Chris Bosh is a former professional NBA player for the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat, who played as the team’s power forward. Growing up, he considered his parents as his biggest influence and NBA legend Kevin Garnett as his most favorite NBA player. Being too tall for his age of 4, he usually outrebounded his peers whenever he played basketball, yet he only learned to embrace the sport during his fourth grade.

Bosh attended Lincoln High School where he is prolific not only in sports but also in his academics, as he was a member of the National Honor Society and some other student engineering organizations in Dallas. Soon enough, he gathered college recruiters when he led his school became the country’s number, and be featured in the USA Today National Championship to a 40-0 in the season. He was also awarded as the High School Player of the Year by Basketball America.

College Basketball

Although Bosh was highly favored by major colleges, he decided to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology, because his cousin and aunt went to the same college. He took up Graphic Design & Computer Imaging as his course. He was an instant superstar in his freshman year, as he averaged 15.6 points per game with 9.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. His goal percentage was 56%, which was the highest for the Atlantic Coast Conference, therefore, he became the first freshman since Antawn Jamison to set the record. After his first year, he decided to enter the 2003 NBA Draft.

Position Power Forward
Born Mar 24, 1984
Nationality United States United States
Nickname CB
Team History
Miami Heat Miami Heat 2010 - 2017
Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 2003 - 2010

NBA Career

During the 2003 NBA Draft, he was lined up with today’s most popular basketball players like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwayne Wade. Bosh was the fourth overall draft pick by the Toronto Raptors, who were looking to replace Vince Carter. During his first few months, Bosh became the Raptor’s center player, which became a challenging role to fill in because his physical statuesque is extremely thin. This caused him numerous injuries because his opposing player is twice his height and strength. Nevertheless, Bosh strived to commit himself to the team.

During the 2004 NBA Season, Bosh averaged 11.5 points per game with 7.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks and he was leading the rookies when it comes to rebounds and blocks. He also set a record for the Raptors by making 557 blocks for a year. Eventually, he was chosen for the All-Rookie First Team at the 2004 All-Star Weekend.

When Vince Carter left the Raptors, Bosh was tasked to fill up his job by playing the power forward. As a result, he averaged 18.4 points with 9.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. He was also hailed as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

In 2010, he joined the Miami Heat, and he revealed his signing with Miami Heat through his social media account on Twitter. Bosh became one of the key players for the Miami Heat to defend the NBA Championships from the 2011-2013 season. In the 2013-14 season, he averaged 16.2 points with 6.6 rebounds per game and a 33% shooting rate.

Bosh’s career continue to soar higher until he had continual issues with blood clotting in 2016. Bosh didn’t clear his physical exam, which means he would not be able to attend training camps. Miami Heat president Pat Riley concluded with the team that Bosh’s career with the Heat may be over. In 2019, he announced that he is no longer pursuing his NBA career as he is planning to retire.

National Team Career

Bosh has always been noted for his keen leadership both for the Raptors and Heat. His basketball style is also compared to his favorite athlete, Kevin Garnett. To be included in the national team is inevitable to happen as he was selected to become a member of the 2002 USA Basketball Junior World Championship Qualifying Team, who went home with a bronze medal. He also competed in the 2006 FIBA World Championship and 2008 Olympic Games.

Achievements

  • 2007 NBA Eastern Conference Playerof the Month
  • 9x BA Eastern Conference Player ofthe Week
  • 2007 NBA Atlantic Division Champion
  • 2007 All-NBA Second Team
  • Gold Medalist at the 2008 SummerOlympics
  • Bronze Medalist at the 2006 FIBAWorld Championship

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