01.30.11

A Challenge To The Authenticity Of Chris Bosh

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During his prior tenure in New Jersey, Keyon Martin was once labeled “fugazy” by the Knicks’ Tim Thomas, who might’ve taken an equally dim view of Heat F Chris Bosh’s attempts to lay hands upon Oklahoma City F James Harden. OKC teammate Kevin Durant became the latest in Bosh’s long line of critics this season, with the following postgame remarks provided by the Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry.

“He was telling Harden to dunk on me,” Bosh said. “He said dunk the next one. I expressed that, no, he’s not going to dunk that. And he expressed, yes he is. We just kind of went back and forth. I don’t think it was anything to get a tech over. It was just talking.”

Video replay showed Durant starting to walk away before Bosh began talking. Durant then stopped and barked back.

“I was talking to my teammate and he decided he wanted to put his two cents into it,” Durant said. “I’m a quiet guy, a laid back guy. But I’m not going to let nobody talk trash to me. He’s on a good team now so he thinks he can talk a little bit. But it’s a lot of fake tough guys in this league and he’s one of them.”

“I’m no punk,” Durant said. “I wasn’t even talking to him, first-off. He decided to butt in. I’m not just going to let that slide, especially in our house. He’s not one of those guys that I look at and say he has a rep for talking back to guys or always getting into it. He’s a nice guy. He’s not one of those guys. So I’m not going to let that type of person say something to me like that.”

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