Chris Bosh Biography

Chris Bosh is an American professional basketball player. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

Chris Bosh
Quick Facts

Birthday: March 24, 1984

Nationality: American

Famous: Basketball Players American Men

Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aries

Also Known As: Christopher Wesson Bosh

Born in: Dallas, Texas, United States

Famous as: Basketball Player

Height: 6'11" (211 cm), 6'11" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Adrienne Williams Bosh (m. 2011)

father: Noel Bosh

mother: Freida Bosh

siblings: Joel Bosh

children: Dylan Skye Bosh, Jackson Bosh, Lennox Noel Bosh, Phoenix Avery Bosh, Trinity Bosh

U.S. State: Texas

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education: Lincoln High School

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Chris Bosh is an American professional basketball player, currently a free agent eligible to sign with any club or franchise. Playing matches and winning titles since he was in high school, ‘Mr. Basketball’—the title he won in his high school—left his studies mid-way to enter National Basketball Association (NBA) draft, and was signed by the Toronto Raptors. While at Toronto, he achieved many titles including Player of the Week nine times, Player of the Month once, and NBA All-Star 11 times. Also an Olympic gold medal winner, Bosh left Toronto as its all-time leader in all major statistical categories—he was one of the three players in the league who had achieved 10,000 points, 4,500 rebounds, and 600 blocks in seven seasons with the Raptors. He left Toronto to play for Miami Heat, but due to repeated injuries, he was eventually signed off from the organization after a stint of seven years. A family-oriented person, Bosh has started a foundation to promote sports and education amongst the youths in Toronto and Dallas. An avid reader himself, he speaks regularly at children’s groups about the benefits of reading. He also advocates computer literacy in schools.

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Chris Bosh
Childhood & Early Life
  • Christopher Wesson Bosh was born on March 24, 1984, in Dallas, Texas, to Noel and Freida Bosh. He considers his parents as the biggest influence on his personality.
  • When he was four, he started playing basketball. He was a good student, and graduated with honors from Lincoln High School. He led Lincoln to the No. 1 ranking, and also helped it to achieve the USA Today National Championship.
  • He was named the High School Player of the Year by Basketball America, and a first-team All-American by Parade, McDonald's and EA Sports. Texas Association of Basketball Coaches gave him the title ‘Mr. Basketball’.
  • He joined Georgia Tech as he felt that its coach Hewitt would guide him to play professional basketball. Here he studied computer imaging, graphic design, and management.
  • At Georgia Tech, he led the Yellow Jackets in 31 games, and the Atlantic Coast Conference in field goal percentage—the only freshmen ever to do so. He did not complete his degree as he left Georgia Tech to joined NBA draft in 2003.
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Career
  • Toronto Raptors signed Chris Bosh in July 2003 in the NBA draft. During his rookie season, he battled against all his opponents who were taller and stronger than him. He was praised by his coaches for his willingness to play despite pain and injuries.
  • During his rookie season, he averaged 11.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 75 games. Subsequently, he was selected to NBA All-Rookie First Team for the 2003–04 season.
  • In December 2004 he became the leader of the team, and in every game that followed, he improved the stats of the previous leader. Subsequently, he was awarded NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week. He ended 2004-05 season as the leading scorer and leading rebounder.
  • In February 2006, he was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game. He was the third Raptor, after Carter and Antonio Davis, to play an All-Star game. He finished the season 27-55, and averaged 22.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.
  • In July 2006, he signed a contract extension for three years with NBA, with a player option for a fourth year. The deal was worth US$65 million over four years.
  • His performance gained him the status of the All-Star starter for the East in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. He received the second highest votes among the Eastern Conference forwards.
  • On January 31, 2007, he scored a 65-foot buzzer-beating shot in a game against the Washington Wizards. He was selected Eastern Conference Player of the Month. In February, he scored his career-high 41 points.
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  • On March 28, 2007, he became the record holder for double doubles against the Miami Heat, and he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the third time, and was selected to the All-NBA Second Team.
  • Bosh had a slow start in the 2007–08 season, but by mid-season he picked up, and was once again named Player of the Week. This was followed by his selection to the Eastern Conference team for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game.
  • He started 2008-09 season strong, and was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time. However, the Raptors did not do well. Bosh's scored his career-high 22.7 points per game. In April 2009, he was offered a contract extension, which he declined.
  • In 2009, he made several TV appearances. In December, First Ink released a DVD about Chris Bosh. He has also made appearances in episodes of ‘Entourage’ and ‘Parks and Recreation.’
  • To prepare for the 2009-10 season, Bosh got trained under Ken Roberson, and added 20 pounds to bring his weight up to 250 pounds. He opened the season with a win against Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 25.4 points and 11.9 rebounds in 16 games, but the Raptors won just seven games.
  • In January 2010, he became Toronto's all-time leader in total points scored. He was one of two players in the league who averaged at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. On January 20, 2010, he scored a career-high 44 points against the Milwaukee Bucks, but lost the game.
  • In March 2010, he became the Raptors' all-time leader in number of double doubles in a season. In April 2010, he was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the seventh time. He then parted ways with the Raptors and in July 2010, he signed a trade deal with the Miami Heat, teaming up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
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  • Heat finished the season with 58 wins and faced Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs. They won the series in five games, and prevailed in five games in the semi-finals against Boston. In the Conference Finals against Chicago, Bosh averaged 23.2 points in the 4-1 series win. Against Dallas, he gave Miami a 2-1 lead. But Miami lost the championship.
  • In January 2012, Bosh led Miami to a victory against the Atlanta Hawks. In the Conference Semifinals, he was injured and missed the rest of the series. But in the final game, he scored 19 points, and took Miami to NBA Finals against Oklahoma City Thunder. Miami achieved a victory, and Bosh gained his first NBA Championship.
  • In the 2012-13 season, Heat faced San Antonio Spurs. Bosh helped to secure Heat's victory in the series to claim their second consecutive NBA Championship.
  • In the 2013-14 season, he hit a career-high 74 three-point shots. In the playoffs, he helped Heat to advance to the NBA Finals, where they faced Spurs again. This time, Heat lost the series.
  • In July 2014, he re-signed with the Miami. During the 2014-15 season, he stopped playing due to injury, and missed eight games. He returned in December against the Orlando Magic.
  • In February 2015, he was ruled out for the season as he was diagnosed with a blood clot in one of his lungs. He returned in October 2015, against Charlotte Hornets. On November 10, 2015, he scored a season-high 30 points and won against the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • In December 2015, he hit a career-best 5-of-5 against the Brooklyn Nets, and in January 2016, he recorded a season-high 31 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the Indiana Pacers.
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  • In 2016, he could not play due to a blood clot in his leg. In September, he failed his physical test. Thus Heat president Pat Riley had to end Bosh’s career with the organization due to his health issue. Out of respect, he said that no other player would ever wear the number 1 jersey which Bosh used to wear.
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Awards & Achievements
  • Chris Bosh was the Bronze medal winner with Team USA at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He won the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week nine times and NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month in January 2007.
  • He was the NBA Atlantic Division Champion in 2007, and won the NBA Southeast Division Champion four times. He was an NBA All-Star 11 times.
  • He won an Olympic gold medal in 2008. He was the NBA Champion twice, in 2012 and 2013.
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Personal Life
  • In 2004, he founded the Chris Bosh Foundation to help the youth in academics and athletics. He is an avid reader, and regularly speaks at children’s groups about the benefits of reading.
  • In 2009, he was involved in a paternity lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend, seeking sole custody of their daughter, Trinity.
  • He married Adrienne Williams in July 2011, and they have four children.
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Net Worth
  • Chris Bosh has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
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