik - Mar 18, 2011 at 2:06 AM

      Listen. Given your context, it would have been disrespectful if the Lakers WON the game and Kobe still did the extra practice.

      And none of that bovine fecal matter of “Laker band-wagoners.” You’re just envious of the fact that the Lakers franchise have consistently been relevant and winning championships through the decades. How about your team?

      Unlike some one-hit wonder franchise…

      And you know what? You’d be a “band-wagoner” too if your chosen team would have accomplished what the Lakers has done. So stop being a hypocrite.

      For the record I’d been a Laker fan since the 80’s and also still during the Pfund years in the ’90’s.

  11. fouldwimmerlaik - Mar 18, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    Haven’t it occurred to you, that the real culprit here is the media peeps who covered it? Did Kobe asked them to cover his shootaround like some prepared press con?

    If anything, he was likely disappointed in himself hence the prolonged stay for another shootaround to teach himself a lesson of sorts. That’s how he expressed his disgust over his and his team’s performance. You haters think right away that he did it to insult or disrespect the Heat.

    On the contrary, the Heat and their fans should feel good that they gave Kobe and the Lakers a good smackdown that made Kobe even punish himself for that extra time of practice.

  12. fouldwimmerlaik - Mar 18, 2011 at 2:18 AM

    Besides, I would rather shoot hoops than go to the locker room and cry.

  13. omniusprime - Mar 18, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    South Beach Crybaby Bosh needs to get over it already and move on or he’s just going to get bashed for being such a wimp. Kobe Bryant is the greatest basketball player in the world and he’ll lead the Repeat World Champion Lakers to another Threepeat this June! Eat your heart out South Beach Crybabies you aren’t going to win 7 titles together because you still have to get past the mighty Lakers and you are all a bunch of losers who cry for the refs to bail you out with bogus foul calls instead of earning your victories with hard play and tough defense.

  14. ocgunslinger - Mar 18, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    If Bosh could see through the tears he should have gone out and shagged the balls for Kobe. Maybe he would have picked up some pointers from someone who knows the sacrifices that need to be made in order to have a EARNED a handful of rings. Joining one superstar (Wade) and another ego driven jerk (wonder who?) with a slightly lower contract does not constitute much of a sacrifice or commitment to winning rings. Of course he has NO CLUE.

  15. fouldwimmerlaik - Mar 18, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Kobe is my hero and I have a whole room in my parent’s basement dedicated to him. He can shoot balls anytime he wants.

    Take that Bosh!!!! Arrrrrrrrgh!

    • fouldwimmerlaik - Mar 18, 2011 at 11:19 AM

      ^ Uh oh. There goes the riffraff again, hijacking my name handle. Why don’t you get a life, peepsqueak? Let the real men do the talking here and go back to your sandlot, you clearasil kid.

      You know, your IP addy can be traced and have it banned.


  16. eazye76 - Mar 18, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    This is beside the point, but I don’t get why everyone is acting like the crying showed they cared. Did people honestly doubt the fact they wanted to win when they did this? If they didn’t care about winning they would not have taken less money to play together. They have always been emotional after wins and losses.
    People(including myself) have harshly criticized this team for a lot of things, but I don’t remember heart/desire to win being one of them.

  17. drakost - Mar 23, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    I don’t disagree Boschs’ opinion about crying. At that level of competition it’s more than just physical attributes and technical abilities. The passion and energy that a player exserts must be mind boggling. It’s bound to create an emotional rollercoaster for these players. Usually however, it’s over something like a loss in a playoff game or a championship. Not because your having a bad stretch.

    As far as Kobe getting thrown out… Dude seriously? Think You, Wade, or James would have been tossed out of the American Airlines Arena?

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