Basketball, my third love, is a very complex game. One has to be astute to the nuances that make a player great. In the NBA greatness is measured by a lot of different formulas, one being the NBA championship. If you were to ask me who I thought the best five players in the league were, I am sure you would get a different response than most other people. I am not suggesting that I am right or wrong, its just that everyone has a little bias in their rankings of the top five players in the league.
This brings me to my current dilemma. I have seen enough basketball to recognize greatness. When I watch the NBA several people jump out as good, but not many have the it factor that makes them great. You may ask where is this all going? Well let me tell you. When I watch Chris Bosh play basketball, I don't see what everyone else is proclaiming about him. His game is lazy and unorthodox. He is a big man who would rather play the perimeter than to bang. He is a small guy trapped in a tall guys body.
Everyone proclaimed Bosh as the linchpin to "The Decision." He might have served as a mechanism that made the 3 friends decide to play together but I don't see his greatness. If you were to ask me what power forwards I would rather have than Chris Bosh, I would immediately come up with three to four names.