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Bosh Still Channeling Gilbert

I thought Chris Mannix's SI story praising the hell out of Chris Bosh for his quirkiness and YouTube skills was fine enough, although I found it stunning that Gilbert Arenas wasn't mentioned once as the prototype. The best part of the piece:

For a high school project Bosh once made a mock commercial for Spoape, a fictional sponge filled with soap. And in his only year at Georgia Tech, he reenacted D'Angelo's music video for Untitled (How Does It Feel) for kicks. In case you forgot, that's the one in which the R&B singer stands in front of the camera singing while, by all appearances, completely naked. "He didn't strip all the way down," Bosh's brother, Joel, says of Chris's version. "Just the shirt. But he was twirling around the living room." (Says Chris, "No, he did not tell you that.")

Anyhow, the story talked about the dawn of CBTV, a Bosh-produced YouTube channel, and the early results are enough for The Big Lead to proclaim Bosh "totally the Gilbert Arenas of 2008." Ball Don't Lie says it's "gold. Just gold." I'm still not convinced this can compare with a talking lobster and a Black President speech, but it's certainly something.

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 12, 2008; 12:04 PM ET
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