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It took a long time for Chris Bosh to forgive LeBron James for Heat breakup

LeBron James shook the NBA when he announced he was leaving the Heat back in 2014, but there was at least one teammate who felt slighted by how he left the team.

Appearing on Thursday’s episode of Showtime’s “All the Smoke” podcast, Bosh was asked how James told him of the decision to leave Miami after four seasons.

“Through a text,” said Bosh, who played two more seasons in the NBA before blood clots cut his career short.

Bosh revealed he didn’t get much of a heads up before James’ Sports Illustrated essay making the announcement was published.

“I thought he was BSing, and then about 10 minutes later, it’s everywhere,” he said. “I understand it. I get it. At the time, I didn’t understand it. At the time, in my mind, I was ready to put the team back together because we had just lost. So we wanted to put something back together so we could win, and it really didn’t go like that.

Chris Bosh and LeBron James
Chris Bosh and LeBron JamesDiamond Images/Getty Images

“I took offense to it, to be honest with you, at first. I was only thinking of how I felt about it. Me and Bron talked about it, but I’m a competitor, and to be honest with you, s–t, when you back to the locker room and LeBron ain’t in that chair, and then everyone’s looking at you for those 25 points, and looking at D (Dwyane Wade) for that 25 points, damn man.”

The Big 3 of James, Wade and Bosh reached the NBA Finals all four years they were together, claiming two titles.

It took Bosh “months” to get over the situation, and only after talking with James in person.

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