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Carlos Boozer’s words motivated Chris Bosh, a little

May 23, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

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Back before the series, Carlos Boozer said that the Miami Heat have two great players. Which was taken as a dig at Chris Bosh. Because it was.

Chris Bosh finally addressed it after dropping 34 points on Boozer and the Bulls in Game 3 (he also dropped 30 in Game 1). Well he kind of addressed it. It’s a bit wishy-washy.

Here is what he told the Miami Herald:

“Not really,” he said (when asked if the comments bothered him). “We’ve been through so much in the regular season, that comments don’t really affect me too much. You can find inspiration in all different ways.

“It does nothing but help. I think about it when I’m shooting.”

So it’s not a big deal, he doesn’t think about it… except when he is shooting. Okay.

If it was the comments, the Heat need to find a way to get Dirk Nowitzki to say something similar soon. Just thinking ahead.

  1. egls7 - May 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Game 4? i thought it was game 3

  2. mnsportsfan - May 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    He had been soft all year and then you wake a sleeping giant. He obviously has skill based on prior years stats. Why say anything. It was just not a smart move by Boozer.

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  3. Justin - May 23, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Yeah game 3. Haha nice catch egls7. My comment won’t show up though I bet for some reason they don’t anymore

  4. readysethike - May 23, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    That means it took him 3 games to get motivated? Boozer said those comments before the series started

  5. danvoges - May 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    previous poster, where are you getting this “three games to get motivated” idea from? he dropped 30 in game 1.

  6. thetooloftools - May 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Boozer looks old and slow.

    • southbeachtalent - May 23, 2011 at 4:37 PM

      Yep its the big 1 over there in chicago. Hell I’ll take Deng all day over Boozer as the second option.

  7. sha013752 - May 23, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    U are rite about the bull and derrick rose for them to beat the heat it about team work every body need to step up beside derrick rose

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