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Chris Bosh, the most famous high school "Mr. Basketball," had the Miami Heat retire his no. 1 jersey in a ceremony on March 26, 2019. In his entire career, he had spent around 7 years with the Toronto Raptors and 7 years with the Miami Heat, followed by his comeback attempts and retirement. Here are some really interesting things to know about the American former professional basketball player:

  1.  He was born Christopher Wesson Bosh on March 24, 1984, in Dallas, Texas, to Noel, a plumbing engineer and Freida, a system analyst. He has a younger brother, Joel.
  2.  Bosh attended Lincoln High School, Dallas, and graduated with honors. He played baseball and basketball under coach Leonard Bishop.
  3.  Heled his school to number one ranking in the country and the USA Today National Championship with perfect 40-0 record.
  4.  With 23 points, 17 rebound, and nine blocks, Bosh, led his school to Class 4A state title and was named High School Player of the Year by Basketball America. He was declared ‘Mr. Basketball’ in Texas by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
  5.  He joined George Tech to study graphic design and computer imaging. With professional aspiration to play basketball, Bosh felt under Coach Paul Hewitt, at George Tech, his best interest will be served.
  6.  As a freshman he led Yellow Jackets in averaging 15.6 points, 9 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in 31 games, to lead Atlantic Coast Conference in field goals percentage. He was the only freshman apart from Antawn Jamison ever to do so.
  7.  Bosh was selected fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2003 NBA draft which included future All-Star LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwyane Wade. Other NBA teams made offers for him but Raptors turned down every one.
  8.  In his rookie season he averaged 11.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 33.5 minutes playing time in 75 games. He led all rookies in rebounding and blocks and in the process set a franchise record for most rebounds in a rookie season.
  9.  He was often praised by his coaches for his heart and willingness to play through pain and injuries. He battled against opponents who had advantage over size and strength, despite his slim frame and was rewarded for his performance with a place in NBA All-Rookie First Team for 2003-04, season.
  10.  Bosh took over the leadership role on December 17, 2004, after the departure of Vince Carter to New Jersey Nets and in the remaining games he improved in every major statistical category including being named first ever NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week in first week of January 2005.
  11.  Though Raptors finished the 2004-05 season 33-49, Bosh led the team with 3,017 minutes played, 542 free throws made, 718 rebounds, and 113 blocks. His 16.8 points per game was second only to Jalen Rose. Analyst predicted that he would become an All-Star one day.
  12.  On February 09, 2006, he was selected for the first time in his career to play in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas as reserve forward for the Eastern Conference. He is only the third Raptor to be selected after Carter and Antonio Davis
  13.  As the team captain and centerpiece of the offence, his importance was highlighted when Raptor lost 10 of the 11 games following a season ending injury to Bosh in March 2006. He averaged 22.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.
  14.  On July 14, 2006, he signed a three years contract extension with fourth year option, worth US$65 million. During the same press conference he announced a donation of $1,000,000 to a Toronto charity, known as Community Legacy Programs.
  15.  Bosh first played for the national team at the 2002 Basketball Junior World Championship and made his transitions to senior team in 2006 for the World Championship where they won bronze medal. He was ranked sixth in field goal percentage.
  16.  He averaged 22 points with 11 rebounds in the first half of the season to be named as an All-Star starter for the East in the 2007 All-Star Game. He made it his first All-Star start and second overall appearance with second highest number of votes among Eastern Conference forward.
  17.  Bosh was selected Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January 2007, when he averaged 25.4 points, and 9.1 rebounds while leading Raptors to a 10-5 record.
  18.  In Toronto’s 113-103 triumph over the Orlando Magics, Bosh recorded his career high 41 points, when crowd of 15,157 started chanting ‘MVP’ in the final eight minutes. It’s a sound that has never been heard in the Air Canada Centre.
  19.  On March 28, 2007, with 13 points and 18 rebounds in a home win against Miami Heat, Bosh registered the 111th double-double of his career to become the new franchise record holder.
  20.  He was part of United States men’s national basketball team for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He averaged 9.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as the main backup to center as team USA went unbeaten in all eight games en route to gold medal.
  21.  In the beginning of second half of 2009-10, season Bosh overtook Vince Carter as Toronto’s all-time leader in total points scored and also scored a career high 44 points against Milwaukee Bucks, while collecting his 220th career double-double.
  22.  After much speculation Bosh officially completed a sign and trade deal with Miami Heat on July 10, 2010. In his seven seasons with Raptors, he recorded 10,000 points, 4,500 rebounds, and 600 blocks and was its all-time leader virtually in all major statistical categories.
  23.  After missing the title in the previous season, Bush scored 24 points in the deciding Game 5 of 2012 NBA finals and averaged 14.6 points, and 9.4 rebounds in the finals against Oklahoma City Thunder, to help Heat win its second NBA title and his first championship.
  24.  Bosh was the unsung hero once again, leaving his imprint all over the game, even when sharing the floor with a pair of Hall of Fame teammates during the 2013 NBA Finals against San Antonio Spurs. Miami won the finals 4 games to 3, for its second consecutive title.
  25.  Bosh played in 79 games averaging 16.2 points, with 6.6 rebounds per game and recorded a career high 74 three-point shots on 33 percent shooting from behind the arc in the 2013-14 season. He helped Heat to the NBA finals, where they lost in five games.
  26.  On July 30, 2014, he renewed his contract with Heat on afive years deal worth $118 million, but his season was cut shot after he was diagnosed with blood clot in one of his lungs on February 21, 2015. He had earlier lost eight games due to calf strain.
  27.  A blood clot in his leg again forced Bosh to sit out the rest of second half of 2015-16, season because of the potential dangers of the recurring medical condition. He hasn’t played since February 9, but has been cheering his team from the bench.
  28.  After Bosh failed his physical test in September 2016, the NBA ruled that Bosh’s blood clotting issues were a career ending illness. On July 04, 2017, Heat ended Bosh seven year stints with the organization and out of respect they retired his jersey No.1, on February 04, 2019 with it his career.
  29.  Bosh established the Chris Bosh Foundation in 2004, to help younger people in academics and athletics. He has received the NBA Community Assists Award for his active contribution for the Raptors community development.
  30.  In July 2011, he married Adrienne Williams and the couples have four children, three sons and one daughter. Earlier in 2009, his former girlfriend, Allison Mathis, sought child support and sole custody of their daughter, Trinity.
  31.  Chris Bosh Net Worth: $80 Million

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