While he’s the lesser acknowledged member of the Miami Heat’s ‘Big 3′, that doesn’t stop Chris Bosh from thinking highly of himself and his skills.  In fact he believes he’s a lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Read more after the jump.

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“Hell, yeah, of course. I’ve been a Hall of Famer like four years ago,” the Miami Heat center told FOX Sports Florida after Friday’s 110-88 win over Detroit. “And I say that very serious, though. I’ve talked about it before with my friends.”

Bosh has career averages of 19.7 points and 9.0 rebounds. But something happened with the 10-year veteran Thursday that might have clinched his trip to Springfield.

Bosh, averaging 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, was named to his eighth All-Star Game. The only eligible player in history with eight or more NBA All-Star selections who is not in the Hall is eight-time pick Larry Foust, a center who averaged 13.7 points and 9.8 rebounds from 1950-62.

Bosh has managed to play quite well and still garner respect despite playing alongside two of the best in the game, Lebron James and Dwyane Wade.  At 29-years old he still has plenty of time and likely will get a couple more All-Star considerations and maybe even championship rings.  While we may argue whether he’ll be a Hall of Fame lock in a few years, Bosh thought he was one four year ago…

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