Chris Bosh Admits He Was Close To Leaving The Heat

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Money talks, but Chris Bosh is admitting that it wasn’t always about the money, and he was really close to bolting the Miami Heat for greener Pastures.


“It was close. I’m not going to lie,” Bosh said on “The Zaslow and Joy Show” on FM 104.3 The Ticket in Miami. “It was close. It was a weird situation because we were waiting so long and I didn’t know what was going on.

“I think you’re always in a situation where it is close even if you don’t leave because teams got very aggressive on me. And I guess as soon as LeBron made up his mind, that’s when everything could fall in line. But I was just waiting, so I didn’t know what was going on.”

With the loss of LeBron James to Cleveland, the retooled Heat will include a roster that includes Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole andChris Andersen, and newcomers Josh McRoberts, Luol Deng, Shabazz Napier and Danny Granger.

Bosh for his part believes Miami will be really good.

“I think we have a very good team,” Bosh told The Ticket. “Looking at the guys we’re bringing in, we have a chance to be very good. I know we don’t have the best player in the world; that’s an obvious thing. But teamwise, if we come together we can do a bunch of special things. We’re still going to be competitive. It gives us an opportunity to play with a chip on our shoulder. It has revitalized my attitude towards basketball a little bit. And I’m really excited.”

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