MIAMI — For Chris Bosh, home viewer, the NBA is hardly fantastic.
It is infuriating.
"I had to stop watching basketball," the Miami Heat center said after Tuesday's 107-97 home loss to the Detroit Pistons. "I can't even watch basketball. 'Oh, really, you're playing like that? Golly!' It's crazy. Seriously, you watch games—it's like it's totally different teams. That's why I don't like watching NBA anymore. I just watch us. It's like, you watch the big prime-time games; but you watch another game, you'll get in your head what this team is, and they'll be something totally different tomorrow."
Bosh isn't the only Heat player to take note of opponents elevating their games against Miami. Dwyane Wade has mentioned it often, and LeBron James did again Tuesday. They knew it was coming—it was a question posed to them at their first shared media-day press conference in the fall of 2010.
But clearly it's left them weary over time.