Chris Bosh Thinks Dwyane Wade Should Take The Last Shot


Chris Bosh is considered the “3” of the big 3. The least important component. But most don’t realize that he contributed 18 points and 8 rebounds last season and is actually been the most balanced throughout the Voltron formation of the Heat . Bosh shared his thoughts with GQ on who he’d want to take the last shot in a game and why he’s so emotional.

GQ: Quick hypothetical, toes aside: Let’s say the game was tied. 10 seconds left. You had 30 points, LeBron’s got 30, and Wade’s got 30. You got the same amount of rebounds, same amount of assists—having the same great game. Who takes the shot at the end to either win or loose the game.

Chris Bosh: [immediately] Dwyane.

GQ: Why?

Chris Bosh: Because of his success in the past, given what he’s done. He’s a champ. He’s an MVP, and he’s hit a bunch of last-second shots. That’s the time you have to put pride aside a little bit, and do what’s best for the team. He’s quickest, and he’s gonna get a shot off. He relishes those moments.

GQ: When was the last time you cried?

Chris Bosh: The NBA Finals. Everybody saw that. Everybody made a big deal out of it, and that’s what bothered me the most. It’s like, “Dude, if you’ve never cried over basketball as a grown man, you’re lying. I don’t care what you’re saying, you’re lying.” I lost at the ultimate level, you know? If the guys don’t understand that, they’re either lying or they don’t have a pulse.

GQ: Crying is a mark of a competitor?

Chris Bosh: Yeah. I hate to lose. When I was a kid, I used to cry every time I lost a game, up until, like, the 8th grade. I used to go ballistic. I used to go crazy. If I cried it’d be like, “Ah, Chris is crying again… damn it… come on, get in the car.” All that over one game. I hated to lose.

I applaud Bosh’s honesty. You don’t work that hard to get to the finals, lose and just brush it off. At least you shouldn’t. It takes a strong man to expose their tender side. Especially considering all the slander he endured.