After a much needed win against Los Angeles, franchise forward Chris Bosh was all smiles while dealing with the media. And why not? He didn’t have anyone asking if he was frustrated and the win allowed him to celebrate his birthday in style a couple of days early. With a video crew from MTV following him around the last thing he wanted was to look bad.
After the win Bosh talked with the media about getting a win to celebrate his birthday, Jose Calderon’s dunk and a host of other topics.
Media: What are your thoughts on Jose Calderon’s dunk?
Chris Bosh: We’ve been messing with Jose for a while about dunking. I asked him when he’s going to get the first one of his career and then he got one when we were in Charlotte and another one today. It’s good to see he still has legs.
Media: It was a little robotic though…
Bosh: Yeah, well for him it was good. I’d give it a six. So it was good for him.
Media: You got a nice birthday present with the win today.
Bosh: Yeah, I obviously want more, but it’s always good to win. The position we’re in I just want to win games and look at the standings. That’s all we can do. When we come out and play like the way we did today that’s fun, that’s what we have to get to now. We just have to have fun playing the game of basketball and the way I have fun is playing defense and lock them down and running. When you’re running, getting dunks and everybody is scoring that’s when you have fun playing the game of basketball.
Media: Is it encouraging that guys aren’t packing it in despite what’s being said by other people?
Bosh: You can’t really concern yourself with things that are said, you just have to be yourself, focus on this team and see how we can get better because it’s not over until it’s over. I haven’t heard them say we’re (officially) out of the playoffs so until that day, if that day ever comes, we’re just going to keep playing.
Media: Talk a bit about the energy Jake Voskuhl provided tonight when he started for Andrea Bargnani.
Bosh: Oh man, Jake is our energy. Him and Pops Mensah-Bonsu. Them guys are trying to set screens, they’re trying to get extra shots and they’re trying to get lay-ups. When you have guys like that who work so hard it’s really good for the team.