NBA latest news: Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh Center of attention
Forget NBA trade news and rumours, today’s front page is all about Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh, today he confirmed he will remain center for the upcoming Mia Heat 2012/13 schedule, selflessly putting the team before his personal ambitions.
Miami Heat opens the 2012-13 season against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 30 with Bosh expected to start at center, a role which he admits to complimenting his game.
“It’s becoming natural to me,” Bosh commented on ESPN.com on Thursday. “I have a very unique opportunity to do something very special for myself and my team. I think all the time that you have to evolve and get better. This is me evolving as a player.”
Bosh, the former power forward who traded to Heat in 2012, had made no secret of his hesitancy at taking on the center position at previous team Toronto Raptors, which echoed similar earlier sentiments from teammate LeBron James.
After witnessing the positional versatility of James’, aka 1-through-5’, Bosh now admits that there is more to be gained from experimenting outside the D and is to remain linking up with forwards.
Bosh took on advice from boss that regarded him an essential part of a better-drilled side, praising his play for Heat’s drive to the Championship.
“We’re such a unique team,” Bosh said. “We have such great guys that are very talented. It’s just all over the place — I may be at the top of the key, I might be in the corner, I might be on the block, I might be on the wing. I prepare for everything.”
Whether Bosh can repeat the same measure of success as last season owning the center position is a challenge the Heat star is more than happy to take on.
“The center, I’ve kind of taken the label off it,” he said. “I just want to be out there playing. I just consider myself a player. I’m gonna play my game, I’m not gonna change up anything, I’m gonna try and improve, and if we’re better with me at the center, then I’m willing to do it.”