The Miami Heat center Chris Bosh, who missed the rest of the 2016 NBA playoffs, might have never been returning to the court due to his mysterious condition.
Bosh has missed every game since the All-Star break while dealing with the recurrence of a blood clot. He insisted on returning to the playoffs but the Heat management did not allow him.
During the playoff period where he was unable to play, Chris Bosh stood by the side of the Miami Heat giving support and advises to his teammates. However, the Miami Heat failed to enter the Eastern Conference finals after the Toronto Raptors emerged victorious in the Game 7 of the playoff series.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN:
“Between now and this fall, Bosh and the Heat are going to have to reach a decision about what to do about his future. And there may end up being a complex and gut-wrenching disconnect between heart and mind.
There is a fear within the Heat organization that Bosh’s condition will prevent him from ever being cleared to play by team doctors, several sources said. It’s a result of exhaustive consultations with specialists. Something this big and delicate, the sides have gone deep attempting to understand all the options.
It’s forced everyone to face the possibility of Bosh ultimately being forced into a medical retirement. […]
The Heat have had two seasons derailed because of Bosh’s medical issues. If their doctors don’t think he can be cleared to play, the team has to protect itself from having the turn of events affect not only Bosh’s personal health but also the health of the team.”
Chris Bosh is undeniably a big loss for the Miami Heat especially in their playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. His dominance under the basket and scoring performance is something that no other Heat player can replace.
Bosh’s former teammate, LeBron James, also expressed his sentiments for his friend’s condition. James knew how disappointing it was for Bosh not to help his team battle in the playoffs. However, he said that Bosh must focus first on his health and his family before returning to the court.
“But I think his health and his family is the most important thing. Basketball is a huge part of our lives, and, obviously, he wants to be on the floor. But as a friend I want him to be as healthy as possible, and hopefully, we can see him back out there, next season.” James said via The Score.
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