For as much as we’ve mocked Chris Bosh over the season — for many deserved reasons (like this) — it was disappointing to see so many people criticizing him for a “flop” in the first quarter of Game 3. While it looked like he went down for no reason at first, replays later showed he was poked in the eye by Jason Kidd. Here’s the play via The Association Live on YouTube:
Cameras later were able to zoom in on his face and they showed how swollen his eye was. Even after the game it looked like Bosh was crying but that was just the result of his irritated eye. It may have seen like Bosh was exaggerating his issue, but it seemed to be legitimate. That makes his game-winning shot even more impressive.