It appears there is still salt being poured into the wounds of Miami Heat players who are less than enthused with LeBron James’ departure. We’ve already seen that rookie, Shabazz Napier who was James’ favorite player in the draft unfollowed the newest Cleveland Cavaliers talent, also deleting his tweets to the former MVP.
Now former teammate Chris Bosh, who decided to re-sign with the Miami Heat has some comments.
Bosh wasn’t so much directing them at LeBron James, though does seem to feel he and the Miami Heat can contend for an NBA championship without James on their roster as he told ESPN.
“I think right now we have the correct infrastructure to compete for a championship,” Chris Bosh said. “We have to get much better at certain positions, and there’s a bunch of things that have to continue to happen. But you know a team like the Spurs, they had a lot of guys that people underestimate, but as a team, they were outstanding.”
With the addition of Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and the re-signing of Bosh and Dwyane Wade, there’s no doubt the Miami Heat will still be a good team in the relatively woeful Eastern Conference. But to compete for a title? That seems a little over the top, especially since they’re likely to go through either James and his Cavaliers or the Indiana Pacers.
Still, what’s Chris Bosh supposed to say? Suggest that the Miami Heat have no chance and should bow down to their fellow foes?
It may be nothing but hot air, but at least he’s confident – even if it’s a bit of wishful thinking.