If anyone knows what its like to reach the highest of highs as well as the lowest of lows, it’s the recent Miami Heat squad of the past five years. They reached four NBA Finals, two of which they deservedly won and two of which they embarrassingly lost. That’s not even including the 2014-15 season in which Miami didn’t even qualify for the playoffs after getting hammered by injuries.
Chris Bosh of the Heat joined ESPN to talk about the most recent Finals loss that his good friend and former teammate LeBron James suffered at the hands of the Warriors and the injury bug.
“You just recall everything. Even before the Finals got there, Cleveland they weren’t 100% already. without Kevin love and then Kyrie went down and we know how it feels to get that far and just come up short because you’re injured. its not a very good feeling.”
The Heat lost Bosh in the 2012 postseason when the big man suffered an abdominal strain that caused him to leave Game 1 of the Indiana series, miss out on the rest of that series, and even miss a few games in the next round against Boston. This season however, Miami was unable to overcome the loss of Bosh as well as the constant absences of Wade and Whiteside.
“I know what it feels like to lost a championship. Just to look at LeBron go through all that, he really laid it all out on the line every night. he tried his best, and you can’t fault his effort. The injury bug just got to them at the wrong time.”
David Yapkowitz ·
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