Landing a spot the NBA All-Star Game is obviously quite an honor. But the selection also comes with quite a bit of responsibility.
You can't let the best players in the game make you look foolish.
Unfortunately for Chris Bosh, his All-Star peers got the best of him in the first half on Sunday night. Late in the second quarter, Bosh went out to defend CP3. That was his first mistake on the play. Paul pounded out a few crossover dribbles before bouncing the ball through Bosh's legs, completely freezing the Heat big man.
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Just a few minutes later, Tony Parker pulled off the same move. The Spurs guard drove right through Bosh, also bouncing the ball between his legs. On this play, Bosh committed a foul and sent Parker to the free throw line.
"Is everyone going to the lane on Chris Bosh? Enough is enough," TNT announcer Reggie Miller said after Parker's highlight. "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me! I mean this is getting a little ridiculous out here, Chris. they're having fun at your expense."
At the end of the first half, TNT's David Aldrige caught up with Paul and asked him about the move had made on Bosh.
"Me and Tony were just talking about it. The way that he's guarding us, that's the only thing that you can do," said Paul, who ended the half with nine assists. "I mean, he's jamming you up so close, that's the only way you can get by him."
At the other end of floor, the game didn't start much better for Bosh, as he airballed three early shot attempts. Thankfully for Heat fans watching, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade looked the part in their All-Star jerseys, connecting on a monster alley-oop early in the game.