HEAT Player 2010: Chris Bosh

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Chris Bosh
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  • Position: Forward | Height: 6’11” | Weight: 235
  • Years Pro: 7
  • Birthdate: 3/24/84 (Dallas, TX)
  • High School: Lincoln (Dallas, TX)
  • College: Georgia Tech


  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Selected in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft (fourth overall) by the Toronto Raptors…signed a contract extension with the Raptors on July 14, 2006…traded by the Raptors to the HEAT for a pair of first-round draft picks on July 9, 2010.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

    Has appeared in 509 games during his seven-year NBA career and has made 497 starts…has averaged 20.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.18 blocks and 37.0 minutes while shooting 49.2 percent from the floor, 29.8 percent from three-point range and 79.6 percent from the foul line…has missed 64 games due to injury or illness and one as a DNP-CD…is a five-time NBA All-Star…has earned All-NBA Second Team honors and All-Rookie First Team honors once each…has been selected the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week six times and Player of the Month once…has scored in double figures on 464 occasions, including 265 games with 20-or-more points, 60 30-point efforts and nine 40-point performances…his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 76 games (Dec. 10, 2008-Dec. 1, 2009)…his longest stretch of consecutive 20-point efforts is 17 (Apr. 5, 2009-Nov. 15, 2009)…has averaged at least 22 points in each of the last five seasons…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 245 occasions, including a pair of games with at least 20 rebounds…his longest consecutive streak of grabbing double-figure rebounds is 10 (Mar. 26, 2007-Apr. 13, 2007)…has amassed 239 double-doubles and his longest consecutive streak is 10 games (Mar. 26, 2007-Apr. 13, 2007)…has started each of the last 496 games in which he has appeared dating back to Nov. 26, 2003…his longest stretch of consecutive games played is 97 and occurred from Feb. 10, 2004-Mar. 16, 2005…his career high for consecutive field goals made is 17 (Jan. 31, 2007-Feb. 2, 2007) and his career high for consecutive free throws made is 31 (Jan. 18-25, 2006)…his career high for consecutive games with a block is 14 and occurred on two occasions (most recently from Mar. 4, 2005-Apr. 1, 2005)…has hit 10-or-more free throws in a game 93 times…has recorded 166 multi-block games and 95 multi-steal games...enters the 2010-11 season just three free throws made shy of 3,000 for his career, three starts shy of 500, three steals shy of 400 and 224 rebounds shy of 5,000…is the Raptors’ all-time leader in points, total rebounds, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, free throws made, blocks, minutes, games started and double-doubles…has started all 11 of the postseason games in which he has appeared and has averaged 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.18 steals, 1.18 blocks and 38.3 minutes while shooting 43.3 percent from the floor and 83.8 percent from the line…has scored in double figures in all 11 postseason contests, including six games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…has grabbed double-figure rebounds five times in postseason play and has recorded five double-doubles…has started two of the four NBA All-Star Games in which he has appeared and has averaged 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 22.5 minutes…sat out one All-Star Game due to injury.

    2009-10 SEASON:

    Started all 70 games he appeared in for the Raptors and averaged 24.0 points (.518 FG%, .797 FT%), 10.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.97 blocks and 36.1 minutes…missed a total of 12 games due to injury or illness…missed six games (Feb. 19-Mar. 1) due to a sprained left ankle…sat out the Mar. 5 game at New York due to a stomach virus…missed the final five games of the season (Apr. 7-14) with a displaced nasal fracture that occurred as a result of an inadvertent elbow to the face with 9:32 left in the first quarter in Cleveland on Apr. 6 and required surgery the following day…was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Jan. 31 and Apr. 4)…received the 2010 Magic Johnson Award from the Pro Basketball Writers Association for his steady cooperation with the media…was the only player in the NBA to rank in the Top 10 in both rebounding (6th) and in scoring (9th)…set career highs in scoring average, rebound average and field goal percentage…led Toronto in scoring average, points, field goal percentage, field goals made and attempted; free throws made and attempted; offensive, defensive and total rebounds; minutes per game and double-doubles…topped the Raptors in scoring 55 times and in rebounds on 53 occasions…scored in double figures on 68 occasions, including a career-high 53 20-point performances, 15 games with at least 30 points and a pair of 40-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 49 times and posted a career-high and franchise record 49 double-doubles…became the Raptors’ all-time leading scorer on Jan. 3 vs. San Antonio…scored his 10,000th career point on Mar. 17 vs. Atlanta…played his 500th career game at New Jersey on Mar. 20…scored a career-high 44 points at Milwaukee on Jan. 20…was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve and had 23 points (including the game-winning free throw with five seconds left), 10 rebounds, two steals and one assist in 29:08 minutes at the NBA All-Star Game in his hometown of Dallas…Season Highs: 44 points (at Milwaukee, Jan. 20), 18 rebounds (vs. Miami, Jan. 27), seven assists (twice), five steals (vs. Golden State, Apr. 4), four blocks (twice) and 46:03 minutes (at Philadelphia, Apr. 3).

    2008-09 SEASON:

    Started all 77 games in which he appeared and averaged 22.7 points (.487 FG%, .817 FT%), 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.00 blocks and 38.0 minutes…missed five games from Feb. 6-18 due to a strained right knee…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 2…set franchise single-season records in free throws made and attempted…set career highs in field goals made and attempted; free throws made and attempted; offensive, defensive and total rebounds; assists and points…ranked among the NBA leaders in free throws made (3rd), free throws attempted (4th), rebounding (6th) and scoring (10th)…joined Dwight Howard as the only NBA players to average 20 points and 10 rebounds in 2008-09…led the Raptors in scoring average, points, field goals made and attempted; free throws made and attempted; offensive, defensive and total rebounds; minutes played, starts and double-doubles…topped the Raptors in scoring 48 times and in rebounds on 52 occasions…scored in double figures on a career-high 75 occasions, including 47 games with at least 20 points and a career-best 17 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 44 times and amassed 43 double-doubles…became Toronto’s all-time leader in offensive rebounds vs. Detroit on Nov. 5…was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve for the NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix but did not play due to a strained right knee…Season Highs: 42 points (vs. New Jersey, Nov. 21), 19 rebounds (at Chicago, Apr. 15), seven assists (vs. Atlanta, Nov. 28), seven steals (at Chicago, Jan. 23), three blocks (seven times) and 47:17 minutes (vs. Detroit, Mar. 13).

    2007-08 SEASON:

    Started all 67 games he saw action and averaged 22.3 points (.494 FG%, career-high .844 FT%), 8.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.00 blocks and 36.2 minutes…missed a total of 15 games due to injury, five (Nov. 30-Dec. 7) due to a strained right groin and 10 (Mar. 2-17) with a sore right knee…was selected the Atlantic Division winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award…earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for the week ending Jan. 13…finished 10th in the NBA in scoring and free throws made and attempted...led the Raptors in scoring average, points, field goals made and attempted; free throws made and attempted; offensive, defensive and total rebounds and double-doubles…topped the team in scoring 40 times and in rebounds on 38 occasions…became Toronto’s all-time leading rebounder in L.A. against the Clippers on Dec. 18, its’ all-time leading shot blocker at Seattle on Dec. 21 and its’ all-time leader in both free throws made and attempted on Jan. 16 vs. Sacramento…set career highs in both free throws made (22) and attempted (24) at Phoenix on Dec. 22, with his 22 makes the NBA season high and also tying the Raptors’ single-game record…scored in double figures on 63 occasions, including 42 games with at least 20 points, 13 games with 30-or-more points and a career-high four 40-point performances (tying the franchise single-season record)…grabbed double-figure rebounds 28 times and posted 28 double-doubles…was named an Eastern Conference starter (replacing the injured Kevin Garnett) and totaled 14 points, seven rebounds and one assist in 21:32 minutes at the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans…Season Highs: 42 points (at Phoenix, Dec. 22), 19 rebounds (at Memphis, Nov. 21), nine assists (vs. Denver, Mar. 23), five blocks (vs. Boston, Nov. 4), four steals (vs. L.A. Clippers, Feb. 8) and 55:25 minutes (vs. Portland, Jan. 13).

    2006-07 SEASON:

    Started each of the 69 games in which he saw action and averaged 22.6 points (.496 FG%, .785 FT%), 10.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.30 blocks and 38.5 minutes…missed 12 games (Dec. 10-30) due to a left knee bone bruise and one game (Apr. 17 at Detroit) as a DNP-CD…earned All-NBA Second Team honors…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 1, 2007…ranked 12th in the NBA in scoring average and tied for 10th in minutes…led Toronto in scoring average, points, field goals made and attempted; free throws made and attempted; offensive, defensive and total rebounds; blocked shots and minutes…led the team in scoring 49 times and in rebounding on 60 occasions…scored in double figures in all 69 games, including 46 games with at least 20 points, seven 30-point performances and one 40-point outing…grabbed double-figure rebounds 42 times, including one 20-rebound effort…posted 42 double-doubles, including a career-high 10 consecutive from Mar. 26-Apr. 13 to set a franchise record…became the Raptors’ all-time leader in double-doubles on Mar. 30 at Washington…made a career-high 17 consecutive field goal attempts over two games from Jan. 31-Feb. 2, the longest streak in the NBA since Alonzo Mourning hit 19 in a row for Miami in February 2000…recorded his second career 20-point/20-rebound game with 23 points and a career-high tying 22 rebounds (including a career-high 10 offensive) at Golden State on Nov. 14…was chosen as an Eastern Conference starter for the first time in his career and totaled 11 points, seven rebounds and one assist at the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas…Season Highs: 41 points (vs. Orlando, Feb. 7), 22 rebounds (at Golden State, Nov. 14), seven assists (vs. New York, Apr. 15), six blocks (at Milwaukee, Jan. 10), four steals (at Philadelphia, Apr. 6) and 48:00 minutes (vs. New York, Apr. 15).

    2005-06 SEASON:

    Started all 70 games in which he appeared and averaged 22.5 points (.505 FG%, .816 FT%), 9.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.13 blocks and 39.3 minutes…missed the final 12 games of the season (Mar. 29-Apr. 19) due to a sprained left thumb which occurred at Milwaukee on Mar. 26…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 5…was the only player in the NBA to average at least 22 points and shoot better than 50 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the foul line…ranked among the NBA leaders in minutes per game (11th), rebounding (12th), scoring average (14th) and double-doubles (14th)…led the Raptors in scoring average, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted; offensive, defensive and total rebounds; blocked shots and double-doubles…topped the team in scoring 37 times and in rebounding on 46 occasions…scored in double figures on 68 occasions, including 48 games with at least 20 points and six 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 32 times and posted 32 double-doubles…set a franchise-record by posting double-digit free throws made in five consecutive games from Dec. 2-14…was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve and tallied eight points, eight rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes at the NBA All-Star Game in Houston…Season Highs: 37 points (at Detroit, Dec. 27), 17 rebounds (at Philadelphia, Nov. 15), eight assists (at Boston, Mar. 22), four blocks (three times), three steals (at Miami, Feb. 27) and 51:25 minutes (vs. Atlanta, Mar. 1).

    2004-05 SEASON:

    Started all 81 games in which he appeared and averaged 16.8 points (.471 FG%, .760 FT%), 8.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.40 blocks, career-high 0.94 steals and 37.2 minutes…missed one game due to injury (Mar. 18 at Detroit due to a sore lower back)…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 9…led the Raptors in starts, free throws made and attempted; offensive, defensive and total rebounds; double-doubles and blocks…ranked among the NBA leaders in double-doubles (12th), free throw attempts (16th), rebounding (17th), blocks (26th), minutes (27th) and scoring average (32nd)…set career highs in starts, minutes, blocks and steals…topped the Raptors in scoring 21 times and in rebounds on 46 occasions…scored in double figures 70 times, including 25 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds 32 times, including one 20-rebound performance…posted 32 double-doubles…recorded 24 points and a career-high 22 rebounds at Philadelphia on Mar. 25 to become the fourth youngest player in NBA history to record 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game…grabbed his 1,000th career rebound at New Jersey on Feb. 22 to become the third youngest player in NBA history to reach that milestone…tallied 26 points and recorded game highs of 14 rebounds and four blocks as a member of the Sophomore team in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend in Denver…Season Highs: 33 points (at New Orleans, Mar. 6), 22 rebounds (at Philadelphia, Mar. 25), five assists (four times), five blocks (twice), three steals (four times) and 48 minutes (vs. Atlanta, Mar. 11).

    2003-04 SEASON:

    Started 63 of the 75 games in which he appeared and averaged 11.5 points (.459 FG%, .701 FT%), 7.4 rebounds, 1.41 blocks, 1.0 assists and 33.5 minutes…missed a total of seven games due to injury…missed four games (Jan. 9-15) due to a right knee strain which occurred against Cleveland on Jan. 7 and missed three games (Feb. 4-8) with a sprained right ankle which occurred at Philadelphia on Feb. 3…named to the All-Rookie First Team…ranked 24th in the NBA in blocks and tied for 28th in rebounding…topped all NBA rookies in rebounding and blocks, ranked second in double-doubles and fifth in scoring, field goal percentage and minutes…set a franchise record for most rebounds in a rookie season…topped the team in scoring four times and in rebounds on 19 occasions…scored in double figures on 51 occasions, including four 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 18 times and amassed 13 double-doubles…made his first NBA start at Sacramento on Nov. 14…made his NBA debut vs. New Jersey on Oct. 29 and totaled 11 points, four rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes…scored 25 points vs. Houston on Nov. 16, his highest scoring output off the bench in his career…played for the Rookie team in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles and scored eight points…Season Highs: 25 points (vs. Houston, Nov. 16), 16 rebounds (twice), six blocks (twice), four assists (vs. Atlanta, Dec. 5), three steals (seven times) and 46 minutes (at Miami, Nov. 29).

    NBA PLAYOFFS:

    2008: Started all five games in Toronto’s Opening Round series against Orlando and averaged a series-best 24.0 points (.472 FG%, .833 FT%), a team-high 9.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 39.8 minutes…led the Raptors in points, field goals made and attempted; free throws made and attempted; offensive, defensive and total rebounds and steals...topped Toronto in scoring and rebounding three times each...scored in double figures in all five games, including three games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance...grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and recorded a pair of double-doubles...recorded postseason career highs in points (39), field goals made (16) and rebounds (15) in Game 4 at Toronto on Apr. 26...his nine offensive rebounds in Game 4 set a franchise postseason record and his 39-point effort tied the second-highest single-game output in the Raptors’ postseason history...was a perfect 13-13 from the foul line in Game 1 at Orlando on Apr. 20, matching Toronto’s postseason record for free throws made in a game...2007: Started all six games in Toronto’s Opening Round series against New Jersey and averaged 17.5 points (.396 FG%, .842 FT%), 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.83 blocks and 37.0 minutes...topped the Raptors in points, field goal attempts, free throws made, free throw percentage, defensive rebounds, total rebounds and blocks...led Toronto in scoring twice, in rebounds on three occasions and in assists once...scored in double figures in all six games, including three 20-point performances...grabbed double-figure rebounds on three occasions and posted three double-doubles...made his NBA postseason debut in Game 1 vs. New Jersey on Apr. 21 and tallied 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 33:55 minutes.

    OLYMPICS:

    2008: Was a member of the USA Basketball Senior National Team that went 8-0 and captured the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China…came off the bench in all eight games and averaged 9.1 points, a team-leading 6.1 rebounds and 17.2 minutes…connected on a team-leading 77.4 percent (24-31) of his field goal attempts and also led the squad in defensive rebounds and total rebounds…led the team in scoring once and in rebounds four times.

    HONORS:

    2009-10: Was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve for the NBA All-Star Game in Dallas…was a two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Jan. 31 and Apr. 4)…received the Magic Johnson Award…2008-09: Was selected as a Eastern Conference reserve to play in the NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix but did not play due to a sprained knee…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 2…2007-08: Was an Eastern Conference starter for the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 13…received the Atlantic Division Sportsmanship Award…2006-07: Named to the All-NBA Second Team…was an Eastern Conference starter for the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas…captured NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for January…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 1…2005-06: Was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve for the NBA All-Star Game in Houston…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 5…2004-05: Was selected the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 9…started for the Sophomore team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Denver…received the NBA’s Community Assist Award for June 2005…2003-04: Was named to the All-Rookie First Team…was a member of the Rookie team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

    COLLEGE:

    Played one season at Georgia Tech before becoming an early entry candidate in 2003…started all 31 games in which he appeared for the Yellow Jackets and averaged 15.6 points, a team-leading 9.0 rebounds and 2.16 blocks…captured ACC Rookie of the Year honors...was named to the All-ACC Second Team, the ACC All-Defensive Team and the ACC All-Rookie Team...earned a spot of the United States Basketball Writers Association national All-Freshman Team...led the ACC in field goal percentage, joining Antawn Jamison as the only freshman to accomplish that feat…also topped the ACC in blocks and ranked second in rebounds and double-doubles and eighth in points…had career highs of 26 points and 14 rebounds in his collegiate debut vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is Christopher Wesson Bosh…lists his parents Noel and Freida Bosh as the people that made a difference in his life for setting a great example as they raised him and kept a roof over his head…has a brother (Joel Bosh)…has a daughter (Trinity Bosh)…got engaged to his fiancée Adrienne Williams in August 2010…has his own website (www.chrisbosh.com)…his hobbies include reading and technology…his most prized possession is his gold medal…had a cameo in his favorite TV show Entourage in the summer of 2010…was appointed Editor at Large for Ocean Drive magazine and will have a regular feature describing his favorite things in Miami…is considered a leader among athletes when it comes to reaching out to fans through social media outlets…created the now famous “Used Car Salesman” skit and posted it on YouTube to garner votes for the 2008 All-Star Game…donned a milk mustache in the summer of 2010 as part of the got milk? Refuel America campaign to educate people that chocolate milk is an effective way to refuel the body after a tough workout…is a member of Hoop Heroes, a unique initiative that brings together NBA players and corporate sponsors to support children served by After School All-Stars, a national organization that provides comprehensive programming to middle schools children in 13 cities across the country, as part of the program he has agreed to donate $20 per rebound during the 2010-11 regular season with a $5,000 minimum donation…made a one million dollar charitable commitment to various community legacy programs after signing his contract extension with the Raptors in 2006...is a fan of his hometown Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers…was named to the US Senior National Team on Mar. 5, 2006 and was a member of the US team that won the bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championships…was named a Parade All-American, McDonald’s All-American and Mr. Basketball in the state of Texas as a senior after leading Lincoln High School to a 40-0 record and a state championship...was a member of the National Honor Society in high school…wears size 14 sneakers.

    REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
    MINS: 55:25, vs. Portland (1-13-08)
    FGM:   16, two times (last: at New Jersey, 3-20-10)
    FGA: 31, vs. Detroit (3-13-09)
    3-PT FGM: 2, five times (last: at L.A. Lakers, 3-9-10)
    3-PT FGA:  3, five times (last: at Chicago, 4-15-09)
    FTM:  22, at Phoenix (12-22-07)
    FTA: 24, at Phoenix (12-22-07)
    OR: 10, at Golden State (11-14-06)
    DR:   18, at Philadelphia (3-25-05)
    TOT:  22, two times (last: at Golden State, 11-14-06)
    AST:   9, vs. Denver (3-23-08)
    STL: 7, at Chicago (1-23-09)
    TO: 7, three times (last: vs. Milwaukee, 1-30-09)
    BLK:   6, three times (last: at Milwaukee, 1-10-07)
    PTS: 44, at Milwaukee (1-20-10)
       

    POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:

    MINS: 44:55, at Orlando (4-22-08)
    FGM:   16, vs. Orlando (4-26-08)
    FGA:  26, vs. Orlando (4-26-08)
    3-PT FGM: 1, two times (last: at Orlando, 4-22-08)
    3-PT FGA:  3, vs. Orlando (4-24-08)
    FTM:  13, at Orlando (4-20-08)
    FTA: 13, at Orlando (4-20-08)
    OR: 9, vs. Orlando (4-26-08)
    DR:   11, two times (last: at New Jersey, 4-27-07)
    TOT:  15, vs. Orlando (4-26-08)
    AST:   9, at New Jersey (5-4-07)
    STL: 3, two times (last: at Orlando, 4-20-08)
    TO: 4, two times (last: vs. Orlando, 4-24-08)
    BLK:   4, vs. New Jersey (5-1-07)
    PTS: 39, vs. Orlando (4-26-08)