Sunday, October 09, 2005

Hoops - Chris Bosh Stepping Up as a leader

Nice article on Chris Bosh stepping up his leadership abilities and calling out his teammates a little in practice.

Leadership wasn't in Bosh's job description during his freshman season at Georgia Tech University, and it certainly wasn't as a 19-year-old rookie the next year in the NBA. He's learning on the fly.

"It's a new beginning," Bosh said. "It's kind of exciting because I haven't been in this position for a long time. It's a chance to be one of the leaders on the team and it's exciting and I love a challenge."

And he's willing to step on toes if it means getting the ball inside a little bit and an extra win here or there.

"If you get the mean part out of the way, and you continue to win games, everybody's happy," he said.

So who thinks Bosh will have a 20 pt / 10 board season this year? Will he make the all-star team?