Add Hall-of-Famer to @ChrisBosh's name!
Congrats, CB! You deserve this! 👏 pic.twitter.com/33JII8CFGP
— x – Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 16, 2021
Bosh is a well-deserved recipient of this honor.
The man was a great player as soon as he entered the league back in 2003.
Bosh was a phenomenal talent for two separate organizations; the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat.
When you look at the career, it is one of promise and fulfillment.
However, it is filled with some sadness and despair as well.
The public is happy to see him get in.
Let’s highlight the three reasons as to why Bosh deserves this great honor.
Bosh was able to achieve something a lot of NBA players could not and will not in their careers.
That is to make 11 All-Star Games throughout his 13-year career.
The man was a guaranteed All-Star almost every season he played.
Also, Bosh made one All-NBA team, which was a second-team nod in 2007.
Furthermore, he was a 20 and 10 guy on three occasions, while averaging 20-plus points per games six times.
Lastly, he was able to grab the most prestigious award in sports.
He made the Finals four times with the Big 3 Heat teams, while winning two in the process.
The Rebound for the Shot
Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals is one of the greatest games ever played.
This game also produced one of the greatest moments in NBA history with “The Shot” by Ray Allen.
Bosh was not only an integral part of that championship team, but also that play itself.
With the Heat down three and less than 30 seconds to go in the game, Miami was on the verge of having their season end.
The San Antonio Spurs were so close to winning that title until Bosh wrestled a rebound away from two Spurs players and dished Ray Allen a pass in the corner.
People will always remember the shot by Ray, but they remember the rebound as well.
Most Hall of Famers have their moments.
Whether it is a shot like Allen, or a game like Isaiah Thomas, we cherish the moments in big situations made by greats.
Bosh with that rebound solidified his Hall of Fame moment.
Ahead of His Time
The NBA of today has a slew of talented big men that can face up and post up.
Bosh was able to do both at a high level.
Chris Bosh was not named a finalist for the Hall of Fame Class last year. The two-time champ now getting a much deserved induction:
– 11x All-Star
– 2x NBA champion
– Olympic gold medalist
– Helped start the small-ball center era
– 17,189 points
– 7,592 rebounds pic.twitter.com/E0qORRVFIj
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 16, 2021
In Toronto, Bosh was the man scoring at high numbers while mixing it up with his offensive repertoire.
Then when he joined LeBron and D-Wade, they needed him to be a spot up shooter that can protect the rim.
He was always able to adapt.
He was one of the few players in the last era that can be a great four and play the small-ball five.
Bosh’s ability to mix it up is similar to what an Anthony Davis is doing today.
Bosh sadly had to retire early with the blood clot issues in his last couple of years.
It was sad to see him not compete against the players that are his replica.