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Bosh apparently wants to be booed, calls Thunder crowd, noise “regular”

Jun 13, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

Chris Bosh AP

Chris Bosh wants to make sure LeBron James doesn’t get all the hate from the Thunder fans — he wants his share, too. He should get it now.

The Chesapeake Energy Arena was rocking Tuesday night with blue-shirt clad Oklahomans who treat a Thunder game like a college football game — it is loud and raucous. The loudest arena in the NBA.

Unless you ask Bosh. Here’s his quote, via Eye on Basketball.

“Everybody keeps talking about how loud it is,” Bosh said. “It’s regular. We’ve been in a lot of other arenas and it’s about the same. Once it gets really loud, it’s all about the same.”

It’s not regular in there. It’s deafening. It’s part of what inspired the Thunder’s come-from-behind win.

Some guys play better when the crowd is against them, when the boos rain down on them. Not sure if Chris Bosh is one of those guys, but we’ll find out Thursday.

  1. cantonbound13 - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Who cares what Bosh thinks? That’s like paying attention to Khloe Kadashian when Kim & Courtney are around.

    • ocgunslinger - Jun 13, 2012 at 9:10 AM

      What does that comment mean? An analogy of comparing degree’s of losers?

  2. BrownsTown (the 1st one, not the new guy using my name) - Jun 13, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Bosh has turned into that guy in your rec league that just wants to stand on the perimeter and chuck up shots. Dude, man up and go inside.

  3. letangusespertplus - Jun 13, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    “Everybody keeps talking about how good Bosh is,” I said. “It’s regular. They’ve played a lot of other ostriches and it’s about the same.”

  4. raidmagic - Jun 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Come on chris. That noise level comes through the tv like no other There is nothing regular about that. I can’t imagine what it is like in person.

    • pl4tinum514 - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Not only that, but the crowd stayed loud and boisterous and supported their team even during the portion of the game where the Heat was manhandling them. That’s what any player would hope for. It made me, watching, love that crowd, so the players must have really wanted to reward them. To say the crowd had no influence (as someone did below) is probably untrue.

  5. abchome - Jun 13, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Chris Bosh’s 6’11” frame consists of a very long neck. With a normal neck, he would be only around 6’9″.

    • gmsingh - Jun 13, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      Yeah, Bosh was really sticking his neck out with that comment.

  6. 700levelvet - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Translation……They are not nearly as loud as our bandwagon fans……Nice PR stunt there highest paid 3rd option in NBA history…….

  7. gopokes0714 - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    much better reporting in this article 😉

  8. lakerluver - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    With that giraffe neck of his, C. Posh can’t hear the noise “normal” people can cause his head is above it all.

    • kappneffect - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM


  9. dexterismyhero - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    “It’s not regular in there. It’s deafening. It’s part of what inspired the Thunder’s come-from-behind win.”

    No it’s not. I’ll root for OKC, but to say the crowd inspired the win is BS. Any crowd would be loud when they are playing the Heat. Hell, the games at Indy were deafening on the TV also.

    And Bosh Spice does have a giraffe neck as lakerluver stated.

    • slopmcflop - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:06 PM

      Dude, have you not seen any OKC home games? They’re on their feet almost the entire game, they never let up their intensity, it’s just crazy. I don’t know how you think it compares to any other arena in the league, because it is obvious how “college like” that atmosphere is. Best fans in the NBA.

      • jolink653 - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

        you could barely hear the ref’s whistle over the crowd and they never stopped even when the heat went up big…i thought the roof was going to collapse when durant posterized anthony and bosh…okc is known to have by the loudest arena in the nba

    • lyndseymarieee - Jun 14, 2012 at 1:25 AM

      Go watch a game in OKC and then tell me that the crowd doesn’t help out that team.

  10. scalfor3 - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    “Bosh apparently wants to be booed”

    he’ll need to score more than 10 pts if he wants to be a villain hahah

    be a 3rd wheel…LIKE A BOSH!

  11. dirkified - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    OKC will sweep the Heat!!

    Ohh and..that is one ugly dude…

  12. canehouse - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    That place was rocking last night… wasn’t surprised but was still very impressed! Bosh downplays everything… that’s his schtick.

  13. sweetnlow44 - Jun 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Bosh, you have to actually be good for people to dislike you enough to boo you. You’re not even close.

  14. rajbais - Jun 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    If the Thunder crowd is “regular” the Chicago Bulls’ crowd is wimpier beyond ant-like timidity; “woosy” and “fairy-like”!!!!

  15. jolink653 - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    bosh must have lost his hearing when KD slammed that ball down over him and joel anthony…didn’t exactly help that his neck extends his head that much closer to the basket than most people

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