Chris Bosh already has the "soft" label hanging over him and his comments after Game 3 of the NBA playoff series between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat didn't help matters. Boston fans were out in force on Saturday night, rocking TD Garden Arena as the teams took the floor and, apparently, getting to Bosh. Plain and simple: He was intimidated by a hostile road crowd in the NBA playoffs. I wish we were making this up.
Bosh freely admitted the hostile crowd rattled him, and it was evident in his play on Saturday night. Bosh finished with six points and five rebounds as the Celtics easily dispatched the Heat, stealing a game back in the best-of-seven series.
"Given all the elements that were out there last night ... they were so hyped," Bosh said. "My emotions got the best of me early on and it kind of dictated what I was doing for the rest of the game."
After the jump, we have a video that sums up the situation perfectly.
Like a Bosh, indeed. Game 4 should be fun now that Celtics' fans know they can easily get into the Miami big man's head.