Monday , Dec , 31 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Chris Bosh All-Star Game Infomercial: Voting For Toronto Raptor “Easy As Cow Tipping”

I often laugh at NBA players promoting their individual achievements in interviews. Their shameless third person references are comical. Fourth person references (when a player publicly refers to himself by his nickname) are even funnier …


Chris Bosh All-Star Game Infomercial: Voting For Toronto RaptorI often laugh at NBA players promoting their individual achievements in interviews. Their shameless third person references are comical. Fourth person references (when a player publicly refers to himself by his nickname) are even funnier.

However, I never begrudge a player for selling himself. The NBA is a business; getting money drives the league. And players have a limited window to maximize on and off-court earnings. 

Some players deserve credit for getting creative when plugging their skill and celebrity. Shaquille O’Neal took nicknames to another level, while Gilbert Arenas pioneered the athlete-blog.

Chris Bosh also deserves credit. Toronto’s forward started last year’s All-Star game. This year, Bosh dusted off his acting chops and produced an infomercial spoof, asking fans to vote for him to attend the 2007-08 mid-season classic in New Orleans.  After all, “voting is easy as cow tipping“, right Chris?

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