As the Miami Heat prepare for Game 2 of the NBA finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder the team has chosen to remain noncommittal regarding the status of All-Star forward Chris Bosh.
Bosh for his part has remained abused by all the talk of his playing status, noting on Wednesday afternoon:
“I didn’t know it was such a big deal, the starting thing. I just thought people were happy to see me out there.”
Chris Bosh started every game he played in during the regular season and led the Miami Heat through an aggressive playoff run before suffering an abdominal injury during the Eastern Conference semifinals. After a nine-game absence Bosh came off the bench in four games.
During Tuesday’s loss to the City Thunder Bosh played for 34 minutes while grabbing 10 points and five rebounds.
Turning a bit more serious about his goals for Thursday Bosh told ESPN
“I’m a glass is half-full kind of guy. I always look at whatever position I’m, I’m like, ‘This is the best position to be in right now.’ It doesn’t matter to me.”
The Miami Heat were simply outplayed on Tuesday night when Kevin Durant kicked up his game for 36 points while Dwayne Wade failed to impress.
LeBron James has proven throughout the Miami Heat’s playoff run that he can step up when he’s needed most, after coming off a 30 point game I wouldn’t be surprised to see bigger numbers from LeBron which in turn could fire the Miami’s lineup of All-Star players who remained unremarkable in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.