MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 17: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat reacts during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena on January 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
We knew it was going to happen, but last night it was made official. Chris Bosh will join LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in representing the Miami Heat at this months NBA All-Star Game in Orlando. For Bosh, this is the seventh time in his career that he has been named an All-Star.
There are some people who thought that Bosh should have been named a starter, but the fans voted in Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony instead. Anthony has been dealing with various injuries this season and should he be unable to play in the All-Star game, Bosh would then likely step in and start in Melo's place.
Bosh has been having one of his best seasons, and he really elevated his game to another level when the Heat were without Dwyane Wade. He is averaging 19.2 points and 7.8 rebounds on the season, and is shooting a solid 50.7% from the field.