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Chris Bosh might be a Hall of Famer soon. He was selected as a Hall of Fame finalist for 2021 along with Paul Pierce, Lakers star Michael Cooper, 3-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson, and a slew of other worthy names.
The Miami Heat start felt like he was snubbed Miami Heat Jerseys China last year. He thought he should’ve made the hall last season along with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan.
Look, it’s hard to call any Hall of Fame selection a snub. These names are all worthy of being selected — it’s the pinnacle of basketball. They’re there for a reason.
We’ll find out whether Bosh makes the cut this time later in May. But whether he makes it or not this year, Bosh totally deserves to go in despite his career being cut short due to blood clot issues. Here’s why.
His career in Toronto was stellar
People really forget how good Chris Bosh was before he went to the Heat. Nobody really watched the Raptors and they weren’t that good. But Bosh was impressive. He averaged 20.2 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
At his peak with the Raptors, he gave us special Cheap Chris Bosh Jersey games like this one where he lit up Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard for 40 points.
Here’s a fun fact: They only made the postseason twice during Bosh’s tenure there — it happened in back-to-back seasons from 2007 to 2008. Those were the only two times the Raptors made the playoffs from 2002 until 2013.
And it was because of Bosh’s play on a team with Anthony Parker and Andrea Bargnani playing important minutes. Just think about that before disregarding Bosh’s Hall of Fame case.
He’s also a Gold Medalist
Remember the “Redeem team?” Bosh was there playing with the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard. That team easily won gold in Beijing.
Here he is on Shannon Sharpe’s show “Club Shay Shay,” sharing some Cheap Dwyane Wade Jersey memories of that time.
Remember, this is the Basketball Hall of Fame and not just the NBA. Winning gold means a lot here.
There’s also the 11 All-Star appearances
Yes, Chris Bosh has only made one All-NBA team in his career.
Part of that is playing in Toronto and the other is being the unsung third member of the Heat’s big 3. But he’s also made 11 (!!!!) NBA All-Star games, which is a huge accomplishment in a 13-year career.
Only 35 players in the league’s history have made 11 All-Star games, per Basketball-Reference, and every single one is, or will be, a Hall Cheap LeBron James Jersey of Famer. The only 3 that aren’t are LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki. James is still active and both Wade and Nowitzki aren’t eligible yet. But when the time comes, they’ll enter the Hall.
With an accomplishment like that under his belt? Bosh probably will be at some point, too.
He completely changed the way the NBA plays defense
Let me start by saying this: Without Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat don’t win a single title.
I say this fairly confidently knowing who both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are. There was a reason Erik Spoelstra called him the Heat’s most important player in 2012. Bosh was that integral for that team and what they did — not on the offensive end, but defensively.
He was so versatile defensively for them. Need him to protect the rim? He had the size to do it. Need him to step out and trap on a pick and roll? He could do that, too. Want to switch everything? Fine. He could guard the perimeter.
No, he wasn’t LeBron James. He wasn’t putting Cheap Ray Allen Jersey together highlight reels every night in Miami. But he was the one who always did the little things so that James and Wade could flourish.
He became the prototype for the modern NBA 4/5. There is no Draymond Green without Chris Bosh.
The greatest offensive rebound ever?
Everyone remembers the shot Ray Allen knocked down from the corner in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals to go into overtime.
But it was Chris Bosh that created that play. He snagged the offensive rebound and had the wherewithal to kick the ball out to the corner for Allen to hit that 3.
That’s one of the greatest shots in NBA history. It doesn’t happen without Chris Bosh. People have made the hall for much less.
His endless video bombs
Alright, this doesn’t have much to do with anything. But this is all just incredibly funny.
It’s always a treat when this type of personality gets to speak at the podium in Springfield. Hopefully, we see that in Springfield for Bosh this year.