*New Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was reportedly greeted with a smattering of jeers during his appearance at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday to ring the opening bell.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six, some traders on the floor insisted the 26-year-old should have joined the New York Knicks instead of signing a six-year, $110 million deal with the Heat alongside newcomers LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Bosh rang the bell to promote his work with After-School All-Stars, which provides after-school activities to children across the US. His Heat teammates James and Mike Miller are already involved in the charity and donate $20 for every rebound they make.
But as Bosh toured the floor, one trader heckled him, “It would have been a madhouse in here had you signed with the Knicks.” Another said, “Come back in 2016.” Even a security guard got into the act, telling him: “Forget Miami, New York is where it’s at.”
Bosh, who’s finishing a week’s visit to New York that included a trip to the Hamptons, told Page Six, “About 600 people have told me I should have signed with the Knicks.”