More Money, Less Problems
Despite the Miami Heat making the NBA Finals for four consecutive years, a feat no team has done since the 80’s Celtics, there’s trouble bubbling in South Beach. Heat president, Pat Riley notoriously called out his players (read Lebron James) for even considering leaving. James never responded, but that was the first sign that the championship Heat ship is sinking. Bosh’s best bet is to grab a hold of that $88M dollar lifeboat the Rockets sent his way, before it’s too late.
Miami wont offer nearly as much and Bosh, at only 30-years-old, has time to cash out big (that $88 million could easily turn to upwards of $90 if necessary) for another deal after he turns 34.
The Rockets Roster > Miami’s Non-Existent Roster
From top to bottom, the Rockets are better than the Heat right now (not including LeBron James, of course). Both James Harden and Dwight Howard are still in their 20’s, meaning there’s tons of time for them to mature together. The NBA’s pretty boy, Chandler Parsons is a killer role player and pairing Bosh and Howard would make for the best big-man duo since the days of Tim Duncan and David Robinson’s Spurs. At least on paper, Bosh to the Rockets would make them instant NBA title contenders.
Bosh Needs To Show Some Balls
How else does he expect the jokes and memes to stop? OK, maybe they wont at this point, but the guy has to make a stand. Everyone from Kevin Durant, a guy so nice, Nike had to make a campaign built around the contrary, to Lil Wayne, a rapper who’s probably a full foot shorter than him (and that’s being generous), has taken shots at him. Waiting around to see what LeBron does like your his lapdog, doesn't exactly scream machismo. However, shaking up the NBA’s landscape on your own accord before James has the chance to? That’s a move that takes some guts.
NWTS For Dwyane Wade
Not since last season, when Wade started showing signs of old age (for an NBA player) with back and knee problems, has he been the D-Wade players feared. In fact, Kevin Durant basically called him out before the season started and said the Rockets James Harden had replaced him in the NBA’s top 10 players. The two started a twitter beef, with Wade posting pics and Durant firing back, but the consensus is that Durant was right.
If Bosh goes to Houston, he’ll be playing with the leagues best Center (Dwight Howard), arguably it’s best shooting guard in Harden and he’ll be making more money for a title contending team. How is this even a question?
Let’s not forget that Bosh is a Texas native (Dallas). Since playing for the Mavericks isn’t an option at the moment, why not pull a LeBron before LeBron does, and go back to your home state? All signs point to LeBron dipping out of Miami and Dwyane's not getting any younger. Taking his talents back to Texas is Bosh's best move.