Back when the Miami Heat were forming their friends and family sort of team, one thing that everyone kept asking was “Who takes the last shot?” Over the past year-and-a-half, we’ve found out the answer — Dwyane Wade. Done.
However, it’s still interesting to hear what these guys say when they’re actually asked “Who takes the last shot?,” which is exactly what GQ’s Mark Anthony Green did in this month’s issue.
GQ: Quick hypothetical, toes aside: Let’s say the game was tied. 10 seconds left. You had 30 points, LeBron’s got 30, and Wade’s got 30. You got the same amount of rebounds, same amount of assists—having the same great game. Who takes the shot at the end to either win or lose the game.
Chris Bosh: [immediately] Dwyane.
Chris Bosh: Because of his success in the past, given what he’s done. He’s a champ. He’s an MVP, and he’s hit a bunch of last-second shots. That’s the time you have to put pride aside a little bit, and do what’s best for the team. He’s quickest, and he’s gonna get a shot off. He relishes those moments.
Put like that — NBA champion, (Finals) MVP, quickest — it’s pretty obvious why Dwyane Wade is the Heat’s go-to last second shot guy. Totally with Chris Bosh on this one.
But seeing it spelled out like that, you can’t help but think of LeBron James. He’s not an NBA champion, he doesn’t have the late game rep that Wade does and even though he has two regular season MVPs, Chris Bosh doesn’t hesitate to say that Dwyane’s the one who takes the last shot for the Heat. Obviously, Chris Bosh didn’t mean it like this, but you could easily read this as a subliminal dig at No. 6.
Let’s not do that though. (Unless you really want to. Can’t blame you if you do, since it’s kinda right there.) Instead, let’s just nod our heads because Chris Bosh is right. All of those reasons he stated are very good reasons why Dwyane Wade should be taking all the Heat’s last second shots. Props to Chris Bosh for saying what we all know.
Once we’re done nodding our heads at this, let’s all laugh that Chris Bosh didn’t even pick himself as the go-to guy in the fourth quarter. At least he’s honest.