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Third Man Out

Posted By Alex Belth On June 7, 2011 @ 2:04 pm In 1: Featured,Basketball,Bronx Banter,Games We Play,Magazine Writers,Sportswriting | Comments Disabled

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Over at ESPN, there is a terrific profile of Chris Bosh by Elizabeth Merrill [2]l:

He has always moved to a different beat, a cross between easy listening and hard-thumping rap. He plays with a hint of vulnerability and fear. He says things James and Wade wouldn’t say. Like when he was humbled in a second-round loss last month in Boston. Bosh told reporters that nerves played a part in one of his worst games of the season.

“When you talk to LeBron or Dwyane, you feel like you’re talking to a basketball player,” Miami Herald columnist Greg Cote said. “When you talk to Chris Bosh, you get the feeling you’re talking to a pretty interesting guy who just happens to play basketball. He admits things you don’t often hear major athletes admit. He’ll tell you that sometimes he feels anxiety in late games.

“He almost reminds me, in a way, of Ricky Williams with the Dolphins. He just has that sensitive side to him that’s interesting to explore.”

I’m not rooting for the Heat but I like Bosh. Again, great job by Merrill.

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[2] a terrific profile of Chris Bosh by Elizabeth Merrill: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2011/news/story?id=6612403

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