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LeBron James on Chris Bosh: 'I Don't Win My Championships in Miami Without Him'

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 26, 2019

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 5: LeBron James #6 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat looks on against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 5, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Before the Miami Heat honored Chris Bosh on Tuesday night by raising his No. 1 jersey to the rafters, LeBron James had some kind words for his former teammate.

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โ€œI wish I could be there, man to see that number one go into the rafters.โ€ Bron shows love and congratulates @chrisbosh ahead of his jersey retirement ๐Ÿ™ (via @NBA) https://t.co/EZazjFh07a

"I don't win my championships in Miami without him," James said. "What he meant to that team, all those years that he was down there in Miamiโ€”when I was there, my four years, and even a couple of years when I was goneโ€”he's just a true definition of what a professional is all about."

James spent four years with Bosh in Miami from 2010-14, winning two titles in four NBA Finals appearances alongside Dwyane Wade.

Bosh continued to thrive once James went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, earning All-Star selections in 2014-15 and 2015-16 before health problems forced him to retire.

In six seasons with the Heat, Bosh averaged 18.0 points and 7.3 rebounds while being named an All-Star every year.

Although he was sometimes overlooked next to James and Wade, Bosh made a big impact for some elite teams.

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