The Miami Heat are currently 16-6 on the season, but they have struggled in recent games. They are coming off of a loss to Indiana, and they will most likely meet with them in the Eastern Conference Finals.
On Monday, the day before their marquee match up against the Pacers, Chris Bosh had a great Q&A with SLAM, and he wasn’t too pleased with the play of the Heat this season:
SLAM: How do you feel about how the Heat are doing at this point in the season?
Chris Bosh: We’re doing OK. We’ve reached the point where we have to start doing a lot better, and that’s how the season is—it’s gonna be filled with ups and downs, peaks and valleys and everything. You deal with it, you address those situations and you try to get over the hump.
SLAM: Shane Battier said teams generally have all of their individual roles set around New Year’s. Do you think you guys are approaching that point?
CB: Umm, yeah. We’re always approaching that point, but I think at this moment, right now, there are some things that we have to correct. That happens. We’re mature enough to address that and not beat around the bush, and be honest with each other about the reason we need to play better and why we need to play better. So I think with that said, the more we play, the more experience we get under our belts, we’re gonna figure that out.
This is a team that will be focusing on the postseason rather than the regular season, but it’s important for them to try and get home court advantage when it comes to the Pacers. They were abused by Roy Hibbert in the game against Indiana, so unless Greg Oden can give them something, that may be an issue moving forward.
The Heat are still one of the top teams in the league, and that includes video-bombing. Chris Bosh is one of the biggest players in those, and he addressed that as well:
SLAM: Beyond just winning games, your team has become the best in the league at post-game interview videobombs. Do you freestyle all of those or are they ever planned out in advance?
CB: Nah, I never plan ‘em out. I just have fun with it. It’s gotten to the point where everybody’s like, ‘Videobomb something!’ And it’s like, Alright, it’s getting too much, man. I was with TNT, they were like, they set up a bridge for you so you could videobomb people on Inside Stuff! Like man, what? Come on. I don’t want it to be this mainstream cheesy thing that’s inorganic and doesn’t feel right. That’s the only reason I do it—just to have fun and make fun of our guys. I know the fans enjoy it, and if you earned the right to win that night, you can do what you want.
Go read the entire interview, and you will get a good look into one of the NBA’s funnest players. We will see if the Heat can three-peat this season, but it won’t be easy.