77 Facts About Chris Bosh


Christopher Wesson Bosh was born on March 24,1984 and is an American former professional basketball player.


Chris Bosh left Toronto in 2010 as the franchise's all-time leader in points, rebounds, blocks, and minutes played.


In 2010, after seven seasons with the Raptors, Chris Bosh entered into a sign-and-trade deal whereby he was traded to the Miami Heat.


Chris Bosh spent the second half of his career with Miami, appearing in the NBA Finals each year from 2011 to 2014 and winning NBA titles in 2012 and 2013.


Chris Bosh made the NBA All-Star team every year during his time in Miami.


Chris Bosh's career was cut short by a blood clotting condition that the NBA ruled to be a career-ending illness.


Chris Bosh played his final NBA game on February 9,2016.


Notwithstanding the NBA's ruling, Chris Bosh fought to resume his playing career for three years before announcing in February 2019 that he intended to retire.


In 2021, Chris Bosh was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.


Since Chris Bosh was always tall for his age, he was accustomed to out-rebounding his peers whenever he played; but he only started learning the game of basketball seriously around fourth grade, doing so at a playground near his grandmother's house.


Chris Bosh played baseball up until high school, chiefly as a first baseman according to his preference.


Academically, Chris Bosh always excelled in school as he was a member of the National Honor Society and several student engineering organizations.


Chris Bosh was named High School Player of the Year by Basketball America; Powerade Player of the Year in Texas; a first-team All-American by Parade, McDonald's, and EA Sports; a second-team all-American by USA Today and SLAM Magazine; a first-team all-state player; and "Mr Basketball" in Texas by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.


Chris Bosh felt that Hewitt had his best interests at heart and respected his aspiration to play professionally; moreover, he was sufficiently impressed by what he saw of Georgia Tech's transition offense.


Chris Bosh eventually chose to follow the footsteps of his cousin and aunt and attended Georgia Tech to study graphic design and computer imaging, and subsequently, management.


Chris Bosh left Georgia Tech after his freshman season and entered the 2003 NBA draft.


Chris Bosh said in future interviews that although he misses his college days, he believes he made the right decision to pursue a professional career.


In what is widely regarded as one of the strongest draft classes in NBA history, which included future All-Stars LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh was selected fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2003 NBA draft and was signed on July 8,2003.


Chris Bosh's contributions were not unnoticed by teammates either, as he averaged 11.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 33.5 minutes in 75 games, leading all rookies in rebounding and blocks, and setting a franchise record for most rebounds in a rookie season with 557.


Chris Bosh was awarded his first ever NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played between January 3 and 9,2005.


Chris Bosh continued to work on his game as he consistently chalked up double-doubles, leading the team in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage for the first half of the season.


On February 9,2006, for the first time in his career, Chris Bosh was selected to play in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas as a reserve forward for the Eastern Conference.


Chris Bosh was only the third Raptor to make an All-Star game, after Carter and Antonio Davis.


Chris Bosh's selection was just three days after he was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time in his career.


Chris Bosh received the second highest number of votes among all Eastern Conference forwards.


On January 31,2007, in a game against the Washington Wizards, Chris Bosh scored a 65-foot buzzer-beating shot to end the third quarter of the game.


Chris Bosh shot 15-of-15 after missing his first four shots.


Chris Bosh's in-form streak enabled him to be selected Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January 2007.


Two days later, Chris Bosh collected 29 points and 11 rebounds against the Los Angeles Lakers, shooting 10-of-10 in the second half.


On March 28,2007, Chris Bosh became the new franchise record holder for double-doubles in a home win against the Miami Heat.


Chris Bosh was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the third time in his career shortly after, having led Toronto to clinch a playoff berth for the first time in five years.


Chris Bosh averaged a double-double with 22.6 ppg and 10.7 rpg for the regular season, both career-highs, and posted 17.5 ppg and 9.0 rpg for the playoffs.


Howard dominated throughout the series, while Chris Bosh had a series-best effort in game 4 with 39 points and 15 rebounds.


Chris Bosh averaged 26 points, 10 rebounds and 3.7 assists in his first three games and was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time in his career.


On January 29,2009, Chris Bosh was named an All-Star reserve, but an injury ruled him out of the game.


Chris Bosh went on a tear, averaging 25.4 points and 11.9 rebounds in the first 16 games, but the Raptors were only able to win seven of those games.


Chris Bosh was the league leader in double-doubles at the time, being only one of two players in the league who averaged at least 20 points and 10 rebounds a game.


That same month, Chris Bosh was named a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, and was Eastern Conference Player of the Week.


However, Chris Bosh was unable to play in a pivotal match against the Bulls on April 11,2010.


Chris Bosh was active on the social media front, posting his thoughts on Twitter and having a documentary crew record his meetings with the teams interested in signing him.


Chris Bosh signed with the Miami Heat on July 10,2010, through a sign-and-trade deal, which sent two 2011 first-round draft picks to the Raptors.


Chris Bosh was a part of the first player-created NBA superteam.


Chris Bosh was slow off the blocks in the Finals against Dallas, shooting below.


Chris Bosh was seen sobbing as he walked to the locker room following the loss.


Chris Bosh finished the game with 33 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocked shots.


Chris Bosh was moved to center for the remainder of the playoffs, while James, who had filled in at power forward during his absence, remained at that position.


Boston pushed Miami to seven games, and in the final game, Chris Bosh scored 19 points, including 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range, to help the Heat advance to their second straight NBA Finals, this time against the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Chris Bosh scored 24 points in the deciding game 5 and averaged 14.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in the Finals.


On February 15,2013, Chris Bosh was picked as an All-Star starter over the injured Rajon Rondo by coach Erik Spoelstra.


The Heat achieved the league's best record and swept through the first round of the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks before defeating the Chicago Bulls in five games, with Chris Bosh scoring 20 points to go with 19 rebounds in a crucial game 3 win in Chicago.


Chris Bosh averaged 12.1 points per game throughout the playoffs, as the Heat advanced to the NBA Finals to face the San Antonio Spurs following a grueling seven-game series against Indiana.


In game 4, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to complement Wade's 32 points and James's 33 points to bolster the Heat's win, tying the series.


Chris Bosh was held scoreless in game 7 by Tim Duncan, but the Heat still won the game and the series to claim their second consecutive NBA championship.


Chris Bosh hit a career-high 74 three-point shots on 33 percent shooting from beyond the arc.


On July 30,2014, after wide speculation that he would join the Houston Rockets, Chris Bosh re-signed with the Heat to a five-year, $118 million contract after LeBron James announced he was leaving Miami to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Chris Bosh faced increasing pressure from physicians and the Heat organization to sit out the rest of the season because of the potential dangers of the recurring medical condition.


On May 4,2016, the Heat announced that Chris Bosh would be held out for the remainder of the playoffs.


Those hopes quickly faded due to Chris Bosh's continued issues with blood clotting.


In September 2016, Chris Bosh failed his physical exam and was not cleared by the team to participate in training camp.


Two days later, the Heat announced that they had waived Chris Bosh, ending a seven-year stint with the organization.


In February 2018, Chris Bosh declared himself on the comeback trail, having refused to rule out a return to the NBA.


On February 12,2019, Chris Bosh announced that he was no longer pursuing his NBA career and that he planned to retire from the NBA when his jersey was retired by the Heat.


Chris Bosh averaged 9.1 points per game, and led the team in rebounds with 6.1 a game.


In June 2012, Chris Bosh withdrew his name from consideration for the 2012 Olympics in London to recover from a lower abdominal strain that kept him out of some playoff games.


Chris Bosh is a guy that is going to pull somebody aside and say it in a positive way, and I think it goes a lot farther that way.


Chris Bosh traditionally played the power forward position, including during his first season with the Miami Heat.


However, Chris Bosh was known to deliver stern rebukes to teammates who made bad calls on the court.


Besides his on-the-court exploits, Chris Bosh was a National Honor Society member and graduated with honors from Lincoln.


Chris Bosh is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the Dallas Association of Minority Engineers.


Chris Bosh made appearances on episodes of Entourage and Parks and Recreation.


In November 2008, Chris Bosh pledged to donate $75,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.


Chris Bosh is an advocate for increased computer literacy in schools, supporting the non-profit code.


In 2017, alongside record producer, songwriter, and singer Rico Love, Chris Bosh co-produced a song titled "Miss My Woe" by Gucci Mane.


In June 2021, Chris Bosh published his book, Letters to a Young Athlete.


Mathis alleged that when she was seven months pregnant, Chris Bosh stopped supporting her financially and tried to remove her from their home.


Chris Bosh is very distressed that somehow this thing got into the newspapers.


Chris Bosh wants Trinity to have a good relationship with her dad, Chris Bosh, and adverse publicity makes that more difficult.