Oh, nothing—just another image of Chris Bosh that will nest in your brain for years.
Thursday night’s Heat-Knicks game was awash with more fanfare and attention than usual. Raymond Felton’s gun charges and the Knicks’ continued struggles were discussed, but above all else, the carbon plating covering LeBron James’ face stood as the topic du jour.
Pictures and Photoshops of James’ Batman face mask flooded the Internet. Naturally, it wasn’t long before Chris Bosh swiped the article, grabbed a towel and took a frightening picture of himself wearing the Bat Mask.
Bosh posted the picture to Instagram, where it was spotted by Samer Kalaf of Deadspin. Bosh claimed he was going for Batman.
All I’m saying is that Bosh looks like an Orc hybrid with that mask on, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Q Lazzarus’ "Goodbye Horses" was pumping from the locker room speakers as he conducted his photo shoot.
Bosh’s decision to steal James’ mask comes as no surprise, however.
According to Michael Wallace of ESPN, Bosh had nothing but praise for the way his teammate played while rocking the carbon face-protector.
“I think he played like Batman out there,” Bosh told reporters. “I think it really helped him out. He played great.”
Bosh’s praise didn’t go without a challenge, however. Heat forward Michael Beasley heard his teammate’s Batman comparison and quickly raised an important question.
“How you know what Batman plays like?” Beasley asked. “How does he play?”
Batman is the dude with the plan, and LeBron certainly played like a guy in charge. He dropped a healthy 31 points on the Knicks, with four rebounds and four assists. Wallace writes that James was anything but timid on the floor.
“There were no signs of tentativeness in James' play early. He made seven of his first nine shots and would finish with his fourth consecutive game with at least 30 points.”
As for Bosh, be on the lookout for more creepy Instagram images. He loves his role as the weird and erratically helpful sidekick.
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