Heat's Bosh doesn't get respect he deserves

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh drives past Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard during Game 2 of the NBA...

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh drives past Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, June 8, 2014. (ROBYN BECK/AFP)

Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:29 PM ET

Chris Bosh is one hell of a sidekick — and a big reason why LeBron James could win his third straight championship if the Heat can take out the Spurs again, starting with Tuesday’s pivotal Game 3.

Bosh takes a lot of flack because he is a bit more honest, expressive and maybe even a bit eccentric compared to most of his contemporaries — he has said he grew up with “extremely geeky parents” and learned to code and be computer savvy from an early age — and because he bolted from Toronto in order to gang up with James and Dwyane Wade in pursuit of championships in South Beach (something that has worked out quite well for him, incidentally).

You can rip the guy for being a bit different, or maybe for being a front-runner, but what you cannot do is pretend he is overrated and not a key cog for these Heat.


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