As for Spoelstra imploring Bosh to jump, Battier smiles.
“I believe it can become a habit, but at the same time, it’s instinctual,” he said. “So the habit can become instinctual.
“I always laugh when I hear the coaches say, ‘C.B., jump.’ It doesn’t have the effect that ingrained habits and instincts have.”
Ingrained, inspired or innate, it has been an aspect of Bosh’s game that has been impactful.
“It’s just work ethic really,” he said. “That’s all, just competing on every single play.”