Ten Things You Don't Know About Chris Bosh
In the brotherhood that is Miami Heat's "Three Kings," Chris Bosh is the often overlooked middle child. Think about it. Dwyane Wade is Mr. Miami, now a New York Times bestselling author in addition to the 305's own basketball superhero. LeBron James is arguably the most famous basketball player actively playing in the NBA.
But how much do you really know about Mr. Bosh?
In support of all the disgruntled Jan Brady types out there, we stopped by The Frieze -- which is selling an ice cream flavor named after Bosh to benefit his charity for at-risk youth and families in need, Team Tomorrow -- for a one-on-one chat with Bosh. And we learned that there's more to this guy than mad skills on the court and his eerie resemblance to a velociraptor.
10. People Love Chris Bosh
You might think you knew this already, but until you've seen dozens of fans waiting to greet the man in mid-day Miami humidity, you really haven't fully grasped the full force of Bosh's star power. We thought an event from 4-6 p.m. in 90 degrees would keep away the crowd. It didn't -- the line was wrapped around the block. Was he shocked by the amount of support? Bosh seemed genuinely touched, saying, "I get more support than I deserve."
9. Teenyboppers Heart Bosh
Ever heard of Bieber Fever? Well, the tween community loves the Big Bosh too. One employee told us, "This is the best day of work. Ever. Like, ever!" Does Tiger Beat still exist? Because Bosh deserves the cover.
8. There'll Always Be A Place For Bosh at the Dairy Queen
As this shot was taken, Bosh was explaining to a customer that his stint at The Frieze wasn't his first time behind an ice cream counter. He actually had job at smoothie shop back in Texas.
7. Chris Bosh: International Superstar
This young Japanese woman told us she flew to Miami just for this event. We didn't believe her at first, but she did start crying after he handed her her free scoop.
6. The Man Has Sass
See that smirk? Full-on sassyface. Chris Bosh is one funny dude. He kept everyone laughing throughout the day.
5. Chris Loves The Kids
When it comes to the wee ones, Bosh is a big ol' softie. It was hard not to notice that the biggest smile on his face came when a child came and asked for his or her free scoop.
4. Bosh is an Expert Baby Maker
Speaking of babies, dude makes gorgeous kids. When asked about his newest addition, Jackson, he told us this: "Having a second child puts things in perspective. It definitely inspires my charity. My daughter (Trinity) will be over with her friends and tell me to play Barbie. She doesn't care I play basketball." Looks like Wade isn't the only Heat player to be transformed by fatherhood.
3. Pint-Sized People Are His Thing
You see that tiny lady holding baby Bosh? That is his wife, Adrienne, who comes up to about his waist. When we told Bosh he made us feel short, he pointed to her and said, "See? I love small people."
2. Bosh Can't Stand The Heat
Bosh might love the Miami Heat, but Miami's heat isn't his thing. Moments after stepping outside The Frieze, he became visibly sweaty and uncomfortable. But when asked if he likes it here in the 305, he told us this: "Miami is pretty easy to move to. During the winter, I never really have any troubles. It's great."
1. He Doesn't Mind the Dino Comparisons
As evidenced in this photo above. Hey, there's a reason "Chris Bosh Face" has over 2 million hits on Google. It is no joke. Raptorface out.
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