Chris Bosh’s newborn son decked out in Heat gear while dad played in Game 3 (pic)
During a whirlwind day which saw Chris Bosh take a charter flight from New York to Miami to be with his wife Adrienne and witness the birth of his son at 3:00 a.m. Thursday morning, only to make it back a frantic return back to New York City and Madison Square Garden with less than an hour to spare to suit up and play in Miami’s Game 3 matchup with the Knicks, to say the Heat star survived a hectic 24 hours or so would be a drastic understatement.
Said Bosh about what it was like to return to the court so quickly after his baby boy, Jackson, was born (via The Miami Herald):
“That was the easiest part of the day, just to go out and play basketball,” Bosh said after the game. “Once we got going, I kind of put it in my mind that I was just going to focus on the game and I knew they’d be watching at home. I’ve got to impress my son, the first game he watches. So I just focused on the game and [would] take care of everything else after.”
But just because Bosh couldn’t spend more quality time with his newborn son and wife before returning to the task at hand — which turned out to be dispatching the Knicks by a score of 87-70 for a 3-0 series lead — did not mean that his family wasn’t fervently supporting Bosh back in Miami in their own way.
As you can see above, Jackson was outfitted with his first Miami Heat jersey, featuring the name “Baby Bosh” on the back with a No. 1. Adorable.
What makes the ending of the story even better is that following the game Thursday night, Bosh reportedly hopped back on a private jet and returned to Miami in order to reunite with his wife and son. That’s 2,200 miles in less than 24 hours. But I’m certain if you were to ask Bosh about his hectic day, he’d say it was all worth it.