Speed is one of Chris Bosh's strengths. It's one of the reasons that his coach, Erik Spoelstra, calls him the most versatile big man in the league.
There's one thing Bosh will readily admit he couldn't outrun:
The center position.
He's been quite clear since entering the league that he preferred not to play the pivot, more comfortable sliding down to power forward and even drifting at times to the perimeter. Yet, after he returned early from an abdominal injury, the seven-time All-Star manned the spot successfully during the Heat's win in the NBA Finals. So, essentially, he was stuck.
“I just went ahead and stopped fighting it,” Bosh told reporters after a training camp practice earlier this month. “They say, don’t fight it, just invite it."
That invites a debate about how he'll fare there over a full season.