Chris Bosh Explains What Made Him Team Up With LeBron & D-Wade

Chris Bosh had a difficult choice to make during the summer of 2010.

BYAlexander Cole
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Back in 2010, the NBA changed forever as the super team era was ushered in thanks to the Miami Heat. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh all teamed up with each other for a four-year run that included four Finals appearances and two NBA championships. Sure, it wasn't the best dynasty ever, although it was arguably one of the most influential as teams throughout the league tried to bring forth the exact same model.

In a recent interview with TrueHoop, Bosh spoke about his decision to join the Heat, and why he ultimately felt it was the right decision. As he notes, he felt like he wasn't getting anywhere with the Toronto Raptors and wanted to experience the same success as his peers.

Chris Bosh Explains What Made Him Team Up With LeBron & D-Wade
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“The 08/09 year, I had a lot going on with myself. I kind of came to some realization how hard it is to win in the NBA…Trying harder and trying harder with no results became deflating. I believe Kobe was coming off the back-to-back. LeBron had been to the Finals, D had won one. And I’m not even scratching the surface. Not even competitive in the first round yet," Bosh explained.

Of course, Bosh's risk paid off as he was able to pick up two rings. Not to mention, he even had his jersey retired by the team, which just goes to show how respected he is in the city.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.