The number 1 jersey number of Chris Bosh is now officially retired and it’s now at the rafters of Miami Heat arena joining other retired uniforms of Heat’s greatest players.
Bosh was part of that Maimi Heat’s “Big Three” which Pat Riley assembled during the 2010-11 NBA season.
He helped his team win back-to-back championships versus the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs.
Bosh was the reason why Ray Allen got that iconic three-pointer during the Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals.
He made an offensive rebounds from a missed shot of LeBron James and then passed the ball to Allen for that side three-pointer.
Miami Heat President Pat Riley called that play as the “biggest rebound and assist in the history of the franchise.”
Chris Bosh started his NBA career with the Toronto Raptors as their fourth pick in the superstar packed 2013 Draft.
He was once the All-Time scoring leader of the Raptors during his stint in Toronto but later moved to Miami to form the probably most scrutinized lineup in the league.
“People forget that when he was here, the Big Three, he was the guy who sacrificed the most,” Heat guard Goran Dragic said. “He was the franchise player in Toronto, who got all the attention and shots. Not many people are willing to sacrifice that for the team, and he did. That speaks to his character and his legacy. He ended his career as one of the greats, and he won two championships, but I remember his selflessness too.”
Bosh basketball career was cut short due to blood clotting issues. He made several attempts to make a comeback but he was unsuccessful.