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|Chris Bosh's recent tour of L.A. included the red carpet at the ESPY Awards, a movie premier and the royal treatment at exclusive clubs.|
"I'm trying to explore different avenues," Bosh said. "There is so much available to me now and I'm just trying to see what's out there, really. There's nothing really complicated about it. This all happened at a certain time and I'm trying to be more social with different guys in different cities." It's a stark contrast to the Bosh I first met when he entered the league seven years ago out of Georgia Tech. Back then Bosh was just trying to figure out how to survive in Canada. When we spoke, there was a blizzard taking place in Toronto and the more I spoke to him the more I saw him as a bookworm (he wore a plaid shirt tucked into his jeans and had his cell phone attached to his hip) than an NBA player worried about his image. "I always wanted to be a graphic designer," he told me at the time. "I wanted to get into web design and multimedia. I still get intrigued when I look at different websites and wonder what kind of code they put in. I'm into all kinds of technology. When I was in school my favorite subject was math. I took algebra, calculus. I just loved breaking the codes and solving problems." Bosh's love for technology (he was one of the first athletes to take advantage of Twitter and YouTube) and curiosity haven't changed even though his wardrobe has been upgraded significantly. Bosh invited an investment banker he met the night before while bowling, because he wanted to learn more about the stock market and know what books he should read to become well-versed in the field.
|Bosh prepared for the Miami scene by soaking up the spotlight at the ESPYs in L.A.|