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Erik Spoelstra: Chris Bosh is our most important player

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10:19 PM ET 11.18 | When LeBron James and the Miami Heat took on the Phoenix Suns, the ballers from South Beach needed all the help they could get as King James was dealing with an illness. Luckily for Miami, forward Chris Bosh decided to step up and give the Heat the offensive boost they needed. Following the game, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra provided some high praise for his power forward even going as far as to say that Bosh is more important than Dwyane Wade or LeBron. "He is our most important player, and he's as steady and consistent as he always has been for the last two-and-a-half years," Spoelstra said. "He makes it look easy and he makes it look quiet, and yet he's so impactful in the game. He was big under the rim and not just his scoring, but the big plays defensively at the end." Is Bosh really more important to the Heat than LeBron or D-Wade?

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Chris Bosh,  Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images Chris Bosh, Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images
November 18, 2012  11:05 PM ET

Lots of talent on that team.

November 19, 2012  02:12 AM ET

Completely agree. Bosh is not their most talented player but he's the one who makes everything work. His rebounding is often overlooked but sorely missed when he isn't around, and he clears the paint and allows lebron and wade to attack and drive the basket. Without bosh i doubt they they win the championship last year or going forward.

November 19, 2012  04:50 AM ET
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Completely agree. Bosh is not their most talented player but he's the one who makes everything work. His rebounding is often overlooked but sorely missed when he isn't around, and he clears the paint and allows lebron and wade to attack and drive the basket. Without bosh i doubt they they win the championship last year or going forward.

I totally agree with you as a Heat Fan

November 19, 2012  05:07 AM ET

Maybe Bosh playing well is really more important than Lebron and Wade, as they're constantly putting up big numbers, the only real factor here is Bosh playing well or not. So, yes, he's the winning factor in this team, but, no, he's not the player to single out when they do win.

November 19, 2012  05:07 AM ET

Maybe Bosh playing well is really more important than Lebron and Wade, as they're constantly putting up big numbers, the only real factor here is Bosh playing well or not. So, yes, he's the winning factor in this team, but, no, he's not the player to single out when they do win.

November 19, 2012  07:27 AM ET

Does it take a rocket scientist to figure this out? No....so all you posters, no one wants to see posts saying "yeah I agree" or "yeah I completely agree with you" or "this is my take on it, Bosh does seems to be the most important player", just to sound good to one another. Stop it, stop it, pulling on one another strap is not impressive......Apple is never that!

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November 19, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Does Cream Always Rise To The Top, Bro?

November 19, 2012  09:58 AM ET

This is Spoelstra's way of boosting Bosh's confidence.... Nudging him into accepting his role of Center... LOL!!!

November 19, 2012  11:39 AM ET
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Does it take a rocket scientist to figure this out? No....so all you posters, no one wants to see posts saying "yeah I agree" or "yeah I completely agree with you" or "this is my take on it, Bosh does seems to be the most important player", just to sound good to one another. Stop it, stop it, pulling on one another strap is not impressive......Apple is never that!

wow, jus wow!

November 19, 2012  11:49 AM ET

Take Lebron off Heat right now -- how many games do they win ?

Take Bosh off Heat right now -- how many games do they win ?


Lebron is still their most important player. He completely carried them in a couple of recent wins. (not just scoring ... controlling the ball, distributing, etc.) He kept setting up Battier, Lewis & Cole. Bosh will never control the game like that.

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November 19, 2012  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Does it take a rocket scientist to figure this out? No....so all you posters, no one wants to see posts saying "yeah I agree" or "yeah I completely agree with you" or "this is my take on it, Bosh does seems to be the most important player", just to sound good to one another. Stop it, stop it, pulling on one another strap is not impressive......Apple is never that!





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November 19, 2012  01:35 PM ET
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That was for my bud MMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 19, 2012  01:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Does it take a rocket scientist to figure this out? No....so all you posters, no one wants to see posts saying "yeah I agree" or "yeah I completely agree with you" or "this is my take on it, Bosh does seems to be the most important player", just to sound good to one another. Stop it, stop it, pulling on one another strap is not impressive......Apple is never that!

I agree...........As a matter of fact I would say that this is my take on the subject.....

November 19, 2012  03:06 PM ET
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... The Heatles would have not advanced to the ECF w/out Bosh. ...

That's an odd comment (typo?) --- you don't remember when the Heat beat the Pacers to advance to the ECF that Bosh was hurt and didn't play ?

Bosh also only played about 2-1/2 games vs. Boston.

The question is not "would the Heat have won it without Bosh?" The article didn't bring that up.

The article said "Bosh is our most important player".

I definitely think Lebron is -- not Bosh.

November 19, 2012  03:08 PM ET
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... The Heatles would have not advanced to the ECF w/out Bosh. ...

That's an odd comment (typo?) --- you don't remember when the Heat beat the Pacers to advance to the ECF that Bosh was hurt and didn't play ?

Bosh also only played about 2-1/2 games vs. Boston.

The question is not "would the Heat have won it without Bosh?" The article didn't bring that up.

The article said "Bosh is our most important player".

I definitely think Lebron is their most important player -- not Bosh or Wade.

 
November 19, 2012  07:20 PM ET

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