Chris Bosh may have been forced into medical retirement from the NBA (because of recurrent blood clots) but he sounds healthy on the phone. Calm, happy, wise. He lives in Austin, a place he enjoys. There are some authentic parenting asides as we talk. He says his health is good, his family is doing well, and he has no complaints.
He is also launching into life as a storyteller, and just became the first NBA player on Substack, launching an email newsletter called The Last Chip—where he will tell the stories of the Heat’s 2012-2013 season.
We spoke by phone on Thursday, our talk has been edited a little for length and clarity.
Before The Decision, I spent the draft day with NBA agent Dan Fegan. He thought LeBron, who had already starred in Nike’s Jesus-like “Witness” campaign, needed a title immediately or would become a laughingstock. Did you feel that kind of pressure in Miami?
That’s always been Bron’s thing, hearing that.
I feel that we helped change the course of the NBA. … We wanted …
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