Chris Bosh on YouTube: Who Cares About a Little Self-Promotion?

Joe WillettSenior Writer IFebruary 5, 2008

Chris Bosh is the center for the Toronto Raptors. He is an All-Star player who, in my opinion, greatly deserves it.

But he deserves it not only for his stellar play (about 23 PPG and 9 RPG), but for his hilarious YouTube video.

In the video he lets you know that to vote for the NBA All-Star Game, it doesn't cost $20, $10, or even $5...It is free.

Bosh shows you that he is relatable not only to the African-American community, but also to the dirty south, by using a stereotypical redneck accent.  Relatabliity is a good thing to have when you are running in an election, just ask Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, or John McCain.

But unlike in the Presidential election, voting is not nearly as much of a hassle. You can vote easily by going to NBA.com.

But that's not the only place you can show Bosh some love. You can reach the voting by going to Chris Bosh's website.

Voting is as easy as cow-tipping, just ask the apparent friend of Bosh, Bubba, who is missing at least one tooth.

We would assume that he is voting for Chris Bosh not only because of his All-Star ability that would get him into the game anyway, but for how he will wear a cowboy outfit so that he can relate to people like Bubba.

If somebody puts this much emphasis on making it to the All-Star Game, he deserves it.But he doesn't just have one video shamelessly promoting himself—there are more on his website. (Apparently we are waiting on an interview by Blane Harrington for CB4TV, but Harrington mysteriously looks like Bosh in a silly outfit, but who am I to say he will interview himself)

He also sells autographed shoes on his website, the total cost comes to $280.  But what makes the shoes great is that the picture that goes with the advertisement seems to just be Bosh holding a shoe and posing for what I can only assume is a digital camera.  Pretty tacky for somebody that has his own TV station. 

But Bosh is not the first NBA player to take pride in what he does enough to make sure that everybody knows it.

At last year's NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas, Gilbert Arenas said that he would stand at a billboard that has his picture on it and stop people to make sure that they knew it was him.

But I don't hate all these players that love themselves more than anybody else could. I think it's amusing and it makes all of us happy.

Well, we're laughing at least.

Check out my page, Joe W. (Hey, can't we all have a little self promotion?)

Note to Chris Bosh, I would love 50 percent of any purchases due to the success of this amazing article.

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