Chris Bosh, there are just some things that are better left kept to yourself. How you felt entering your first playoff game in Boston on a monstrous stage is one of them. As Pro Basketball Talk shared with us, Bosh admitted he was (take your choice of) spooked/nervous/intimidated prior to Game 3 in Boston. From ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:
“Given all the elements that were out there [Saturday] night … they were so hyped,” Bosh said. “My emotions got the best of me early on and it kind of dictated what I was doing for the rest of the game.”
“I was not trusting my game,” Bosh said. “The toughest thing to do in hostile environments is not just to trust your teammates but to trust yourself. Trust things you’ve been doing all your life.”
Alright, so Bosh essentially admitted he was taken out of his game because the crowd and environment was too harsh. He only had six points and five rebounds in the game, so that makes sense. But anybody watching the game could have told you that. Bosh shouldn’t have.
I generally appreciate honesty from people, but when you’re trying to win a championship, admitting that you can be intimidated on the road is the last thing you want to do. Do I need to remind you that you’ll probably have another six or seven road playoff games the rest of the way? Do you understand how bad fans can be on the road? Come on Chris, use better judgment next time when it comes to revealing your feelings.
What’s really weird is he denies getting married, but admits to things like this. Dude, where’s your head?
You can add this to the growing list of Chris Bosh missteps since joining the Heat:
- Possibly crying after blowing a lead to the Magic
- An embarrassing flop against the Bulls
- Being punked by Kevin Durant
- Getting dunked on by Rajon Rondo
- Saying he just cares about being on national TV