Should Chris Bosh Join James Harden in Houston?


Nov 2, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) reacts to a call in the second half against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. The Rockets won 109-102. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

It’s been nearly a week after the opening night of the NBA and James Harden is so far the clear frontrunner for MVP. I know it’s early but he has took the NBA by storm and easily leads the league in scoring. Maybe he could beat out his former teammate Kevin Durant for the scoring title. There is no denying Harden can score but in order to make Houston a title contender they will need multiple stars especially when they are faced against the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

There is one name many are flying out that could make some sense for Houston.

Nov. 3, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) shoots over Denver Nuggets center Kosta Koufos (41) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Chris Bosh is a proven all-star who can lead a team. He proved it by leading the Toronto Raptors to the playoffs few years ago. Bosh as a primary option is a lock for 20+ points, 10+rebounds, and a little bit of assists and blocks added on. Chris Bosh can be that big man which is necessary for teams to win championships.

The NBA in recent years have had champions with a star ball handler and a center. The Houston Rockets would have both if they acquire Chris Bosh. Harden is an excellent ball handler and above average passer. Yes, he will need to work on his defense but he is a top 10 guard in today’s NBA. Bosh is a top 15 player in the league. (I know I will get hate, but he surpasses all other 3rd best players on every team) Championship can be attainable with Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Chandler Parsons, Chris Bosh, and Omer Asik as the starting five.

To add on to the case Chris Bosh might want to consider joining Houston in the future, Chris Bosh might really want to improve his legacy in the game. No matter how many all star appearances he gets or championships to the many ignorant fans out there in the league, he will always be that guy who was carried because of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. If Bosh wants to avoid that he might want to become the number one or two for the Rockets.

Chris Bosh is also a native of Texas. CB1 grew up a fan of the Rockets when they had Hakeem. It would not be a shock if he went to play for his home team.

Overall, as a Heat fan I would want Chris to stay and finish out his career in Miami. He has grown to be a crowd favorite among the true Heat fans. However I wouldn’t be shocked or terribly upset if he took his talents to the Toyota Center in Houston. CB grew up there, and he’s too proud to not want to be the star player of his own team. If Chris Bosh wants to sacrifice a few championship runs and build on his legacy as one of the game’s best big men, I would highly suggest going to Houston.