Bosh: LeBron Is "One Of The Greatest Teammates I've Ever Had"

Don't think LeBron can convince another star to join him in Los Angeles? Well, Chris Bosh doesn't quite agree

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June 05, 2019 - 5:22 pm
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If you believe the rumors, LeBron James will have a hard time convincing a star player to join him this summer in Los Angeles. Part of that is because of the Lakers’ soap-opera season, and part of that is because James is allegedly on the decline.

Chris Bosh, who won two NBA titles with James in Miami, offered his perspective on what it’s like to play with LeBron.

“LeBron, he makes it easy,” Bosh told Bill Reiter. “He’s a great teammate, great family guy, easy to play basketball – he makes the game so easy. He’s a true point guard, he gets people involved – he knows the game of basketball. He always gets a bad rap for being tough to play with, and that’s just a stigma that was made up in the media. But he’s not tough to play with. He’s a great player.”

James and Bosh – along with Dwyane Wade – led the Heat to four NBA Finals appearances from 2010-14. In Toronto, Bosh averaged at least 22.0 points per game in five straight seasons. In his four seasons with James, Bosh averaged over 17.0 just twice.

He was OK with that.

“Isiah Thomas, Kobe Bryant, Jordan, Shaq, Magic Johnson – everybody that played with those guys had to mold their game around them,” Bosh said. “That’s how great they are, and you become a better player for it. That’s what I would tell people. I would tell people to sit down with LeBron and talk to him and work things out and just pick his brain about basketball and see what his vision is and what he would do to incorporate you into games or into the team. People would be very, very surprised, but he’s one of the greatest teammates I’ve ever had.”

Why? It’s simple. Because he’s unselfish.

“He always has been an unselfish guy,” Bosh said, “and I mean unselfishness on so many levels. As far as credit. He’s got a million deals, so gifting things – he makes the best gifts. He’s just an overall all-around great teammate. That’s what I would tell people. He’s an unselfish guy, and if you have a selfish nature about yourself, it’s probably not going to work. But if you’re unselfish too and are willing to figure things out with him, it’s a match made in heaven.”