Two-times NBA champion and former basketballer of Miami Heat, Chris Bosh unearthed a story from his basketball career and talked about grueling series vs the Boston Celtics back in 2012, his admiration for Kevin Garnett.
He has written about the legend of Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics, Kevin Garnett. He called KG his childhood hero. And he said playing against KG was a privilege.
He revealed why his teammates didn’t call him by his name. There is an acceptable reason, and this based on his extreme love for KG. When he played in NBA’s Summer League, the players, coaches, and many more called him KG. He also added that some of them didn’t know his real name.
Here’s what Chris Bosh wrote:
“I’ve written a bit about playing against your heroes. But ‘hero’ doesn’t quite do it for KG. Growing up, I wanted to be him – to the point that my summer league teammates started calling me by his name. Some of them didn’t even know my first name – if they didn’t call me Bosh, I was KG.”
He also said that Garnett was a great inspiration to him and he admitted when he was a child, he imitated KG’s moves in the park. He continued:
“He had every tool a young player could want, but he didn’t play like anyone else. I’d watch him be tenacious in the post, crash the basket, and push the ball back down the floor, and all I could think was: What is that? Then I would go straight to the park and imitate what I’d just seen.”
See the Instagram post below.