Former basketball player and two-times NBA champion, Chris Bosh, penned down an inspirational note in honor of his friend Lewis Hamilton’s huge win in the Formula One races and shared it on his Instagram account.
The legendary driver of the Formula One races, Michael Schumacher, was the last pilot to hold the record for ‘first place,’ and it was considered impossible to break this record again, but there is no such thing as impossible in life.
Lewis Hamilton became living proof of this by breaking Michael Schumacher’s unbreakable record and at the Turkish Grand Prix, he won his seventh world championship and equalized the number of championships with Michael Schumacher.
On Friday, Chris Bosh posted photos with Lewis Hamilton and wrote rather a long note to celebrate Hamilton’s success. Stating that watching Hamilton while competing was very valuable to him, Bosh explained that he admired Hamilton’s working discipline and that watching him closely at races was very epic.
Another point that Chris Bosh drew attention to was how Hamilton used his success and reputation to highlight important issues, one of which was the Black Lives Matter movement that started this year and spread to the masses.
Stating that they had a conversation about racism and the difficulties they faced when they came together as two black athletes, Bosh said that now he watched Hamilton put his frustrations into action on a massive stage.
Chris Bosh is very proud of being Lewis Hamilton’s friend and thinks Hamilton will continue to set new records in the future as he will continue to set an example for little black boys with his character and talent.
Here’s what he wrote:
“I wanted to shout out my brother @lewishamilton who this past weekend, tied the only F1 record he hadn’t already broken.
Lewis and I have spent Christmas in Aspen together, rented a yacht in Monaco with D-Wade, and had an epic post-race celebration with Justin Bieber. Lil Jon was DJing. True story.
But what I value most are the times I’ve gotten to see Lewis race up close, whether it was in my hometown of Austin or at the British Grand Prix last summer. His work ethic would be impressive in any sport. Calling him a friend, and watching him race up close, has been epic.
But on top of all the hard work and consistent wins, Lewis has never taken his success for granted—for using his voice and platform to stand for a cause.
Lewis has been vocal about and against racial injustice in F1 and beyond. From his Black Lives Matter Helmet and uniform to the all-black Mercedes he races in, he’s used the sport’s symbols to speak for what’s right.
As two Black men, we’ve had tough conversations about what it’s like in our respective sports. He’s told stories and expressed frustrations—in public, too. Now, I’m watching him put thought into action on a massive stage.
That’s just the beginning of what I think his legacy will be, as an athlete and activist. Now, Black boys who might not have known what F1 was are going to see themselves driving the #44 car, as he sets new records and new examples. He’s the greatest driver in the world. And I’m proud to call him a friend.”
Check out the post below.