Sunday , Apr , 20 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Chris Bosh: Stephen A. Smith ‘Classless’


The comments about the team and the game aren’t what irked Bosh, it was dragging in the name of Bol, a 7-foot-6 beanpole, who was more an oddity than a factor in his career.

"If you have respect for someone, you expect that same respect back," Bosh said yesterday. "If you’re a classless person like that, I mean, I guess that shows how you are, what kind of person you really are.

"If you criticize basketball, criticize the game, criticize the team but don’t do anything personal."

But Bosh said he doesn’t need to use Smith’s comments to get him more motivated for the series against the Orlando Magic. [The Star]