Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bosh doubtful for Game 3 after rushing home to pregnant wife

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will probably miss tonight's Game 3 against the New York Knicks after rushing back home to Miami to attend the birth of his first son.

Bosh had been carrying a beeper throughout the NBA first-round series in preparation for the birth of his second child.  The original due date was around the third week of May but a message posted online by his heavily-pregnant wife,  Adrienne Bosh, suggested that the baby boy— the couple's first together— was coming ahead of time, reports The New York Post.

"Thank God for private flights... Hurry home Baby :)" she wrote on instant messaging picture site Instagram, next to a photo of Bosh on a runway walking close to a small plane."

Last week, Bosh had made it clear he would be drop everything to be at his wife's side when the beeper buzzed.

"When it goes off, I'll be ready," he said.  "We'll see what happens, man, just waiting."

The Heat are in New York for Thursday night's Game 3 at Madison Square Garden after back-to-back wins in Miami.  The Heat have a comfortable 2-0 lead over the battered Knicks in the series.

Knicks fans might be breathing a sigh of relief because of the Heat's probable lineup vacancy.  New York is already missing Jeremy Lin and Iman Shumpert to legitimate injuries while Amar'e Stoudemire— who cut his hand by punching a glass-enclosed fire extinguisher after Monday's loss— will be joining them on the bench.

Let's hope Bosh's plane ride home is faster than the stork's.

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