When the talk is about the tallest professional basketball players of our time, Chris Bosh should top the list, he stands at a staggering 6 feet 11 inches tall. Participating in competitions and earning titles since his days in high school resulted in him abandoning his studies to join the Toronto Raptors after his NBA draft. Chris won even more titles at Toronto, notable among them is Player of the Week which he bagged nine times, he made a one-time Player of the Month and for eleven good times, he was named NBA All-Star.
The famed basketball player is also an Olympic gold medalist, Chris Bosh left the Raptors as the club’s all-time leader in all its key statistical categories – he made the records as one among the league’s three players who achieved the milestone of 10,000 points in addition to 4,500 rebounds with 600 blocks in a total of seven seasons with the Raptors. Following his exit from Toronto, he signed on with Miami Heat but was later signed off by the organization as a result of recurring injuries. However, he played seven years with the team before he left.
Chris Bosh’s Bio (Age)
Chris Bosh parents are Freida and Noel Bosh, he was born in Dallas, Texas, the United States on the 24th of March 1984. The basketball star spent his formative years in Hutchins, Texas alongside his brother Joel Bosh with whom he often practiced basketball at home. By age 4, Chris was always at a gym where his father played pick-up games learning how to dribble with basketball. His height advantage placed him in a good position to out-rebound the people who played with him.
Chris Bosh only started to take the game seriously during his fourth grade when he began to learn at a playing ground very close to his grandma’s house. Away from basketball, the young Chris also played a lot of baseball as a 1st baseman till high school. Growing up, the basketball champion named his mom and dad as the biggest influence he had in life and considers National Football Association legend Kevin Garnett as his favorite athlete, modeling his style of play after him.
Chris Bosh excelled in school, but he started to gain public attention after he led Lincoln High School Dallas to the #1 ranking in the country as well as the USA Today National Championship, coming out with a perfect 40–0 season. The teenage Chris went ahead to lead his school to win the Class 4A state title racking up a total of 23 points, 9 blocks as well as 17 rebounds.
Subsequently, he got the titles of High School Player of the Year by Basketball America, Parade, McDonald’s and EA Sports named him a first-team All-American, In Texas, he was named Powerade Player of the Year, SLAM Magazine and USA Today named him a second-team all-American, The young Chris Bosh received the title of a first-team all-state player; and “Mr. Basketball from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches in Texas.
With his excellent combination of basketball skills as well as grades, his name appeared on several colleges’ recruiting list. Although serious attempts were made by the University of Memphis and the University of Florida, it was the coach of Georgia Tech, Paul Hewit who made the best impression on the young star. According to Chris, he had a strong belief that Hewit will look out for his best interest as well as respect his aspirations to play basketball as a professional. Besides, the teenage player was highly impressed by Georgia Tech’s transition offense.
Chris Bosh’s Family – Mom, Wife, and Kids
Chris Bosh is a family oriented man, his mum has been identified as Freida, his dad as Noel and his younger brother as Joel. The popular basketball player is doing well at the matrimonial front. He tied the connubial knot with Adrienne Williams since July 2011 and the duo has been living together since. Besides, their union has been cemented by the birth of their four children namely Dylan, Jackson, and Lennox who are the boys and a girl named Phoenix. The basketball star also has a second daughter named Trinity from his relationship with Allison Mathis. Chris was involved in a paternity lawsuit in 2009 when his ex-girlfriend tried to get sole custody of Trinity.
The basketball player stands at a gigantic height of 6 feet 11 inches or 2.11 m and weighs 107 kg or 235 lbs. He is obviously of athletic build with black hair and eyes that are brown in color.
Chris Bosh earns an annual income of $23.7 million. His huge endorsement deals and fat annual salary have combined to give him a net worth of $50 million. He launched the Chris Bosh Foundation – a charity organization charged with the responsibility of assisting young people in athletics and academics both in Dallas and Toronto.