This is my first blog ever so stay with me on this one as I try and get the hang of transferring my thoughts into words. So some of you may know but Chris Bosh has made a statement, not the kind of statement I like to see id prefer to see a posterizing dunk as a statement. None the less this statement raises an interesting point about his career thus far. Bosh has gone on record to say that he believes that he is a future hall of famer. REALLY?!! That was my first reaction first of all who goes out and says they are a hall of fame worthy player talk about boosting your ego.
I am personally a Bosh fan I loved him in Toronto, when he was our go to guy he led us to a conference final turning around the season after getting nominated to the all star game as a starter. I often find my self wearing one of my two C B 4 jerseys around Olympia sports camp to spark up some controversy with the coaches and other staff. “Bosh sucks!!!!” they say. Then i turn around with a smirk “why?” . And this is where it gets funny 9 times out of 10 they say”he looks like a dinosaur.” I get it he may look like he could be the mascot of his former team but that is not an argument against his skill as a basketball player. Fans may be bitter on the way he left Toronto limping his way through the last season in Toronto literally. The only complaint i have against Bosh’s game is that he can be timid or soft on D. His mid range game is deadly and has the ability to take the ball to the hoop either with a shifty low post move or a one dribble rip to the basket. So what more do you want from the guy? Having the ability to screen and pop or screen and roll with equal effectiveness and even stretching his range to the 3. Seems like a pretty complete player to me even though it may look like he escaped from Jurassic park the numbers don’t lie.
Now in no way am i saying Bosh is the same as Scottie Pippen but their numbers are very comparable. First take a look at Scotties numbers very solid all around most impressive is his assists per game. I understand that Scottie was apart of 6 championships which makes him an easier inductee but as you take a look at Bosh’s numbers the arguments against Bosh remain the same …”um uhhh well he looks like a dinosaur” exactly!!! you got nothing.
Its pretty safe to say that the numbers dont lie at around the half way point in his career Bosh is well on his way to earning his place in hall of fame. So how do you determine a “hall of fame” player? playoff appearances? tittles won? mvps? There is no formula for determining if they deserve to be inducted, as far as i know its up to interpretation. As far as i can tell Chris Bosh was a dominant player on the Raptors as the number one option and continues to produce great numbers when he is the third option on the Heat or even forth with Ray Allen. I wouldn’t have thought he was a hall of fame worthy player until he so boldly brought it to our attention but I think he might be on to something.
His play in the playoffs in the last two years was stellar, against the Celtics he held his own against the aggressive K G as he matched his numbers almost identically. He also hit two clutch jumpers against the Bulls in the 2011 Eastern conference final in a deal breaking game 4 and scored 30 points twice in the series to help send them to the finals. And in the frustrating game 6 he went 7 for 9 scoring 19 and shooting nearly 80 percent he was not the reason they lost that game to say the least.
With an NBA title and a gold medal to add to his resume oh MY BOSH he might be right!!!!