LeBron James is not known for being a particularly aggressive player. Despite being one of the best of all time, he does not need to rely on violence to have a huge impact. However, when he becomes agitated during a game, it is dangerous to the opposing team. Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors witnessed this.
In a regular season match during the 2007-08 season, LeBron James and the Cavaliers went to Toronto to face off against Chris Bosh and the Raptors. James was having a difficult time scoring in the game. As they entered the fourth quarter, James faced heckling from two women, who were later revealed to be Chris Bosh’s cousin and his girlfriend at the time.
LeBron James sent a message to Chris Bosh’s girlfriend
James took the heckling as a source of inspiration and proceeded to have an outstanding performance in the fourth quarter. He scored 24 points during that period, bringing his total to 39 points. There were even moments when James was caught on camera mouthing the words “it’s your fault” to Bosh’s girlfriend. As a result, the Cavaliers emerged victorious in the game, and Bosh understood why it was not a good idea to provoke LeBron James.
The following summer, Bosh had a chance to play alongside LeBron James in the 2008 Beijing Olympics for Team USA. They were both important players for the team, known as the ‘Redeem Team,’ and they won the gold medal at the Olympic Games.
Chris Bosh later played with James
Just two years after playing together in the Olympics, Chris Bosh and LeBron James teamed up with Dwyane Wade in Miami. They had a lot of success, reaching the NBA Finals four times in a row and winning two championships. They were considered the first super team during a time when players had more control over their careers.
James and Bosh had a terrific time playing together and were extremely successful, easily outperforming other NBA teams. Although LeBron left the Heat after only four years, Bosh stayed and later retired with the same franchise.