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Miami Heat center Chris Bosh has insisted that new Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love will find the process of adjusting to playing alongside LeBron James frustrating.
After spending four years playing a lead role in the support cast for James with the Heat, Bosh will start a new challenge this coming season after signing a new contract.
However, his decision to play a lesser role ultimately paid off as he won two championships and went to four consecutive NBA Finals as he played a key role in building a legacy in Miami.
Nevertheless, Bosh has warned Love that it is not an easy thing to do and even over time, the decision to limit your own game in order to allow a team-mate to flourish remains difficult throughout.
“It’s going to be very difficult for him,” Bosh said of Love’s new task.
“Even if I was in his corner and I was able to tell him what to expect and what to do, it still doesn’t make any difference. You still have to go through things, you still have to figure out things on your own. It’s extremely difficult and extremely frustrating. He’s going to have to deal with that.”
Love and Bosh are the only two players to average 24 points and 10 rebounds per game in a season in the last eight years, and the former will likely take a lot from his rival in order to learn how to excel alongside James.
However, with Kyrie Irving also added to the mix, there are still question marks over how quickly the Cavaliers will be able to gel with one another.
While the franchise is considered the favourites for the championship this season, experts still have reservations over how the ‘Big Three’ will settle while also questioning whether or not Cleveland have the defense to go all the way.
Those are questions that will be answered during the course of the season, but Love in particular has been warned that it isn’t all smooth sailing when featuring on the same team as the best player in the game.