First of all, I would like to thank Colin Kaepernick for helping me with the title to this article. If you haven't seen his new tattoo, you should check it out; it's pretty gnarly. Yeah I said it...GNARLY. Anyways...money is the root of all evil. A little less than two years ago, I wrote an article very similar to this one. James Harden had just been traded to the Houston Rockets and took a huge pay raise and it really rustled my jimmies. I don't like seeing NBA players going to a different team (or staying on the same team, for that matter) simply for the money. I get real peeved when that happens.
Just hours ago, Chris Bosh agreed to stay with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million deal, making him the highest paid athlete in the NBA. And as of right now, his Miami Heat team consists of: Norris Cole, Josh McRoberts, Shabazz Napier and Danny Granger. Wow! So much championship potential there! They sure will give the Cavaliers a run for their money in the playoffs! No. Stop. Please. I just don't understand this...even if the Heat re-sign Dwyane Wade, how serious of a team can this be? By the way, have you ever noticed how D-Wade spells his first name? Dwyane. Not Dwayne. Fun fact. Anyways...the Heat have been public in saying that if LeBron didn't re-sign, they would go for...Trevor Ariza? Seriously? That's your replacement? I understand that LBJ is irreplaceable (just like Beyonce) but you can do better than that guys. Trevor had an alright year last year with the Wizards, but how much can he really contribute? And Danny Granger? That guy fell off the face of the earth faster than a 2010 LeBron James Cavaliers jersey burning on the ground. But to get back on topic...
Chris Bosh turned down a four-year, $88 million chance to play with James Harden, Chandler Parsons, and Dwight Howard. For what? A five-year, $118 million chance to play with Norris Cole and a couple washouts. Okay then. I would love to take Chris Bosh out to dinner and hear his reasoning for signing that contract, because it can't have anything to do with basketball. This really gets me going. I don't understand how NBA players, or any athlete to that matter, can turn down an offer (and a max deal at that) with a team that would easily contend with the Spurs and Thunder for the Western Conference Championship for a team whose odds at winning it all dropped drastically to 50-1.
I don't need to keep rambling on because you all can clearly see what my point is here. Chris Bosh is (in my opinion) Shaqtin' a Fool and re-signing with the Heat simply for the money and not because it provides him with a legitimate chance at winning the championship. But alas, I am just a fan of the game and nothing more.