Chris Bosh speaks out on LeBron James facing Pat Riley, Heat in Finals
James and Bosh won two titles with the Heat in 2012 and 2013. LeBron could have re-signed with the Heat in the summer of 2014, but the NBA legend chose to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers and it is widely believed Riley was upset with James’ decision.
In an interview with Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, Bosh called the 2020 Finals matchup between James and the Heat “fascinating.”
“Just kind of the storyline, it’s fascinating and it’s really, really interesting,” Chris Bosh said about LeBron James going up against Pat Riley and the Heat in the NBA Finals.
“I’m really excited just to see some great basketball. That makes for some emotions going crazy, and that’s what’s going to be fun about it. I can’t wait to see how they handle everything and really what happens. We play this game to win. We don’t play to be in second place. You play to get a ring, you know. That’s what it is. Being in the league for all those number of years, you’re going to play your friends, your enemies, your coworkers, your former boss, everything. So it’s important to both [James and Riley]. Don’t get it twisted.”
For what it’s worth, James spoke highly of Riley and the Heat organization during his Finals press conference on Tuesday. After all, Miami helped LeBron get his first two titles in the league and showed him what it takes to be a leader and champion in the NBA.
Although the Lakers are the betting favorite to win the title at Walt Disney World, Los Angeles fans shouldn’t get too cocky since the Heat have been turning heads left and right all season long behind Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.