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It would be difficult to find another NBA player who takes as much of a beating in the media and amongst fans as Chris Bosh.
Some of the criticism is far too personal and, quite frankly, inappropriate, but those who are strictly disparaging his level of play have a point.
Let's be real here: Bosh did not play well during the 2013 playoffs. This guy is the highest-paid player on the Heat, and yet he did not even register a single point in Game 7 of the finals.
Bosh was also thoroughly abused by the likes of Tim Duncan, Roy Hibbert and David West throughout the postseason. As a matter of fact, during the conference finals against Indiana, Bosh recorded fewer than five rebounds four times in seven games. That is absolutely terrible for a 6'10" forward/center, especially for one cashing the kind of checks he does.
Even though he was able to capture another ring, the fact that Bosh played so poorly during the playoffs has to bother him. So, if nothing else, it would greatly behoove Bosh to redeem himself. It would not only be important to him, but it would be imperative to Miami as a collective unit.
Bosh is a professional athlete, and professional athletes have competitive drives that most everyday people cannot even fathom. That's why it's only fair to assume that redemption is on the 29-year-old's mind, and that should bode well for the Heat moving forward.
That is, as long as Bosh uses it to fuel him rather than lets it eat him up.