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Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

Posted on: November 19, 2010 1:40 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:54 pm
 
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh explains a post-game comment where he said coach Erik Spoelstra wants to work while Heat players want to "chill." heat-stroke Posted by Ben Golliver

Put your foot in your mouth. Like a Bosh! Walk back your comments. Like a Bosh! Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh struggled to start the season, but after a breakout performance against the pathetically-defending Phoenix Suns, Bosh used his post-game interview to explain to the world that Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and the Heat players have an apparent difference of opinion. "[Spoelstra] wants to work and we want to chill," Bosh said. Chilling is likely not looked upon too kindly by Heat fans, especially after the team has so far failed to live up to its (self-created) monstrous expectations. In a radio interview on 790 The Ticket transcribed by SportsRadioInterviews.com, Bosh attempted to explain his "chill" comment. 
“OK, I really don’t understand. I can understand why people want to hear that, but in all honesty, we work extremely hard. We work extremely hard. We love our job. We love what we do. … When you go to work and you work hard, you feel that sometimes you need to rest a little bit so you can perform when it’s time to perform. Spo, he’s a natural head coach. Just like any other head coach, he’s gonna feel like, ‘We have to work at this,’ because he has to be a perfectionist, right? … We’re like, ‘No, we’ll figure it out.’ It’s just a common ground that we have to come to because we want to rest up for the next battle and he wants to prepare us for the next battle. We know we have to practice, and every time we go into practice, we’re going at 100 percent. I said ‘Chill,’ OK, that’s fine. Let me clarify. When I said ‘Chill,’ I didn’t mean like I just chill at home every single day and don’t go to the gym at all. In this league, you can’t do that and be successful, I think we all know that. … I was tired, I was happy we won, I used a happy word.”
Really.  A "happy word."  I guess we know now that if Bosh had televised his free agency "Decision" he wouldn't have picked a Boys and Girls Club as the location, instead opting for a Kindergarten classroom where he could draw a picture of a Florida beach with crayons. Here are some other happy words that I can think of off the top of my head ... Dedication, Focus. Winning. Rings. 
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Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2010 6:17 pm
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

People will probably say that the media is making too much out of nothing but this is probably the exact reason while the Heat aren't playing well.  The coach wants them to work and the players don't give a damn.  A bunch of prima donnas who do not have the intensity of power through the hard times.  Its not surprising that none of them have played in a final and that this trio of players still won't make it to the final.  They would rather practice with and laid back atitutde and chill.



Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2010 12:39 pm
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

I just wish these guys would THINK before they speak. 



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2010 11:46 am
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

Topof Dline: Good points but I think that this incident is just one of many incidents that have dissappointed me with Bosh and if I sound fed up- I am. Even though I am a Toronto fan, I and others were totally supportive of him leaving for a better chance to win. Roy Halliday is another athlete who has left Toronto yet we were all still pulling for him in the playoffs. He departed in a classy way after giving the Jays every opportunity to build a winner around him. In his last year with the Jays there was no negative body language, no public comments- nothing to hate so many of us still love him. He is a class act through and through and will be cheered each visit back to Toronto.

Bosh was pretty much the same. A guy who worked hard was pretty much positive- hated to lose and didn't mind getting on his team mates when necessary. He used to chew out Bargnani regularly as Bargnani meandered up and down the court. He too gave the Raps lots of time to put a winner in place and fair enough he left when they failed at the task.

No matter how he meant "chill" it is not the type of comment I had ever heard from him in Toronto. There were times when he must have been eaten up inside at some of the dumb moves the Raptors made- on draft night, during games the list was endless. Bosh was always the diplomat- never second guessing his coaches publicly. The epitimy of what a star and role model should be.

Now he is telling his coach publicly that he needs to chill? He shows up to camp with 15 pounds less muscle than last year on a team that is lacking muscle? He is part of the whole public farce that was free agency of 2010? The only thing he didn't do was have his own show like Lebron. Everything else was just as bad. I mean- could you imagine Roy Halliday twitting to the public- where should I go? What should I do? His actions show he got all caught up in the attention and glory of his new found celebrity and I think he also has lost sight of why he has been successful and why he has been so popular. It has been his humility that has made him popular and it has been his work ethic that made him great. I'm not sure the work ethic was there this summer nor do I see the same man when he interacts with the media nor on the court. I see the imprint of Lebron and that's not who Chris Bosh should be.

Thus Roy Halliday is #1 in my books and Bosh is no longer even in my book. But I do hope the real Bosh resurfaces. Those of you in the USA who never really saw much of this guy really don't know what you are missing!



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2010 10:04 am
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

OMG!  Chris Bosh just went to the bathroom and dropped a deuce!  CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE A STORY ON THAT!
SOME SERIOUS JOURNALISM GOING HERE.  HELP ME OUT HERE, I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO'S DUMBER, THE REPORTER THAT BROKE THE STORY, THE WRITER WHO UPDATED THE STORY, OR THE PERSON THAT MADE IT THE STORY.
WHO GIVES A RATS @SS WHAT WAS SAID.  PEOPLE ON THESE BOARDS, WRITERS, AND PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY NEED TO STOP BEING SO SENSITIVE AND UP ON EVERYONE'S BUSINESS.  GIVE IT A REST.  MOST OF US DON'T CARE AND JUST WANT TO WATCH A SPORTS GAME BEING PLAYED!  
THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I'VE BOYCOTTED THE NAZIS OVER AT ESPN AND ALL OF THE OTHER SPORTS SITES AND SHOWS.  IF IT WASN'T FOR THE FACT THAT I HAVE TO LOG ONTO HERE FOR FANTASY, I'D BE ONE LESS PERSON ON THIS CRAP.  I'LL JUST PRINT THIS AND WIPE AS I'VE DONE WITH MANY OTHER THINGS.
HERE ARE FOUR WORDS THAT JUST ROLLED OUT OF MY MOUTH - YOU ARE A DOUCHE!



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2010 8:11 am
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

the truth is bosh isn't smarter than that, hes an embarresment for a big man and doesn't bring anything to the table that this team requires. What a donkey...



Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2010 2:10 am
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

Bosh is smarter than that. In fact, anyone is smarter than that.  To say a word like 'Chill' in reference to not doing s*** and believing that he literally meant every letter of it is idiotic. All you bashers are just waiting what the next 3 will say next for more bashing. You guys sound like housewives having nothing to do than talk about your neighbors. Poor choice of word from Bosh? Maybe. Did he meant he sits on his ass not doing anything? Definitley not.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 12:17 am
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

I tell you I love Bosh's attitude as a recipe for defeat. Never, ever would we hear the likes of Jordan or Kobalt talk like this. Go Lakers!



Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 12:00 am
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

This is getting ridiculous. Could the media and we please stop dissection every single word coming out of Miami? We are looking for weak spots in every single sentence, throwing us at them like hungry lions. He said chill, so what? You think all other players in the NBA dont want to chill?
Leave them alone and let them play....



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 10:50 pm
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

@Jim F13:

A lot of people have taken what Chris Bosh said literally but he wasn't talking about the three amigos chillin' he was referring that his coach needs to 'Chill'.  It's obvious coach Spoelstra is under increased scrutiny and pressure to help make this team reach its full potential and he's probably working in excess to find the right combinations and schemes to make the necessary corrections.  This can actually cause more problems than it solves as he's working beyond he's capacity or strength, he needs to relax and 'Chill'.  I'm not a Heat fan but people have blown this out of proportion and it's really no big deal as Spoestra has mention:

"Chris' comment didn't even warrant that.  I really saw no news out of it.  Chris is one of our hardest working players.  He hasn't missed a practice or a shootaround. If he was missing things, and then saying, 'I don't want to work', maybe there would be a red flag.  This is one of our hardest workers." 

Chris used a wrong choice of words, he mistakenly used the word 'Chill' and the media and fans couldn't wait to chime in and criticize the paper champions.  It's not a big deal;  I expect the Heat will be under this type of scrutiny the entire season.




Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2010 9:36 pm
 

Chris Bosh calls 'chill' comment a 'happy word'

I love this.  The more we talk about Miami the easier it becomes for L.A. to Win another Title.   C.B.2 was an average to O.K.  player in T. and now he is playing in a city were it is hard to concentrate on basketball and easy to concentrate on Coconut Groveeeeeeeeeeeeee.  You know I dont like Lebron or Bosh too much but Bosh just might have a POynttttt  let them have some fun after all its Miami not Toronto or Clevelend.


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