2003was a big year for me. I was on the verge of becoming a young adult, otherwise known as turning 18 years of age. If I also remember correctly, it was a big year for the NBA. The Hornets relocated from Charlotte, NC to New Orleans, La., resulting in a two-year absence for the Carolinas until the birth of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005.
Therewas a 155-145 double-overtime game that the West All-Stars won. That was the longest game in NBA All-Star Game history. Michael Jordan announced his third and final retirement, and let us not forget the superior draft class of 2003, which saw current All-Stars such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Josh Howard, and, yes, Chris Bosh get drafted.
Boshis hardly unknown; the Toronto Raptors star has made the All-Star game three out of his five pro seasons, including one as a starter. He has a great sense of humor in which the world saw on You Tube last year. He's also done some correspondent work for NBA TV and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
As talk continues about LeBron James and Dwayne Wade switching teams come the 2010 free agency period, which team wouldn't love to have Chris Bosh on its roster?—I certainly would. Bosh has and still is being compared to the likes of a Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan he is one of the smartest players in the game. He is aware of when to be a team player and when to be downright selfish.
Theacquisition of All-Star forward Jermaine O'Neal has given Bosh the opportunity to convert back to his natural position of power forward, and it shows. Bosh is currently fourth in league scoring, averaging 26.7 points per game, while pulling down a respectable 10.5 rebounds to go along with 2.2 assists. He was also the leading rebounder for the gold medal-winning Team USA at the Beijing Olympics.
So meet Chris Bosh, that All-Star that makes you wonder why everyone else is so darn stubborn and oblivious. The world got to meet him this past summer at the Olympic Games, so I extend this invitation for you to watch him because he ain't going anywhere.