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Chris Bosh bulking up to play center

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08:52 AM ET 09.09 | Chris Bosh is adding bulk (six pounds of lean muscle) to prepare for the rigors of playing a full season at center.... The Heat is still giving thought about whether to sign former Knicks centerJosh Harrellson, who worked out for them the past week.

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Chris Bosh , Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images Chris Bosh , Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images
September 9, 2012  09:13 AM ET

First!!!

OMG is that the best Bosh pic FN could come up with??? REALLY looks jg a y

September 9, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Goodluckwith that

September 9, 2012  09:27 AM ET

6 pounds of lean muscle vrs fat muscle?

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September 9, 2012  09:31 AM ET

MMA is outdoing himself today!

September 9, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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fat bostrich?I think its not a bad idea for him to play center, but why gain weight?he's not going not get as big as bynum, he's not going ot grow as tall as hibbert, so why not just play your game and make these other big dudes come out and guard you?work on your ball handling- I think it'd be easier than gaining weight and remaining functional

He is what 235 lbs now....
He needs to be at least 250 to play center IMO.
I hear the jokes and bashing but real, they resigned Gladness!
What does everybody expect Bosh to do?
The heat should sign Harrellson I don't know what intrigues Riles about Gladness, but it's just as waste of roster space as guaranteeing the contract of Pittman!

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September 9, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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I think you should stay relatively small and run people out of the gymlet all these teams match up to youthere are 3 centers you have to 'worry' about offensivelybynum, hibbert and dwightI wouldn't try and mess with your mix for that-

Bosh hasn't even complained....
It's Riley's fault.
Should sign Harrellson but instead he brought Gladness back?

September 9, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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I think you should stay relatively small and run people out of the gymlet all these teams match up to youthere are 3 centers you have to 'worry' about offensivelybynum, hibbert and dwightI wouldn't try and mess with your mix for that-

Cousins is a beast also.

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September 9, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Dude needs to get a new pair of shades.........

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September 9, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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Bosh has tried this in the past and he said it didn't work out for him. Putting on weight made him uncomfortable on the court. I'm surprised he is trying it again.This is from 2009 or so:You're very lean. Have you ever felt as though you needed to gain weight for the NBA?I'm always looking to improve my game, but I found out that weight doesn't equal strength. I put on 20 pounds last year. At one point I weighed 250 pounds, and something wasn't right. I couldn't run, my knees swelled up at the beginning of the season, and then I couldn't shoot like I wanted to. My finesse game just wasn't the same. I think people make assumptions just because I'm thin, like, "Oh, he can't play down low." It doesn't matter how skinny you are, it just matters who wants it the most.

You're still pretty.........

 
September 9, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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I think you should stay relatively small and run people out of the gymlet all these teams match up to youthere are 3 centers you have to 'worry' about offensivelybynum, hibbert and dwightI wouldn't try and mess with your mix for that-

Yes, exactly. Heat are the champs for a reason. Improved front court does not mean Bosh has to become something else, which from the article, he isn't. Just beefing up some.

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