Miami Heat's Chris Bosh: Everybody Hates Chris Part I

Rich FernandesCorrespondent INovember 14, 2010

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 11:   Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat reacts after getting fouled during a game against the Boston Celtics at American Airlines Arena on November 11, 2010 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Chris Bosh was booed on his own court by his own fans in Miami on Saturday night, as the Miami Heat beat his old team, the Toronto Raptors, in unconvincing fashion.

Just wait to see how badly he’ll get booed when he actually visits Toronto after his low-class departure from the club.

The TV series "Everybody Hates Chris" might have a better character in Chris Bosh for the lead role, as CB4’s reputation has begun to plummet into absolute free fall. 

What happened?

The supposed superstar with a very low basketball IQ has been exposed.  He is almost useless in the low post, and his rebounding numbers are pathetic.   

The Chris Bosh mess is just getting started, and the number of Miami Heat fans that are angry increases daily.

How long will it take superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to realize that the third wheel in Miami Thrice is dragging down the entire team?

How long will it take for Udonis Haslem to resent the fact that he is outperforming Bosh for a fraction of the cost?

How long will it take Pat Riley to pull the plug on the Chris Bosh project in a serious attempt to seal the gaping hole in the Heat’s ship?

The expectations for winning a championship are extremely high, not only for the team and the city, but especially for LeBron James. 

Miami has taken a win-or-bust attitude, relieving the pressure off every other contending team in the league, including the defending champion Lakers.  That attitude will not bode well for the likes of Chris Bosh.

Consider this: Chris Bosh WAS a double-double guy whose excellent stats in Toronto were highly skewed.  On paper he looks great…but not so fast.

For one, he played in the NBA’s perennial joke division, where all too often every team finishes with more losses than wins.  That changed slightly when Boston’s Big Three was assembled, making them a top-tier team, but the other teams continued to fail.  Boston is the only team in the miserable Atlantic division that won more games than it lost.  Franchise Bosh led the Raptors to a 40 win 42 loss season, while the Knicks, 76ers and Nets all lost more than 60 percent of their games.  These are the teams that Bosh faced the most in his seven years in the league.

Moreover, consider Amar'e Stoudemire, whose statistics were similar to those of Bosh.  He played in the Western Conference, which is generally known to be made up of much tougher teams, so Amar'e went up against tougher competition much more often than Bosh did.  This makes one wonder why Bosh was more sought after than Amar'e Stoudemire.  That should not have been the case.

Heck, the Heat would be much better off had they pursued Carlos Boozer. analyst Charlie Rosen has added Bosh to his All-Overrated Team.  Rosen says he’s a lightweight who’s too soft, can’t defend and takes too many shots for someone who can’t shoot. 

In addition, former Miami Heat player Gary Payton says Bosh is the most overrated player in the league.  As if that’s not enough, Chris Bosh’s mantra with the Raptors was “the blame game.”  It didn’t matter if he shot under 20 percent in some games, it was typical of him to always publicly blame his teammate’s lack of focus.  A magical act, considering he took most of Toronto’s shots.

Should Heat fans be concerned?  Some of them are already very concerned about the lemon known as CB4.  He is, after all, extremely overrated and overpaid.  

Unfortunately for LeBron James, the Miami Heat and Miami fans, one of the three main guys they got this summer is not a superstar at all.  But he’s costing the club superstar money, which will prevent the Heat from pursuing high-quality help before the trade deadline.

Chris Bosh has begun to play out as a colossal mistake.  It says here that Chris Bosh will prove to be the undoing of the Miami Heat in Season 1.  That LeBron James will personally run Chris Bosh out of town, because he is simply not capable (mentally or physically) of helping the "King" win that urgent championship he so desperately needs.

Unless of course, the Heat dump this average player now before his trade value plummets even more.