The Miami Heat didn’t mourn the loss of LeBron James for very long as they were quick to get the championship pieces they needed back together in order to make sure the team doesn’t skip too many beats this upcoming season.
Bosh was the main target and is now the big prize from free agency for the Heat, despite interesting deals for Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and of course Luol Deng.
According to Tom Haberstroh from ESPN.com, the Heat had some steep competition when it came to bringing Bosh back and it wasn’t just from the max offer that the Houston Rockets offered the forward.
The Heat had competition. After considering “strong” offers from multiple teams, including the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers, Bosh ultimately decided to return to the Heat later that night.
“[There were] very enticing offers,” Bosh said. “There was some surprising advances made in everything, but I ultimately decided to stay in Miami. I think it was the right choice. I benefit from it, the team will benefit from it, from here. My heart was in Miami. I wanted to be there and keep my family there and build relationships and really keep building on something special.”
Bosh ended up where he wanted to be, which was evident in his giving up a chance to be on a sure-fire title contending team in the Houston Rockets and that says a lot about how badly he wanted to be back in Miami. No matter where he went, he’d have been to lead dog and he prefers if he gets back to his Toronto roots on the sunny beaches of Miami.
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