You can’t fault Eric Spoelstra for being loyal to his players.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 15, 2013
Bosh will be replacing Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, who will miss the rest of the regular season after tearing the ACL in his right knee.
Bosh is averaging 17.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this season for Miami.
He’s been an all-star every year since 2006, but he hasn’t been a starter since 2007.
Earlier in the month, I asked the readers of Sir Charles in Charge whether they would have chosen Bosh or Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers as the replacement starter.
The results were largely in favor of Irving, not only because he’s the superior player, but because he’s a point guard, which would fill in the gap left behind by Rajon Rondo.
Well, the Eastern Conference won’t have a starting point guard with Bosh being inserted into the lineup, so expect James and Wade to share the role of facilitator during the game.
I can respect Spoelstra’s decision. He had the right to choose whoever he wanted.
With Chris sitting there as a reserve, it was clearly a no-brainer.
What was he going to do? Snub his own player?
I still believe that Kyrie Irving would have been the more sensible choice, but to each their own I suppose.