CHRIS BOSH CHANGED THE NBA, AND BELONGS IN THE BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

Wrote about Chris Bosh, one of the most important NBA players of his era and a HOFer whether he plays again or not. Here’s an excerpt:

What else besides a Hall of Famer do you call a player who, by the time he turned 32 years old, already was one of only 18 in history with at least 17,000 points, 7,500 rebounds, 700 steals, and 900 blocks in his career? Who is one of only 10 ever with a career average of at least 19 points. 8.5 rebounds, two assists, and a block per game?
What else besides a Hall of Famer do you call a player who had an early-career peak where he averaged 21.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and a block per game over the course of five seasons in which he made the All-Star team every year — and then became a completely different and in many ways better player who was an integral part of a team that went to four straight NBA Finals? What else besides a Hall of Famer do you call a two-time champion who goes to 11 consecutive All-Star Games?
What else besides a Hall of Famer do you call someone who is all of those things, and also one of the most culturally significant players of the post-2000 era NBA?

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