Spurs’ Tim Duncan An Inspiration For Miami Heats’ Chris Bosh

By Michael Rehome

Mar 31, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) and Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (right) exchange words during the second half at the AT

You can ask every player in the NBA about whom they looked up to growing up while they were learning to play the game of basketball. It is apparent that the San Antonio Spurs will meet up with the Miami Heat in this years NBA Finals.

Talking about whom players look up to, you know the ‘big three’ of Miami in Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Both Wade and James looked up to, yes you guessed it, Michael Jordan.  The big man for the Heat, Chris Bosh did not look up to Michael Jordan, but did find himself a pretty good player to look up to, San Antonio Spurs big man, Tim Duncan.

According to the Miami Herald, Bosh stated that he had many players he looked up to and Duncan was one of them.

NDIANAPOLIS — Chris Bosh had Tim Duncanposters. That pretty much sums up how long the Spurs have been the gold standard of consistency in the NBA.

The Heat still has plenty of work to do if it wants to reach the NBA Finals, but Tuesday its players paid homage to the team that would be its opponent in the next round. The Spurs swept the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night in stunning fashion to win the Western Conference finals and earn 10 days of rest before The Finals.

“I had favorite players, and he was one of them,” Bosh said of Duncan, the Spurs’ center. “He was in SLAM [Magazine] a lot. SLAM was like the Bible, so I took out the pages and put them on my wall. That was a little while ago. That was another lifetime.”

When Bosh was 13 years old, Tim Duncan was already  playing in the league.  If the Miami Heat happen to make it past the Indiana Pacers, Bosh will have to put his admiring aside and try to one-up Duncan in the NBA Finals.