Remember when Chris Bosh got dunked on by Paul Pierce? Pierce drove down the middle, slightly lifted his knee, bounced of Bosh’s chest and unleashed fury on Bosh’s face. Not only was Bosh humiliated, but so were his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and even his dead ancestors.
Reggie Evans told WEEI that Bosh will use that dunk as motivation this season, which is fine. I don’t know what motivates Bosh. I know I’d be driven by winning my first title and shedding my image of being a soft loser, and wouldn’t care very much about one meaningless dunk. But that’s just me, ya know? Being dunked on might be what motors Bosh.
But Evans took it one step too far (or a few miles too far) and crossed the line of realism.
“Chris, with his competitive nature, I could see how he would be looking forward to playing him again,” Evans said. ”It’s just like Kobe Bryant losing to Boston in the Finals.”
So Chris Bosh getting dunked on by Paul Pierce is “just like” Kobe losing in the NBA Finals? Only if this one time I patted my friend on the back was “just like” the time Reggie Evans grabbed Chris Kaman’s balls.
Oh, well. I’m not even worked up about Evans’s comments. I actually don’t care much what Reggie Evans thinks about Chris Bosh’s motivation. Or, really, what Reggie Evans thinks about anything at all. I just wanted an excuse to use the highlight.