Further proof the Rockets had no chance at getting this attention whore
“Really, it's all about being on TV at the end of the day,” Bosh said. “Seriously. A guy can average 20 (points) and 10 (rebounds), and nobody really cares. If you don't see it (on U.S. national TV), then it doesn't really happen.”
Agreed....and you didn't even mention the fact he paid for a film crew to follow him around so they can turn it into a documentary. If I wanted to make myself feel more important I would do the same thing.
Well, giving that proper phrasing:
If you put up great numbers in a small market, no one will notice you and you'll be a nobody. If you take that game and deliver it in a big market, you have a chance to be known as a great.
Look at Mitch Richmond vs John Starks. Put Starks in 90s Sacramento and Richmond on the 90s Knicks and visualize how they'd be remembered today. No one would know Starks.
All that said, Bosh clearly only cared about his own celebrity. Not his basketball future. His celebrity. Those three want to be some sort of MTV reality show icons. Their image and fame matter more than winning (which they're just sort of assuming will come). Bosh in particular is showing almost no drive or determination out there. They may have issues if they can't get him to nut up.
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
from all I've seen of Bosh, he seems a really good guy. And very charismatic. And funny. He'd probably be quite the celebrity in most markets -- except possibly Miami, where he'll be forever in Lebron and Wade's shadows.
Scola will avg 18-10...I am glad he likes to watch himself on TV.
“We were all told by the league he was a tradeable player, and now they’re saying that Dell doesn’t have the authority to make the trade?” said an NBA executive who had periodic talks with New Orleans throughout the process. “Now they’re saying that Dell is an idiot, that he can’t do his job. [Expletive] this whole thing. David’s drunk on power, and he doesn’t give a [expletive] about the players, and he doesn’t give a [expletive] about the hundreds of hours the teams put in to make that deal"