Miami Heat's Chris Bosh Got Personal On Instagram About His Hall Of Fame Loss (VIDEO)
"I'm not gonna lie, I'm disappointed."
The Miami Heat player Chris Bosh will have to wait at least another year to be inducted to the NBA Hall of Fame. The two-time NBA champ was officially left out of this year's final stage of Hall of Fame candidacy. Considering Bosh's impressive career and the sacrifice he displayed, plenty of folks were stunned to see the former Heat player snubbed from induction.
Chris Bosh was drafted in 2003 by the Toronto Raptors after playing one season of college ball at Georgia Tech. Over the course of the next seven years, Bosh became known as one of the elite players of the league.
The power forward was selected for five NBA ALL-Star games and represented Team USA in the 2008 Summer Olympics by winning the gold medal.
The only thing seemingly missing from Bosh's career was an NBA title. So in 2010, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James stunned the entire NBA and the whole sports world by joining forces in Miami to create what's considered one of the most dominant and talented trios in the league at the time.
The four years after the three All-Stars joined forces, they reached the NBA finals every year and won two titles together (while providing). James, Wade, and Bosh all seemed to be a shoo-in for induction to the NBA hall of fame.
However, ahead of the kick-off of the 2020 NBA All-Star weekend, we discovered that Chris Bosh was not among the finalists for this year's Hall of Fame induction.
NBA reporter for ESPN Jorge Sedano covered the Miami Heat for years during the big three era. He made his feeling toward Bosh's snub known immediately via a Twitter post.
"Chris Bosh not being a finalist is just mind-boggling. Numbers are there. He sacrificed as much as any player I've ever seen on a championship team," the post read.
The sacrifice Sedano mentions refers to the fact that Bosh, the former leader of the Toronto Raptors, decided to take the third spot in line when joining the Heat.
While Bosh is often regarded as the, he is not now, nor was he ever regarded as the biggest star or the best player on the team. And that's just the point: he seemed to know this would be the case and yet he accepted these terms in order to win an NBA title.
Following this loss, Bosh took to Instagram today and commented on what he felt was a disappointing snub. His eyes appear to be a little misty as he touches down on all his feelings surrounding the ordeal.
Bosh mentions that he is a competitor and always has been. So, yes, he is disappointed that he was not named among the finalists for this year's Hall of Fame induction class. A class that includes the late Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan among others.
That said, Bosh is keeping his head up. His caption reads: "But you can't stop living your life. So I'm moving forward. Will you? Life doesn't stop!! Let's get it."
Bosh's fans showed love on Twitter after the 11-time All-Star made his feelings public.
This fan left some touching words that seemed to resonate with the player's supporters across the board, with many other comments following similar sentiments.
Bosh's career was cut short in 2016 after the had a reoccurring issue with blood clots in his lungs. Despite an early end to his career and this devastating loss, in the words of Amaury, Bosh, "You are in our Hall of Fame!" and congrats are still in order to those who made the cut.