LOS ANGELES -- Chris Bosh looks so relaxed these days.
He's always had that laid-back vibe, but these days, with a NBA crown on his résumé, he's practically glowing.
"That's what happens when you have that weight taken off your shoulders," said Bosh, who helped the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder last week to win the NBA championship. "The weight is off a lot of guys' shoulders. Winning the title was everything for us."
It's been a big week for Bosh: The Heat had their championship parade Monday, teammate LeBron James appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Tuesday, and the Big Three of Bosh, James and Dwyane Wade taped an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Sunday for her Oprah Winfrey Network.
And Thursday night, Bosh, with wife, Adrienne, and friends in tow, appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles. He had the audience rolling, especially when he talked about his trip to Taco Bell.
"I've always been comfortable in interviews. But, with what happened last season, what did we have to talk about?" said Bosh, who has played nine seasons in the NBA and averaged about 20 points a game. "This year was different. It was a big relief for everybody. We really wanted this badly."
Bosh who is still recovering from an abdominal strain, decided Friday that he will not play for the United States in the Summer Olympics in London. Wade already is missing the games to have knee surgery.
"We're still trying to figure everything out," Bosh said on Thursday night. "I might take a short vacation, but I don't know. I don't even want to plan ahead. I'm enjoying what's going on right now."