The lasting image from the Miami Heat winning the 2012 NBA championship may be the unfettered exuberance of LeBron James.
James spent the whole night smiling, cradling the Larry O'Brien trophy and partying around South Beach.
But apparently his teammate, old man Chris Bosh, was counting down the minutes until he could get home.
Bosh kept using the word "tired" when he went on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night to talk about winning the NBA title and how the Heat celebrated afterward.
"Once everybody left," Bosh said of the party in the locker room as the Heat wrapped up their postgame interviews, "we're sticky, in champagne, and we're like, 'All right.' "
The players didn't get to the high-flying party being held for them until about 4 a.m. But Bosh had another pit stop first.
"We went to Taco Bell right after," he said. "We had the trophy, take a shower, and I was like, 'All right, I'm gonna bail — I'll see you guys."
The late-night burrito run didn't seem to help his case of the yawns, though.
"I was tired," he said. "It's funny how you age so fast in the NBA. If you're 21, it's cool. But, you know, I'm not old, but I'm a little older, and I was like, I want to go home! The sun was coming up, and I had Taco Bell, so I was full."
Hear about Bosh's fast food trek, as well as what he thought of James' "subtle threats" to kill his teammates' families, in the video below.
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