Chris Bosh on Playing for Heat vs. Raptors: It’s All About Being On TV

Either the Miami Heat really, really don’t care what people think about them, or some of their players tend to not think before they speak.  As we all know, Tuesday night’s Celtics-Heat game was an absolute media frenzy.  There were reporters and cameras everywhere, tickets going for thousands of dollars as though it were Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Delonte West masks, you name it.  Apparently, that has a lot to do with why Chris Bosh chose to leave Toronto for Miami.

When Bosh was finished with his pre-game shoot around on Tuesday night, reporters caught up with him to ask about his decision to leave the Raptors and sign with the Heat.  Bosh took that opportunity not to talk about winning a championship, but to touch on the fact that nobody really cares about the Raptors.

I mean, really it’s all about being on TV at the end of the day,” Bosh said following the pre-game shoot around. “If you look around, there’s more cameras than I’ve seen in a month, maybe two months probably in a season combined. It’s a little different.”

“Seriously, a guy can average (20 points and 10 rebounds) and nobody cares. If you don’t see it, it doesn’t really happen.”

You hear that, kids?  You might as well quit now.  If your games aren’t on TV, you aren’t even playing.  Forget about that 20-point game you were excited about or that game-winner you hit at the buzzer.  It didn’t happen.  Your parents may have seen it, but it wasn’t nationally televised.  Did you see hundred of cameras around the court when it happened?  I didn’t think so.  If you ain’t playing in front of a live TV audience, you ain’t playing.

Photo: AP Photo/Winslow Townson

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VB4KODJX6UERHPDKR65NZZDL2I Kyle

    Can you believe this guy? it’s all about being on TV at the end of the day? This guy doesn’t care about winning, all he cares about is the fame and exposure of his own name. And if it wasnt on TV in the US it didn’t happen? Great message to the kids bud. So kids, if you ever want to volunteer at a soup kitchen, help an old lady cross the road or just even save a persons life, don’t do it cus it wont be on TV and it never really happened. I’m from Toronto and the way this guy left makes me sick, i’m ashamed I own his Jersey. And the things he said about TO when he left “It’s different, it smells different, you just know you are somewhere else”. Show some class bud, all Toronto did was draft you, make you the franchise player and give you millions of dollers, and you can’t even thank the organization or fans? Take some lessons from Roy Halladay, when he left TO all he did was take out full page ad’s in every major newspaper thanking the organization, fans and city. The first words out of his mouth when Philly introduced him was to Thank the Toronto Blue Jays, thats how a real professional conducts himself. You sir, are just an ungrateful, jealous, egotistic loser. Have fun in Miami once your numbers drop dramatically, the only good thing is you won’t blow the final buzzer shot like you did here in Toronto.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    If nobody reads it, did we really blog it? I get his point though it’s not one people want to hear.