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Bosh: Heat have to just own up to “The Decision”

Aug 15, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

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About the start of next season — whenever that is — we should be done talking about “The Decision.” Maybe we won’t be, maybe people will not let it die, but it feels like it should. LeBron James himself has said he would have handled it differently. The event turned all of the nation outside of South Florida against the Heat, but next season it stops being about The Decision and only about if the Heat can live up to their potential as a team.

As a team, the Heat just need to own up to the decision and move on.

That’s not what I say, that’s what Chris Bosh said on Scott Van Pelt’s show on ESPN Radio (via Sports Radio Interviews).

“I say you own up to it. We all make mistakes. I think anybody would be kidding themselves if they thought they were perfect at anything. I mean why change it? We’ve already went through with everything. Whether good or bad, whether it was a good decision or bad decision, or we should have done this, could of done that, if we would of done this. We are here now. Everything has happened, so let’s just own up to it. Yeah we did it. Yes. If it was a mistake? If I see it as a mistake and here’s the reasons why, but here’s the reasons why it is going to help us in the long run.”

Bosh got caught in the crossfire at the Heat, with people saying he did not do enough, that his numbers dropped off. Well, of course they did, he went from being option No. 1 to option No. 3 in an offense. He has accepted that and knows that is the first step to getting the Heat where they need to be. He will have big games — when he was exploiting mismatches the Heat were feeding him plenty in the playoffs. Thing is, LeBron and Dwyane Wade are walking mismatches, so the Heat create a lot of challenges.

We’ll see if the Heat can own up to it and move on. We’ll see if the fans can move on. But it is starting to feel like time to move on.

  1. blueintown - Aug 15, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Maybe you should be done talking about it by the time next season starts, Kurt. Maybe you won’t be, maybe you should let it die, but it feels like you won’t. How many “people should stop howling about the non-story I am currently pushing” stories are you going to post to meet your quota this quarter?

  2. cakemixa - Aug 15, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    The media (yourself, especially) are the only ones who haven’t moved on. How much longer can you milk it? Time will tell!

  3. hollywood26 - Aug 15, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    I’m liking Bosh more and more. he’s the only stand up dude on that team of “superstars”

  4. dirtybird2020 - Aug 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Not moving on!!!! Lbj hater for life! Will always remember the coward move he made!!!!

  5. trbowman - Aug 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Only in the NBA would you have something like “the decision,” seriously.

  6. trueballs - Aug 15, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    he’s not saying that they’re owning up to “The Decision” (LBJ’s backstabbing money-raising event). they’re owning up to the decision to play together.

  7. macjacmccoy - Aug 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Im sorry but Lebron will never live that down. If someone does something that makes everyone hate him that just doesnt go away after the season is over. Lebron is still that person with that same attitude. To think that a new season is going to change that is naive. People are going to continue to want to see Lebron fail. It doesnt matter if he completely redeems his self on the basketball court 2011 people will still be rooting against him in 2012. And not bc he plays for a different team but bc hes the arrogant guy who held the “decision” and said he was gonna win not 1 not 2 not 3 not 4 not 5 not 6 not 7 championships.

  8. silvrwrx - Aug 16, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    i don’t think lebrons the first NBA star who is arrogant. did u watch MJ HOF speech? he’s very cocky and arrogant. but the difference is one guy has multiple rings and the other doesnt. but at the same time Lebrons only 26 yr old so until he gets a ring(s) his arrogance wont be acceptable. Charles Barkleys, Gary Payton were also guys who were arrogant but atleast the glove got a ring. Barkley just has great stats and a bunch of doughnuts.

  9. mogogo1 - Aug 16, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Bosh may be the third best basketball player of the Big 3, but I think he’s the best human being of the bunch.

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