After Micky Arison said he expected the Big Three to be back with the Heat next season on the Dan LeBatard Show earlier this season, Chris Bosh appeared on the ESPN Radio program Tuesday afternoon and reiterated that he wants to stay in Miami.
Bosh was asked about his upcoming opportunity to leave in free agency during an appearance on The Dan LeBatard Show this afternoon and said, “Yeah, I mean, I don’t want to go anywhere. I like it here. It’s Miami. Everybody wants to come here. Yeah.”
When asked if he would accept a below-market offer from the Heat, he answered, “If that’s what it takes.”
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Bosh each have the ability to opt out of the last year of their contract this offseason. Neither have declared exactly what they will do, but Bosh at least gave some insight on specifics for the first time when he said he would be willing to take less.
When the Heat came together, people looked at the Boston Celtics with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen as the mold. If the Heat do take less, it seems that the San Antonio Spurs and their money-sacrificing All-Stars are a more similar model.
While a comment on a radio show isn’t a signature on a contract, Heat fans should be reassured by the sentiments coming out of this organization the past few months.
Miami is one win away from going back to the NBA Finals for the fourth-straight season, so, that probably helps too.