When you start to mention NFL Running backs that conversation always starts and finishes with Cleveland’s Jim Brown. Like Barry Sanders he left the game early, the difference is Brown became a Hollywood movie star, remember the Dirty Dozen?
My take on the Miami Heat. Chris Bosh says he wants more touches inside and his teammates need to get him the ball. Look, Bosh in my opinion is not the superstar that he and a few others thinks he is. He has a decent game, but nothing that could be construed as on the same level as LeBron, or D Wade. Bosh is a power forward, but yet he sees himself as a post player, a big man. Look he’s 6’10 and 235. That is not the build or the make up of a center.
Yes the Heat need a formidable center in the middle, a go to guy to take the heat off of James, Wade, and Bosh. But that is just it. They only need someone in the middle that can score consistently and forcefully. They do not have that on this team. Getting the ball more to Bosh inside is not the answer. Bosh is already getting the ball. He’s averaging 18 points per game. The scoring mix is where it needs to be, James is averaging 26 points , Wade is averaging 25, and Bosh is averaging 18 points. The rest of the team is averaging 4 points per game collectively. There lies the problem.
In effect the Heat are playing without a true center. Dampier is big enough and so is “Z”, but neither are productive enough to draw defenses away from the big three and allow them to do their thing. That is the problem. The Heat needs to get more production from Dampier and Z; at least enough to draw attention from opposing teams, and not allow them the luxury to double team either of the big three stars.