Born In: Dallas, Texas, United States
Chris Bosh is an American former professional basketball player. Nicknamed ‘Mr. Basketball,’ a title which he won in his high school, Bosh started winning titles when he was in high school. He left his studies mid-way to enter the ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA) draft, and was signed by the ‘Toronto Raptors.’ While playing for 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 the ‘Miami Heat,’ but due to repeated injuries, he was eventually taken out from the team after a period of seven years. A family-oriented person, Bosh has started a foundation to promote sports and education amongst the youth in Toronto and Dallas. An avid reader, he speaks regularly at children’s groups about the benefits of reading. He also advocates computer literacy in schools.
Also Known As: Christopher Wesson Bosh
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
Born Country: United States
Grouping of People: Black Basketball Players
City: Dallas, Texas
education: Georgia Tech
awards: 2007 - All-NBA Team
2004 - NBA All-Rookie Team
Chris Bosh was born Christopher Wesson Bosh on March 24, 1984, in Dallas, Texas, USA, to Noel and Freida Bosh. He considers his parents as his biggest influence.
When he was four, he started playing basketball. He was a bright student, and graduated with honors from ‘Lincoln High School.’ He led Lincoln to No. 1 ranking, and also helped his team win the ‘USA Today National Championship.’
He was named the ‘High School Player of the Year’ by ‘Basketball America.’ He was also named to the 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 freshman ever to do so. He did not complete his degree as he left ‘Georgia Tech’ to make himself available at the NBA draft in 2003.
‘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 improved the stats in every game that followed. Subsequently, he was awarded ‘NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week.’ He ended the 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 became the third Raptor, after Carter and Antonio Davis, to play an All-Star game. He finished the season with an average of 22.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.
In July 2006, he signed a contract extension for three years. The deal was worth US $65 million.
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 named ‘Eastern Conference Player of the Month.’ In February, he scored his career-high 41 points.
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. He was also selected to the ‘All-NBA Second Team.’
Bosh had a slow start during the 2007–08 season, but performed well in mid-season 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 the 2008-09 season on a positive note, and was named ‘Eastern Conference Player of the Week’ for the fifth time. However, the Raptors did not do well. Bosh 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 the ‘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 the two players in the league to average 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 Raptors' all-time leader for the highest 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. In July 2010, he signed a trade deal with the ‘Miami Heat,’ teaming up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
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. However, Miami could not win 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 the NBA Finals against the ‘Oklahoma City Thunder.’ Miami achieved a victory, and Bosh earned his first NBA championship
In the 2012-13 season, Heat faced ‘San Antonio Spurs.’ Bosh helped his team win 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 the Heat advance to the NBA Finals, where they faced the Spurs once again. This time, Heat lost the series.
In July 2014, he re-signed with the ‘Miami Heat.’ 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, and played 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.’ In January 2016, he recorded a season-high 31 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the ‘Indiana Pacers.’
In 2016, he could not play due to a blood clot in his leg. In September, he failed his physical test. Thus, ‘Miami Heat’ had to end Bosh’s contract due to his health issues.
In February 2018, Bosh declared that he would make a comeback to the NBA. But on 12 February 2019, he announced that he had no plans of returning and intends to retire from NBA when his jersey is retired by the ‘Miami Heat.’ Bosh’s no. 1 jersey was retired by ‘Miami Heat’ on March 26 in a game against the ‘Orlando Magic.’
In the meantime, Bosh voiced ‘Heimdall’ in an episode of ‘Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H’ in 2014. In 2017, he co-produced a song titled ‘Miss My Woe’ for Gucci Mane for his studio album ‘Mr. Davis.’
Chris Bosh was a 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 an NBA champion twice, in 2012 and 2013.
In 2004, he founded the ‘Chris Bosh Foundation’ to help the youth in academics and athletics. He is an avid reader, and speaks regularly 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 five children.
Chris Bosh is a fan of ‘X-Men’ series and Marvel comics.
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