Chris Bosh has made an excellent living playing professional basketball. However, don't expect the Miami Heat center to watch a game unless he is playing in it.
"I had to stop watching basketball," Bosh said after Tuesday's 107-97 home loss to the Detroit Pistons. "I can't even watch basketball. 'Oh, really, you're playing like that? Golly!' It's crazy. Seriously, you watch games—it's like it's totally different teams. That's why I don't like watching NBA anymore. I just watch us. It's like, you watch the big prime-time games; but you watch another game, you'll get in your head what this team is, and they'll be something totally different tomorrow."
In a weird way, Bosh's explanation makes a little sense. He doesn't want to gain a perception on a given opponent that may not necessarily be true. Especially when you consider the fact that he believes the Heat receive a better effort from opponents than other teams do.
"Every once in a while, you're reminded of how much of a grind it really is," Bosh said. "We get a team's best every night. People don't really understand what that means, the effort that we have to put into the game. If we're a step off, we pay. It's something that we deal with. We never complain about it; we just do what we have to do."
Sure, as the two-time defending champion, the Heat do receive every team's best shot. But prohibiting yourself from enjoying the leisure of watching the game you love on television is no way to live!
Via Bleacher Report