MIAMI -- The folks in street clothes at the scorer's table always keep track of rebounds at Miami Heat games. Now, so will a guy wearing a tank top.
Much-maligned Heat center Chris Bosh is vowing to count caroms while he plays. Apparently, that will make him more cognizant of whether he is staving off critics.
"I'm just counting them so everybody will get off my back," said Bosh, who had nobody on his case after he grabbed nine in Sunday's 99-71 rout of the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena. "That's really it. That's why I'm counting them. I'm like, 'Hey, it was nine today.' Just a start. And I got to get nine the next game, maybe even 10."
If the 6-foot-11 Bosh grabbed 10, he would be living up to last season's prediction, when he spoke of averaging that many a night. He didn't come close, finishing at 7.9.
This season he's been even worse. He's averaging 7.6, on pace to be the lowest since he pulled down 7.4 a game as a Toronto rookie in 2003-04.
So why the decisio...