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Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

Posted on: January 16, 2011 12:58 pm
Edited on: January 16, 2011 1:01 pm
 
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh sprained his ankle against the Chicago Bulls and feels that Bulls big man Omer Asik should have tried harder not to injure him. Posted by Ben Golliver.

After dropping a game to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, the Miami Heat have lost three straight, in no small part due to a sprained ankle for LeBron James that kept him out of action. James' fellow member of the Big 3, Heat forward Chris Bosh, also went down with an ankle injury during the third quarter of Saturday night's game against the Bulls.

With Chicago leading 73-68 with less than a minute to play in the third quarter, a loose ball scramble led Bosh to lean down towards the ground to secure possession. Bulls big man Omer Asik, who had been in a pile up in the paint, also made a play on the loose ball, diving over a second late and crashing into Bosh's left leg, sending the ball out of bounds. Bosh grimaced and rolled around on the court, holding his left ankle as Heat forward Mike Miller attended to him. After about five seconds, Bosh was able to get up and walk it off, yelping in some pain. Bosh sat out the fourth quarter after the injury.

Here's a look at the play, courtesy of YouTube user OutsideTheNBA.




The Sun-Sentinel called the ankle injury a "significant concern" due to Miami's thin frontcourt, but ESPN.com reports that X-rays taken at the United Center were negative. Also negative was Bosh's take on Asik's play, according to ESPN.com.
"C'mon, that is how guys get hurt, that is how serious injuries happen. You've got to watch people's legs. I know guys want to hustle and everything but we all want to play and provide for our families and have a job.We all want to be healthy and that is very important If it is by somebody's leg, don't dive for the ball, it's too close."
Does Bosh have a point here? No. 

Asik made a fair, if a bit awkward, play on a loose ball. Had Bosh laid out completely and dove for the ball, his leg wouldn't have been in harm's way. No one wants to see a big body come crashing down on an exposed knee/ankle like that -- it's an athlete's and fan's worst nightmare -- but, given the circumstances, it didn't warrant a lecture from Bosh. Asik did nothing for which he should apologize.

We should probably chalk up Bosh's statements to post-traumatic delusion, as he apparently is suggesting that his opponents, who are being compensated handsomely and are expected by millions of viewers to win at all costs, calibrate their effort level based on their proximity to other players and the potential for injury. That's not just unrealistic, that's against the best interest of the game. It doesn't make sense in theory and it would be impossible to put into practice.

The good news for James, Bosh and the Heat is that there is no better time for guys to be getting injured, as Miami plays just two games in the next 10 days.
Comments

Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

Wow another injury for Miami. Seem like there are alot of ankle injuries. They should be wearing ankle braces all day during the season. Hey Bosh go to www.kneedabrace.com and get a brace. LOL. Really they need something for those weak ankles.



Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

Wow another injury for Miami. Seem like there are alot of ankle injuries. They should be wearing ankle braces all day during the season. Hey Bosh go to www.kneedabrace.com and get a brace. LOL. Really they need something for those weak ankles.



Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

Wow another injury for Miami. Seem like there are alot of ankle injuries. They should be wearing ankle braces all day during the season. Hey Bosh go to www.kneedabrace.com and get a brace. LOL. Really they need something for those weak ankles.



Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

Wow another injury for Miami. Seem like there are alot of ankle injuries. They should be wearing ankle braces all day during the season. Hey Bosh go to www.kneedabrace.com and get a brace. LOL. Really they need something for those weak ankles.



Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

Wow another injury for Miami. Seem like there are alot of ankle injuries. They should be wearing ankle braces all day during the season. Hey Bosh go to www.kneedabrace.com and get a brace. LOL. Really they need something for those weak ankles.



Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

Wow another injury for Miami. Seem like there are alot of ankle injuries. They should be wearing ankle braces all day during the season. Hey Bosh go to www.kneedabrace.com and get a brace. LOL. Really they need something for those weak ankles.



Since: Aug 3, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

 You've got to watch people's legs. I know guys want to hustle and everything but we all want to play and provide for our families and have a job.
Gee, it's a shame Chris Bosh won't be able to provide for him family for the next couple of games. Let's all take up a collection.

In seriousness, I find it highly offensive when athletes who are making millions break out the "provide for our families" line. Just one of Chris Bosh's paychecks would represent a huge windfall for most people. He sprains an ankle, his family is not going to go hungry. Whe a guy who works on an assembly line gets hurt, his family genuinely does suffer.

I'm as much of a basketball fan as anybody, but when are these clowns going to learn not to invoke their paychecks in public comments?



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:17 am
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

I've seen quite a few if not most agree that Bosh is a softie but I don't get those that defend him.  I've seen posts saying that they played basketball it bothered them when guys would dive for a ball....Really?  What league were you playing in that this bothered you?  13-14 boys rec league?  I mean, isn't one of the first things you are taught growing up playing ball is to be aggressive and GET the loose ball at any cost.  Who ever says it bothers them when someone gives that much effort as to dive for a ball clearly was never meant to play sports and perhaps should have stayed home in the kitchen and cook and sew.  It's rather humorous, sometimes I think people just disagree with the norm just to disagree....there is no defense to Bosh is a soft baby.



Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:48 am
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

I think i'm going to get my niece a Chris Bosh "Pillow Pet" for her birthday.  SOFT!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:45 am
 

Chris Bosh sprains ankle, whines about Omer Asik

He's not just kinda soft, he's very soft. He's a roll of Charmin floating down Lake Tampon on a silk cloud. And he's also a gutless, heartless punk. Bosh was "the man" in Toronto and had them in position to get the 8th seed in the East last year. Instead, he sat out the last few weeks and watched the Bulls pass his Raptors rather than risk his own free agency courtship. These are the facts. He's comfortably the most over-paid player in the NBA.


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