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Bosh flies to Miami for birth of child; Will return for Game 3

May 3, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

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UPDATE 11:16 am: Chris Bosh will make it back to New York for Game 3 Thursday night, reports David Aldridge of TNT and NBA.com. Here is his tweet.

Told Chris Bosh will be back in NYC in time for Game 3 tonight. Bosh’s wife, Adrienne, gave birth to the couple’s child this am in Miami.

8:36 am: Chris Bosh’s wife called saying it was time and the Heat big man has flown back to Miami to be with her and his child, who was born early Thursday morning according to a tweet from Bosh’s wife.

That makes him questionable for Game 3 Thursday night in New York. The Heat have not made any decision on whether he will play or no yet.

Heat fans should not complain about this — some things are more important than a basketball game, and this is one of them. By a mile. If you are questioning him… well, your priorities are poorly ordered.

Bosh has averaged 15 points and 5 rebounds a game in the Heat’s two wins in Miami. If he misses the game, and since the Knicks will be without Amare Stoudemire, we could see some real lineup shifts for this key contest.

The Heat are up 2-0 and Game 3 is pretty much a must win for New York.

  1. lenbias34pt - May 3, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    ‘heat fans shouldnt’ complain’

    Kurt, this is it. Each game from this point forward is the most important game Bosh plays (especially considering how little success he and his teams have had in his career).

    Even if the Heat win game 3 we can’t know how it will effect the team chemistry.
    Do you recall what a mess the Heat became when they lost momentum in LY’s playoff run?

    ……..and unless i’m mistaken, Bosh will not aid in the birth of his child.

    • philliesblow - May 3, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      You, sir, are an idiot. Bosh has his priorities straight. At the end of the day, family is ALWAYS more important than a day at work (which basketball is for Bosh). From personal experience, you never take childbith for granted. I know this because my wife died giving birth.

      • jvnyj - May 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

        I do agree that family comes first, but he makes over 15 million dollars a year. He should find a way to be there if the baby was already born. He should definitely haul his ass back to NY for the game it is not like she is still in labor and there are complications. He is being a bitch if he doesn’t show tonight and the baby is born and healthy.

      • gmen4life33 - May 3, 2012 at 12:23 PM

        That baby is going to look like an alien, but yea Bosh should be there.

    • zeusteej - May 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM

      lenbias34pt, I’m not typically one for name calling, but, your comment reads as if it were written by an idiot.
      His child is being born. I don’t know what you do for a living (I’m CERTAIN you’d never assist in child birth, thank god) but I’d be willing to be you’d take a day off for the birth of your child. Digging ditches or playing basketball, an employee should be able, and should, take time off for such an event.

    • diabloryno - May 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM

      Hahahahaha. That was pretty funny! I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt (which I probably shouldn’t) and assume you were joking. Nevertheless it was a good laugh this morning.

    • sackofrice - May 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      this was important enough to continue ranting on a different article?

  2. wtfmeng - May 3, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Should make for a more interesting game 3

  3. acdc363 - May 3, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Hahaha if stat hadn’t lost a fight with a fire extinguisher the knicks might have actually had an edge in this one but then again probably not.

  4. thebigcaptain2011 - May 3, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    He will also be flying to LA for the Football Lakers game….

  5. canehouse - May 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    can’t blame him for going home… only have your first child once… and ohhhhh what an amazing experience it is!!! Better to happen now than in a later series. Lebron and Wade are going to go off tonight!!!

  6. broomehandle - May 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Lenbias34pt you are an idiot. It’s the birth of your child it only happens once

  7. broomehandle - May 3, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Lenbias34pt you are dumb. It’s the birth of your child it only happens once

  8. atw34 - May 3, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Lenbias34pt,

    Im not going to you an idiot. Im sure you are a passionate fan, but this is one of the single, most important events in a man/woman life and the other is JUST a basketball game. As Chris Berman, Cris Carter or Tom Jackson would say, “come on, man”!

  9. beagle11 - May 3, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    He has to be home for the birth of his child, there is no if’s and’s or but’s about it. That being said, I never understood how/why professional athletes never plan these things better. It’s NOT the stone age, we have the knowledge of how these things work. Wouldn’t a smart person at least try and plan around employment. Teachers and professional athletes have a significant amount of consistent down time compared to the rest of the work force. Wouldn’t smart money tell you to try and conceive 9-10 months before the off season so you can not only be there for the birth, but the first couple of months of your child’s life?
    Maybe I am being a stickler, but this is a question I always asked myself when I here players are on bereavement or see teachers taking maternity time in February.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - May 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Shawn Kemp, Greg Minor, Dennis Scott, Antonio Cromartie, and others completelty agree with you. Planned parenthood is the way to go.

  10. beagle11 - May 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    He has to be home for the birth of his child, there is no if’s and’s or but’s about it. That being said, I never understood how/why professional athletes never plan these things better. It’s NOT the stone age, we have the knowledge of how these things work. Wouldn’t a smart person at least try and plan around employment. Teachers and professional athletes have a significant amount of consistent down time compared to the rest of the work force. Wouldn’t smart money tell you to try and conceive 9-10 months before the off season so you can not only be there for the birth, but the first couple of months of your child’s life?
    Maybe I am being a stickler, but this is a question I always asked myself when I here players are on bereavement or see teachers taking maternity time in February..

    • 1historian - May 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

      I would not call you a stickler. I would, however call you silly.

    • davidly - May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

      Humans aren’t beagles, bub.

      • beagle11 - May 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

        I understand that my comments may be taken as insensitive and even silly at first glance without thinking critically about it. I am just asking the question! If you had the choice. Wouldn’t you rather be able to spend a large amount of your day home with your newborn child, as opposed to on the road, while said child is home with Mom and whatever paid help he has? Please understand what I am about to say next does not apply to Chris Bosh or any well paid athlete for that matter, but don’t you think this world would be in better shape if people actually strategically planned having children at the most efficient time possible?

        @davidly- I understand your point, there isn’t enough money or “glory” in the world to keep me away from the birth of my first child. And your right, humans are not beagles. But animals in the wild also mate during periods that ensure birth at which is optimal to offspring development. Its a damn shame that at some point during evolution we lost the instinct to do what is best for ourselves and our children long term.

        I don’t expect a lot of thumbs up for my comments, most people are stupid.

      • davidly - May 4, 2012 at 6:47 AM

        And how is the recent birth of Bosh Jr. not optimal for offspring development?

  11. dirtybird2020 - May 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    And a raptor is born!

    • buffalowned - May 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

      hahahaha

  12. asublimeday - May 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    If it makes heat fans feel better, Chris bosh is not very good at basketball.

    • buffalowned - May 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

      7 all star games in a row on a good and bad team. i’d say he’s pretty good

    • southbeachtalent - May 3, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      Slightly better than Boozer…….

  13. sackofrice - May 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    doesnt any normal job give you time off for the birth of your child? shy should this be any different. these comments should only be about how easy it will still be to beat the knicks, not whether or not bosh should play.

  14. davidly - May 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Assuming mom and baby are doing well, he’ll be on a plane in a matter of hours and won’t even miss the shootaround.

  15. berbes - May 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    jeepers, it’s only chris bosh.

  16. canehouse - May 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    berbes… Bosh only averages 18 points and 7.9 rebounds per game… among many intangibles that he provides to the team. Get a clue pal!!!

  17. canehouse - May 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    They had the baby… bosh will be back to new york city for tip off!!!!!

  18. yiijun - May 3, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Shaking my head @ all those who are criticizing him for going back for the BIRTH OF HIS CHILD.

    Really people, if you think a game is more important being there for his kid, then I question your logic. If you have a child, then you probably should be with your family more often.

    That said, congratulations to him and his wife!

  19. sguy2130 - May 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Should be interesting who the baby ends up looking like, we all know it won’t look anything like Bosh. Anyone who has been paying attention knows Bosh does not prefer the company of women, and is really trying hard to stay in the closet.

    • cullenand99 - May 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

      “Bosh does not prefer the company of women, and is really trying hard to stay in the closet.”

      Yeah, you know all about that, don’t cha? Sound familiar?

  20. canehouse - May 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    sguy… u sound like you speak from intimate dedicated first hand and mouth experience! What a loser you must be… making claims like that! you are a slack-jawed drooling rube… get a life!!!!

  21. detroitcityryda - May 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    he still fruity as they come now he just gotta alias

  22. Mr. Wright 212 - May 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    In-vitro works wonders. You already know the drop with that dude.

  23. simplekatt - May 3, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    @ sguy2130

    Who’s rod are you riding bro? You sound as if you are taking the muscle your damn self.
    You are a freakin moron!

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