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Old 12-31-2008, 10:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Jay View Post
Wow, you really couldn't be any more wrong than you are here. The great thing about Bosh's game is that there are a lot of possibilities. Bosh has had success when he has used his athleticism to get to the rim and has shown that he has enough speed on the first step to get an angle and then go up hard. To suggest that he is using the jumper to then work inside is ludicrous. As Bosh has gotten stronger over the years, he has been more physically able to attack the rim, so now that he has the talent and the body for it, he should be doing it routinely. Seriously, who was there to stop him tonight? The Birdman? K-Mart? I'll take Bosh attacking either of those guys any night. Nene plays tough inside, but I'll take Bosh's speed on him too.

As for the other weaknesses the Raps have, those have been well documented. That's why they need Bosh to get inside, so that he can get to the line, get the opposition in foul trouble, score points with the clock stopped and then open things up for his teammates as the D will not be able to be as aggressive.
So again, like others, you think he should be doing it routinely, and can do it routinely, but he CHOOSES not too? He's a high center of gravity player. Nene, Kmart, Anderson are all quick players. Bosh isn't going to leave any of them in the dust when the race is starting only 5 feet from the rim. When Bosh isn't hitting that jumper and making them standup with a hand in his face, they sit down, and they crash his attempt to go the net with a forearm or quick jab to his hip, and a quick 2 inch shuffle to their right or left.

Bosh relies on his jumper. That's the way it is. And that's not a bad thing. Their have been many great bigs in this game that have relied on their jumper.
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