NBA legend Chris Bosh has joined Gen.G esports as the official player management advisor. Bosh plans to bring his experience in sports to esports: leadership, communication, teamwork, championship ideals, dealing with pressure and off-the-court issues. He will work with the players and coaching staffs of all of Gen G's teams: League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch and PUBG.
We’re excited to announce @chrisbosh as the official player management advisor for #GenG! We look forward to the experience & insight he can offer us coming as a NBA legend & a multi-time champion! Click the link below to read more!🔗: https://t.co/0rmGy7v7ZD#WeAreGenG— Gen.G esports (@GenG) October 10, 2018
After a tough, premature transition from being an NBA player, Bosh looked into other things he likes to keep busy. Being a gamer himself, he also looked into esports. Bosh developed a relationship with Gen.G co-founder and vice chairman Phillip Hyun and ended up involved in the team.
That’s one thing I’m looking forward to bringing to the guys because it is a team sport. What’s best for the team? That’s a whole different mentality. I had to do what’s best for the team. I couldn’t come to (Heat coach) Erik Spoelstra and say, ‘Hey man, I can average 20 and 10.’ That’s not more important than the team. How about you average 15 and 8 and win a championship?
That message has to be delivered to young guys because they equate success with numbers especially now in the data age. We need to make sure we keep the team concept, the core values intact so we can become champions over and over again.
Bosh’s NBA career came to a halt after his second blood clot diagnosis in 2016. The first blood clot, which traveled to his lung, was discovered in 2015. He hasn’t played a game since just before the All-Star break in 2016. He won two championships with Miami Heat, was named in 11 All-Star teams, and is an Olympic gold medalist.