The question that everyone wants to know heading into the 2013-14 NBA season is where will LeBron James be heading after the season. Figures.
But according to Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh, he could be staying put. That is, if the Miami Heat complete the three-peat, something that hasn’t been done since the Los Angeles Lakers (2000-02). They could also make it to the NBA Finals for a fourth straight season, that hasn’t been done since the Boston Celtics (1984-87).
BOSH: “With everybody being under contract and having no tomorrow, it’s kind of exciting because we know what we have to do for one and then, two, it’s like it helps you focus on what you need to do in that moment instead of next year or whenever. If we take care of business, we know everything is going to be all good. So, we just have to take that mentality and that kind of erases all the doubt.”
“I couldn’t believe it,” Bosh said Wednesday, speaking after the filming of a commercial for the Henry Warren Auto Group at Turnberry Isle Country Club. “I was like, `Man it’s been four years already? But we’re professionals. We know it comes with the job. We can’t do anything about it. We just have to make sure we take care of our business, stay together and just really answer the call to adversity when it comes.” …
“Everybody wants to know what we’re going to do (after the season),” Bosh said. “Yeah, I get it. Everything depends on this season. If we win, cool. If we lose, that’s when it’s like `What if?’”
If the Heat do indeed win a third consecutive NBA championship, how does the big three just dismiss the opportunity at a four-peat? They won’t.
Maybe the Heat’s best chance at keeping LeBron is getting that third chip. If so, they’re going to have a good chance, to say the least. They’ll be the favorites.