One cannot help but feel sorry for Chris Bosh and his basketball career that’s going down the drain. His medical concerns surrounding his blood clots have limited him to 44 and 53 games over the past two NBA seasons respectively, and it is possible that he may no longer play for the Heat or any team in the league for that matter going forward.
After tensely awaiting for his medical results to come out for months now, fingers crossed, hopes high, it turns out that he won’t be cleared after all to make a comeback. Despite his public posts of his intensified workouts, training with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James his negative results only means the same thing.
Chris Bosh may never play basketball again.
Following the Chris Bosh news of failed medical results, former teammate and good friend Dwyane Wade calls for Bosh to put family first in accordance with his future decisions.
According to a report by NBC Sports Dwyane Wade shared that he’d been praying for Bosh to play again, but…
“To me, the biggest thing is Chris has five kids and a wife and a family. … I told him focus on that first.” Dwyane Wade said.
“I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t express to him my concerns.”
While the team management may be appreciative of his dedication, and a weakened Miami Heat roster definitely needs him at this point, it is important to acknowledge that there are more important things in life than one’s career. And it isn’t like Bosh is at dire financial straits.
Perhaps this Chris Bosh news should be taken as an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of his labor by spending more time with the people that matter? Retirement isn’t really a bad idea after spending 13 years in the NBA.
Bosh is owed nearly $76 million for the final three seasons of his contract, as per USA Today.
In spite of the odds stacked against him, and with his health on the line due to his life-threatening illness, this negative Chris Bosh news doesn’t seem to stop the power forward from attempting to make his way back in the game.
“Little setbacks happen.” Chris Bosh said in a report by the Sun Sentinel.
“But that doesn’t change my intentions and what I want accomplish. So, I hope you continue to watch. I hope you continue to really just take in my journey and just come along with me, with the ups and the downs. So it’s a down moment right now, but everything’s going to be all right.”
Where does his family factor in all of this? Is it even worth all the risk?
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