Eric Spoelstra: “Chris Bosh is Miami’s most important player”

Chris Bosh…the Miami Heat’s most important player? Photo Credit: Rick Scuteri, Associated Press

Who’s the most important player on the Heat? Three-time league MVP LeBron James? 8-time All-Star Dwyane Wade? No, according to Miami head coach Eric Spoelstra, its the oft-forgotten member of their “Big Three”, forward Chris Bosh. Spoelstra might have just been giddy after Bosh bailed out the Heat against Phoenix last night, in a game where Wade was out and James was limited by an injury. Via Pro Basketball Talk, this is what Spoelstra had to say about Bosh after their 97-88 victory over the Suns on Saturday:

“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.”

Bosh tallied a team-high 24 points and nine rebounds to go along with two blocked shots and three assists. Bosh was certainly their most important player on November 17th, 2012 against the Phoenix Suns. But as for Bosh being their most important player, period? The jury might still be out on that one, as long as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are in town.


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