Bosh seems sincerely excited about the opportunity to take on more of leadership role with the HEAT on and off the court. His comments exude the confidence of someone who knows that if giving the opportunity he can be an elite player in the NBA.
We will have to see what happens, but if you are a HEAT fan, you should be happy that Bosh didn’t take his talents to Houston. Here is what Bosh had to say to ESPN.com
“I think right now we have the correct infrastructure to compete for a championship,” Bosh said. “We have to get much better at certain positions, and there’s a bunch of things that have to continue to happen. But you know a team like the Spurs, they had a lot of guys that people underestimate, but as a team, they were outstanding.
Did Bosh miss being the alpha dog?
“I think sometimes you miss it,” Bosh said. “You wonder if you can still do it and step up to the challenge. I haven’t had to be that guy. I played with the best player in the world. I didn’t have to be the alpha. But now, I get to see if I have it in me, and not many people are going to believe I have what’s necessary. But that’s what makes it exciting.
“You know, I’m not the same player that I was when I was 25, the last time I got to [be the No. 1 option]. I’m more mature, my game is more mature and I can do a bunch of things on and off the court to fully maximize this team’s potential.”
Bosh goes on to say that the Big 3 decided it was best they made their mind up individually where they wanted to go in free agency and that was first sign that Bron maybe wasn’t coming back.
I would not be shocked now that Bosh will be able to play a traditional power forward role that he averages 20 and 10, while leading the HEAT to 50 win season. I don’t think they are title contenders, but he makes a good point about the Spurs, that it is possible to succeed, if the team as whole comes together.