May 19, 2012- Chris Bosh has played 134 games during the regular season and 27 in the playoffs since he became a member of the Miami Heat two seasons ago. During that time, he has felt the brunt of a great deal of criticism about his play and grabbing onto the shirttails of superstar teammates LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.
When he first arrived, the three top players were called “Two and a half Men” a direct knock on Bosh. The quote implied that Bosh, even though he had been selected to a number of All Star game, did not deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as James and Wade.
Today, those barbs and insults all seem to be shortsighted and foolish, with Miami losing two straight games to fall behind Indiana 2-1 in their semifinal best of seven series. Mr. Bosh is missed much more than what fans, media, players and maybe even coaches expected.
Bosh is out for an indefinite amount of time due to a deep, lower abdominal strain. His loss has exposed the Heat as just a two-dimensional team at their best and at worst just a one-dimensional team. It is eerily similar to the final two seasons James played in Cleveland for the Cavaliers.
Teammates, including James, have said Bosh is one of the biggest parts of the team. He does a number of things on both offensive and defense that go unnoticed by most. This season Bosh missed nine regular season games and now two in the playoffs. The Heat is just 4-7 without him in the lineup.