FILE – Former Miami Heat player Chris Bosh responds to his team's retirement from his shirt at half-time in an NBA game between the Heat and the Orlando Magic, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo / Joe Skipper)
Chris Bosh does not hide his frustration at not being a finalist for this year's anchorage class for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The former Miami and Toronto striker released a video statement on social media on Tuesday in which one version of the word "disappoint" – be it "disappointed", "disappointed" or "disappointing" – no less than 15 Times in 5 minutes.
Bosh was a surprising omission last week from the class of eight finalists that were considered by the hall earlier than that year. This list included contemporary players Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. The initiate class will be announced at Atlanta’s College Basketball Final 4 Men’s April 4 in Atlanta, and the basketball hall of fame ceremony will be held on August 29 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
"I'll be honest with you," said Bosh. "I am a competitive man. I have competed my whole life. A lot of people don't really know about me, but I am a strong competitor. Losing bugs me. Coming short is bothering me. It always did, you know you, since I started playing basketball and it kind of bleeds on everything I do. So I just keep going. So that's what you hear from me, I'm disappointed. "
Bosh is one of 13 players in NBA history who have averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in a career with at least 11 All-Star selections.
The other 12 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Karl Malone, Shaquille O & # 39; Neal, Charles Barkley, Moses Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Larry Bird, Bob Pettit, Patrick Ewing, Elvin Hayes and Elgin Baylor – are all the Hall of Fame.
Bosh is also the only Hall-enabled player with 17,189 points, 7,592 rebounds, 1,795 assists, 11 All-Star selections and two championships, who is not yet in the Hall of Fame or is a finalist this year. There are other players with these numbers, like LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki, who are not yet eligible because they are still playing or retiring too late.
"One of the things people like to say is" Oh, next year, "" said Bosh. "What if there is no next year? I think about it every day. And I hope you think about it too, but what if there is no tomorrow? What does that mean anyway? That is a certain question for me has been pretty busy, but I just have to be honest with you. I'm very disappointed. "
Bosh, who will turn 36 next month, said he wished he would still play and believes that he would still be in the NBA if not the health issues that abruptly ended his career in 2016. Bosh has had at least two seizures with blood clots
In his last season in 2015/16, he was an all-star for Miami. He had an average of 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds this season and had just arrived in Toronto for this year's all-star game when a clot was discovered in one of his legs.
He never played again. Bosh finally grappled with this reality and watched his jersey pull back from the heat – the team with which he won two championships, a stint that he remembered most when he recovered and assisted Ray Allen's season-saving game enables 3-pointers with 5.2 seconds in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA final against San Antonio. Bosh also blocked a Danny Green 3-point attempt at the end of extra time to seal Miami's 3-point win, and the heat would win Game 7 for her second consecutive title.
"I was disappointed with my short career," said Bosh. "I think I should still play basketball now, but this is neither here nor there. That was in my goals. It was in my plans and it just didn't work out. I don't want to be in this position. Now I'm busy Here with it. Had other plans, plans for the opportunity to work with such a great class, I wasn't even qualified. You know what I mean? … It's just disappointing. "
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