A new era in Houston Rockets basketball has dawned, as Chris Bosh has joined Dwight Howard and James Harden in creating a new, Texas-sized Big Three.
Bosh has just signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Rockets, leaving the Miami Heat after appearing in four straight NBA Finals with the franchise. With LeBron James moving on from South Beach, Bosh quickly followed - moving to the Western Conference for the first time in his eleven-year NBA career.
After being selected fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2003 NBA Draft, Bosh spent seven years in the Great White North. He eclipsed 20 points per game in his last five seasons with the Raptors, before leaving via free agency to join Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in Miami during the summer of 2010.
While Bosh's personal scoring production in Miami didn't quite match up to his time in Toronto, he made the NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team each of his four years on South Beach while also helping to lead the Heat to two NBA titles.
The Rockets are counting on Bosh to bring that championship pedigree with him to a franchise which hasn't appeared in an NBA Finals since winning back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995.