Chris Bosh Says He Plays Better When He Talks to Himself, But He Does So in ‘Non-Crazy Way’


Chris Bosh Says He Plays Better When He Talks to Himself, But He Does So in 'Non-Crazy Way'Kevin Garnett, by all accounts, is one of the most ruthless trash talkers in the NBA. Apparently, Chris Bosh talks a pretty good game as well, except he's doing it to himself.

Bosh has been known to talk to himself during games, and it's something that's he's actually crediting for his success. After the Heat beat the Magic on Sunday night, the Miami forward said his internal smack talk had something to do with it, the Miami Sun Sentinel reports.

"Somebody said I wasn't talking to myself when we played in Chicago," Bosh said of a recent 3-for-15 showing in a loss to the Bulls. "…I have conversations all day in a non-crazy way."

Bosh told the paper that the talking helps bring out his "naturally aggressive" side and that's something that helps take his game to the next level.

"It's kind of a weird thing," Bosh said, perhaps understating things a bit. "People just tell me that I play better when I'm aggressive and I'm angry, so to speak. It's just a thing, whatever gets me into the game. That gets me into the game. If I'm talking, it means I'm challenging myself as the game goes on. I'm in my own ear."

It's something that Bosh's teammates have certainly caught on to.

"I get it because I talk to myself sometimes," Dwyane Wade said, according to the Sun Sentinel. "But he's a little more disrespectful himself. I love it when he's talking to himself because that means he's into it."

It worked for Bosh and the Heat on Sunday night, as he scored 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting in a 91-81 win over the Magic.

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