The Chicago Bulls handed the Miami Heat a third-straight loss on Saturday, but the Southeast Division’s first place team isn’t concerned with a few losses as much as the Heat are concerned with injuries. More specifically, they’re concerned with ankle injuries suffered by LeBron James and Chris Bosh. James injured his ankle in Miami’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers last Wednesday and Bosh injured his ankle in Saturday’s loss to the Bulls. Luckily for Dwyane Wade, the team only plays 2 times in the next 10 days.
But as James is expected to battle through the pain and play against the Atlanta Hawks tomorrow night, Bosh is taking his injury very seriously. He has taken umbrage with the haphazard play of Chicago’s rookie center, Omer Asik. According to various accounts, the 24-year old Turk has worked very hard to be a strong contributor to Chicago’s battered frontcourt this season, but Bosh doesn’t want to hear any of that nonsense. Not when it affects the 5-star food that he puts on his family’s table…
“C’mon, that is how guys get hurt, that is how serious injuries happen. You’ve got to watch people’s legs. I know guys want to hustle and everything but we all want to play and provide for our families and have a job. We all want to be healthy and that is very important If it is by somebody’s leg, don’t dive for the ball, it’s too close.” (Via CBS Sports)
Yeah, Omar! Don’t do your job and help your team win so that Bosh can half-ass his job and keep calling himself a superstar. Look, I know that we – myself in particular, as a frustrated Orlando Magic fan – like to give the Heat a lot of crap for being spoiled and undeservedly arrogant. But I am absolutely getting a kick out of the guy who is making $14.5 million this season criticizing the guy who is making $1.3 million for playing hard. It could only be better if Bosh was spitting caviar from his mouth while riding a Clydesdale to his diamond mine.
Video of the injury after the jump…
There is good news for Bosh, despite this clearly serious and brutal injury – he won’t require amputation. I know, I was all like, “Damn bro, that’s a gnarly injury” and then I ate leftover Taco Bell for dinner. What can I say, me and C-Bosh are ballers.
I want more like this!
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