Texas Lakers Fan wrote: JGC wrote:
Texas Lakers Fan wrote:If I was a Miami fan I'd be furious with Bosh's comments. Sure the Lakers probably are the team to beat on paper, but we haven't proven a damn thing. Miami still the team to beat until someone dethrones them. For Bosh to admit that especially when you're the defending champions is just moronic. You should feel like you're the team to beat. Stupid comment.
I didn't think it was stupid. He's just throwing in a built-in excuse. If Miami wins again, he can say, see, they might have been the best on paper but we were actually THE best. If we win, he can say, see, they had the best team on paper and we're going to have "get back to work" to get back on top or some other cliche.
I mean, what exactly is he supposed to say? That we shouldn't even bother putting a team out on the court this year because they're the defending champs?
Champions don't make excuses. All he had to said was something along the lines of "Listen they improved their team and will be a very good basketball team, but we're the defending champs. We upgraded our roster too and we're the team to beat until someone knocks us out"
Now the Lakers know that Bosh fears them. That's not a good thing.
He did say something along those lines. He said the Lakers were "probably" the best on paper but that the season is very long and that he thinks Miami has a speed & athleticism advantage. What is wrong with what he said?
I think you just want him to say what YOU want him to say. I didn't see any "fear" in what Bosh said, per se. Was he shaking in his boots when they did this interview or was he just wearing tennis shoes? Come on.
I actually think that the reason some people seemed peeved by the comments is because anyone who acknowledges how good of a team we are, the pressure shifts back on us. I mean the same guy who said that we haven't proven a darn thing, is probably talking in other threads about how all we need to do is not get injured and we win.