Chris Bosh was often overshadowed by bigger names during a career which was cut short just as he threatened to break loose. But his excellence was recognised with induction to the Hall of Fame in 2021.
Drafted fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors in 2003 - behind LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade - the Dallas-born power forward had to regularly play out of position at center and try to cope with bigger men in the paint.
The following year, he took on the mantle of team leader when Vince Carter, the man responsible for the 'Dunk of Death' at Sydney 2000, left the franchise.
He had his first of 11 consecutive All-Star picks in 2006 and won bronze with Team USA at the World Championships before missing the 2007 FIBA Americas Championships due to a foot injury.
But he was back for Beijing and more than played his part surrounded by his more celebrated teammates, filling in again at center on occasion.
Bosh averaged 9.1 points and a team-leading 6.1 rebounds across the eight games, grabbing a joint-game-high seven boards in the gold-medal game.
“"I eventually came to appreciate the great career that I had as opposed to sulking about my fixation on how it should have been."”
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