Former Miami Heat star Chris Bosh talks about how tense things were before LeBron James went live with ‘The Decision’ in 2010
The Miami Heat shook the world in 2010 when LeBron James announced ‘The Decision’. The Heat suddenly had three superstars, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. They were the first superteam, and they changed the way teams approach NBA nowadays.
The Heat went to four straight finals, won two championships, and dominated the league in all ways. During their time together, when healthy, the Big 3 of Miami was basically unstoppable.
However, things weren’t all that smooth as they appear to be. In the summer of 2010, all three stars were free agents. Each was pursued by a lot of teams, but no team except Miami wanted to sign all three of them. It was the Heat President Pat Riley, who called all three to a meeting and convinced Bosh and Wade to sign. However, James still wasn’t sure.
LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade stopped talking to each other before ‘The Decision’
While Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade signed their contracts with the Heat, LeBron James did not make the deal so simple. He kept a mysterious aura around his decision. The suspense was getting problematic for the relationship the stars shared with each other.
The thing got so serious that the stars stopped talking to each other at all. Just like all of us, Chris Bosh and D Wade also were in the suspense about LeBron’s decision. Bosh recalls that time and said,
“It was making the move in the hopes that he would make the move,” Bosh said. “… It was so exhaustive, we stopped talking to each other; we couldn’t, it was the last thing that we wanted to talk about.”
“There was a mode to not knowing, of course. It was a whole thing, program, and I was sitting on the edge of my seat, too, to be honest with you,”
In the end, James’ decision changed the whole league and got the Heat two titles along the way.