Chris Bosh reveals LeBron James told him about leaving Heat in text message
LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade formed a vaunted “Big 3” with the Miami Heat and led the team to back-to-back NBA titles in 2012 and 2013.
After the Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Finals, James elected to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers just years after the infamous announcement about taking his talents to South Beach with “The Decision” in 2010.
It turns out that manner in which James informed at least one of his Big 3 compatriots was clumsy and arguably without tact.
Bosh revealed to ex-NBA players Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes on their “All the Smoke” podcast that James relayed the earth-shattering news “through a text,” of all impersonal means.
“I thought he was BSing, and then about 10 minutes later it’s everywhere,” Bosh said, via TMZ Sports.
“At the time, I didn’t understand it.”
“At the time, in my mind, I was ready to put the team together because we had just lost,” Bosh added. “So we wanted to put something together so we could win. And it really didn’t go like that.”
Bosh admitted to Jackson and Barnes that it took months for him to get over James’ questionably tactless disclosure, but it “worked out for everybody” in the end.
After all, Bosh, James and Wade won two titles — amid four straight appearances in the NBA Finals — and James delivered a long-awaited championship to his home state upon his celebrated return to the Cavaliers.
Still, “breaking up” via text message? Never a good call. James should have known better.