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What NBA All-Star Chris Bosh Can’t Live Without

Photo: Courtesy of Chris Bosh

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked former Miami Heat basketball player Chris Bosh about the Nike sneakers, Fender guitar, noise-canceling sleepbuds he can’t live without.

Those little toothpicks with the floss on them, I always have those on me. I have a thing with food getting stuck in my teeth — those things come in handy. Oral B is solid.

You know, they’re a classic. I’ve got three pairs: black and white, white and red, and blue and white. I’m a dad, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to start wearing loafers all the time. I’m a sneaker guy. But you can dress these up or down. And they’re comfortable — no-frills, nothing crazy, super-simple — you just can put them on and go. Plus they’re recognizable — they bring back memories for people.

He’s a phenomenal author, I’ve read plenty of his books. The title is kind of self-explanatory, but it’s pretty much about not running away from obstacles on the way to your goal. He talks about embracing the difficulties, because it’s an inevitable part of the process — they’re going to happen anyway, and it will actually get you closer to your goals. Our coach Erik Spoelstra actually gifted it to the team one year. I said: Yeah, coach, you’re late, I’ve read it already. It’s not a crazy thick book, but it’s great food for thought. The standpoint is just, like, Hey, you know, get these problems out of the way so you can get to your goals.