Bosh was caught off guard by James’ decision to leave the Heat after winning two championships in Miami, and he said it took him ‘months’ to forgive James.
Chris Bosh and LeBron James won two titles in Miami
In 2010, LeBron James and Chris Bosh altered the NBA landscape by joining Dwayne Wade in Miami. The ‘Big 3’ formed a superteam that was expected to compete for the title right away, and that’s exactly what they did.
In their first season with the Heat, James and Bosh led the team to a 58-24 record in the regular season. They reached the NBA Finals in their first year in Miami, but they fell to the Dallas Mavericks in a heartbreaking series.
They made it back to the Finals the next season and got the job done against the Oklahoma City Thunder for James’ and Bosh’s first career championship. Then, they repeated in 2012-13 by knocking off the San Antonio Spurs in seven games.
Miami was growing into a dynasty in the making, but James decided not to stick around to see it through.
James ditched the Heat in 2014
When LeBron James became a free agent in 2014, most expected him to stay in Miami and try for a third championship in four years. But James shocked the world by signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers instead.
The news took the Heat by surprise, and Bosh was one of the teammates hurt the most by James’ decision. He expected James to return so Miami could become the next NBA dynasty, so he held a grudge against James for a long time after he left.
It took Chris Bosh ‘months’ to forgive LeBron James
Six years after James’ infamous decision, Bosh appeared on Showtime’s “All the Smoke” podcast and spoke about the divorce. Clearly, Bosh wasn’t happy with James at the time, and it took him ‘months’ to forgive him.
I thought he was BSing, and then about 10 minutes later, it’s everywhere. I understand it. I get it. At the time, I didn’t understand it. At the time, in my mind, I was ready to put the team back together because we had just lost. So we wanted to put something back together so we could win, and it really didn’t go like that. I took offense to it, to be honest with you, at first. I was only thinking of how I felt about it. Me and Bron talked about it, but I’m a competitor, and to be honest with you, s–t, when you back to the locker room and LeBron ain’t in that chair, and then everyone’s looking at you for those 25 points, and looking at (Dwyane Wade) for that 25 points, damn man.Chris Bosh
Bosh never won another title after James left for the Cavaliers. Meanwhile, James won a title in Cleveland and another in Los Angeles, and he has a chance to add more rings down the backstretch of his career.