Chris Bosh Hit the Weight Room Because He Doesn’t Want to be Mocked Anymore
Chris Bosh has always been an introspective person whose comedic talents made him somewhat popular. But once he left Toronto for Miami, he became a target for hatred.
Bosh admitted he was lost in the team’s offense to start the year, he was mocked in a song that went viral, called a fake tough guy, cried after a regular season loss, and he cried after his team lost in the Finals. He’s sick of hearing all the jokes, so he hit the weight room to toughen up.
“I look at all the mistakes that I made, and with all those jokes going on around me, I kind of let that happen a little bit by not being as aggressive as I could be,” Bosh said Thursday. “But I feel like it’s in my hands now. And I’ll crack some jokes too.
“I felt like I let my team down. That’s not going to happen again. The only way I can do that is to get stronger, get more physical and really be a presence on the boards.”
Bosh says there shouldn’t be a season when he doesn’t pull down 10 rebounds per game. He says he didn’t work hard enough last year, and that he knows what it takes to win it all this year. If that’s the case, then losing to the Mavs was a losing experience.
If I’m a Miami fan, this is exactly what you want to hear from Bosh. The question is if we’re going to see a difference on the court. Bosh has always been an outside player, so merely lifting weights won’t make him an aggressive rebounding machine. But that doesn’t mean he’s not trying.