Chris Bosh is a mess. To call his psyche fragile would be a gross understatement. And he's not very bright either. Because not only did he get intimidated by the Garden crowd and atmosphere Saturday night… he admitted it.
When the Miami Heat came on the floor 15 minutes before Game 3's tipoff Saturday night the arena was darkened and the seats at TD Garden were full. On the videoboard above, the Boston Celtics were shown outside their locker room jumping up and down as the theme from Rocky pulsed from the loud speakers.
It was intimidating and that was before anyone had even broken a sweat. Most arenas are rowdy in the playoffs and in Boston it's tradition.
The intensity of that atmosphere got to Chris Bosh, something he admitted when looking back on his first road game in the second round. Bosh said nerves were a major factor in perhaps his worst game of the season, a six-point, five-rebound effort in 30 minutes in the Heat's 97-81 blowout loss.
"Given all the elements that were out there last night … they were so hyped," Bosh said. "My emotions got the best of me early on and it kind of dictated what I was doing for the rest of the game."
Do you hear that Garden crowd for tonight's game? Chris Bosh is easily intimidated by you. Perhaps we should make him feel better by lining up along the baseline, giving him a hug, and saying "it's not your fault…. it's not your fault….."
We could light him the F— up like and show him what happens when you actually TRY to intimidate someone.