Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh endured a lot of criticism in his first year with the Miami Heat. He has been called soft, too emotional, and is often the butt of jokes.
Bosh chose not to respond to any of these criticisms until now when he clashed with ESPN personality Skip Bayless over the infamous “Bosh Spice” nickname.
Bosh went on the show and told Bayless that the nickname disrespects his family’s name. “Bosh Spice” is a play on the famous Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham’s name Posh Spice.
The Huffington Post reports:
“I don’t have a problem with you at all. We’re both professionals, we both do our jobs,” Bosh said. “My whole problem is the misuse of the name… My family, we take a lot of pride in our name. We’re very prideful of the Bosh name. I don’t like it being made fun of and I don’t think they appreciate it either… The Bosh name, that’s all we have.”
“I respect the Bosh name, but I have no regrets with referring to you occasionally, especially early and at midseason, as ‘Bosh Spice,’” Bayless said. “I thought your performance with the Miami Heat warranted an occasional use of that nickname. You chose to join LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Miami for $110 million. And you chose to enter the harshest, toughest, roughest spotlight in all of sports.”