Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Blog Post: Chris Bosh, Thespian

Posted on Torontoist

(This story ended up being linked on, a basketball rumours site, which continues to blow my mind.)

Chris Bosh is at it again. Although his innovative video pitch to fans wasn't enough to push him past Kevin Garnett and Lebron James for a starting spot in the NBA All-Star Game, it has made him a media player. Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix details how the video's popularity has raised Bosh's profile to new heights and how it prompted CB4 to start his own Chris Bosh TV channel on YouTube.

To ring in the occassion, Bosh slips on a wig, thick glasses, and a bow tie to introduce the world to Blaine Harrington. Although there are many more adventures to come for Blaine, the Toronto Raptor's website is polling people on what guise they would like Bosh to take on next. The Raptors' website is polling people on what guise they would like Bosh to take on next. The choices are: 1980's rock star, 1920's gangster, 1970's disco king, or international spy. Strangely enough, Bosh is a bit late in joining his fellow 2003 NBA Draft mates Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony in showcasing their range.

Showing that Chris Bosh doesn't have a monopoly on the team in video production, 27-year old rookie Jamario Moon has released a clip hyping his participation in this year's NBA All-Star slam dunk contest. Moon will be joined in New Orleans next weekend by Jason Kapono (3 Point Competition), Andrea Bargnani (Rookie-Sophomore Game), and Chris Bosh, who was selected by coaches as an All-Star. The Raptors host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.

Link to original story on Torontoist including embedded links here.

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