When the Miami Heat do post-game player interviews, first Chris Bosh comes in and talks from the table. Then later (often quite a bit later) LeBron James and Dwyane Wade come in and speak together.
It’s felt like that on the court too this season — that the Big Three is really a Big Two +One.
Bosh told the Sun Sentinel that’s pretty much the case.
From post-game behavior to pre-game reading material, Bosh always has been different from the Heat’s other superstars. Being the third wheel? No problem. Less media attention? More time to read. Sometimes referred to as the weak link? It makes him stronger.
James and Wade are the mainland. Bosh is perfectly fine being Hawaii or Alaska, off to the side.
“For me, I’m not afraid to dance to the beat of my own drum,” Bosh said. “There are things I like to do on my own. When it’s time to come together as a unit, we come together as a unit….
“With me, I’ve always just been different,” Bosh said. “I’ve never tried to fit in. I’m one of the fellas, great. I get along with everybody, great. But if I’m going to read my book, I’m going to read my book and this is what I’m doing.”
This is not a big deal, they do not need to be “the super friends” so long as it doesn’t bleed onto the court. And it hasn’t. Great teammates do not need to get along (do I really need to point out Kobe and Shaq?).
And up 2-0 on Boston, right now it’s all good. So you can call Bosh whatever you like. He’s focused on his book.