Basketball Miami Heat Retire Chris Bosh’s Jersey by Dylan Manfre March 27, 2019 Chris Bosh revolutionized the way a stretch-forward/center played the game of basketball; it was unlike anyone before him at his position. At halftime in the the Miami Heat’s contest against the Orlando Magic on March 26, the franchise hoisted his No. 1 jersey up to the rafters. Bosh joins Tim Hardaway Sr., (No. 10), Shaquille O’Neal (No. 32) and Alonzo Mourning (No. 33) as the Heat legends to have their numbers retired. A fourth-overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, Bosh started out his illustrious career with the Toronto Raptors where he spent his first seven seasons before he was traded to the Heat in July of 2010 which formed the “Big 3” with longtime friends Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. Bosh was a six-time NBA all-star with the Raptors and led them to the postseason in 2006-07 and in 2007-08. Coming to the Heat gave Bosh a real shot at winning a title which he accomplished twice. In his time in Miami, he was also a six-time NBA all-star. He extended his shooting range from behind the arc – something not many 6-foot-11 forwards could do. He averaged a career-high 4.19 three-pointers per game in what would be his final season in 2015-16. Bosh’s passion for the game and energy was unmatched when he was on the court dunking the ball with authority and belting out a yell afterword to get everyone out of their seats. A career cut short due to blood clots will undoubtedly lead Bosh one day to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he will assume his rightful spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Post Views: 1,056 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Dylan Manfre Dylan is a sophomore journalism major at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and covers the Somerset Patriots and Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He is also the Sports Editor of Rider's student newspaper, The Rider News. Latest posts by Dylan Manfre (see all) Michael Crouse Represents Team Canada at 2019 Pan-Am Games - August 10, 2019 Somerset strings together four straight wins on road trip - August 9, 2019 Somerset ends homestand with loss to York - August 1, 2019 Patriots head into new month hoping to turn corner - August 1, 2019 Related TopicsChris BoshMiami HeatNBAOrlando MagicToronto Raptors Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020 More in Basketball You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video) On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 97: SNY’s Michelle Margaux (Audio/Video) On the 97th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined SNY’s... WNBA Rolling Out Red Carpet For Upcoming 25th Anniversary Season The WNBA’s 25th season also marks the debut of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup. Baseline Jumper, Episode 69: Nets Playoff Push, Nurkic Injury, and Jimmer Back in the NBA Better Fit For Knicks: Zion Williamson or Ja Morant?