Since the coming together of the Big Three, Bosh has long been viewed as the ugly step child in comparison to his superstar teammates, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Bosh was frequently accused of being “soft” and never garnered the respect that James and Wade got.
That all changed when Bosh went down with an injury and the Heat fell into a 2-1 hole against the Indiana Pacers in the East semifinals. With the team on the verge of collapsing, it took a historic effort from James and Wade to save Miami from disaster. Still, the Heat would need Bosh’s return in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to ultimately propel them to a championship.
While people accused Bosh for seemingly anything and everything over the past two seasons, the big man’s teammates, coaches and Miami front office all knew just how important he was to the Heat and their system.
After Bosh’s superstar performance in the NBA Finals and with his worth finally being universally recognized, Bosh is on the precipice of a career year. Here are the reasons why.