Chris Bosh: ‘I Never Cared About Being a Superstar’

June 10th, 2014 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has two championship rings, nine All-Star appearances and perhaps most importantly a whole lot of perspective.

After years spent toiling as a go-to scorer with the Toronto Raptors, he's now in his fourth season as a third option with the Heat. And despite the constant clamoring for him to do more, to be the guy he once was, Bosh has reached a state of basketball enlightenment.

He knows who and what he is. Just as importantly, he knows what he's not.

In an incisive piece by's Tom Haberstroh, Bosh recounted the misguided criticisms he's faced in Miami:

That's the venom. For a while, they were questioning my sexuality. They still do. They were questioning my sexuality, questioning my game. And I'm like, 'Why are they all messing with me?' I didn't do anything to anybody. I didn't do nothing. I just came here to play basketball. And they're like, 'Oh, he's not a real superstar.' I never cared about being a superstar.

In a cruelly ironic twist, Bosh has taken flak for doing the one thing we beg most other stars to try: subjugating his ego and statistics for the go ...

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