NBA News: Chris Bosh will return to playing basketball says former teammate

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Chris Bosh is still capable of returning to playing in the NBA, according to former teammate James Jones. An NBA veteran like Bosh, Jones said that the big man would try to find his way back to basketball despite the risk of the blood clot issues he has in his overall health.

“Chris will play again. I’ve always said there’s something about that group in Miami. Every single guy down there, in a unique fashion, had overbearing, overwhelming desire to succeed. We did some special things down there namely because those guys (Wade and Bosh) willed their way to it,” Jones said to Basketball Insiders.

“From a health perspective, I know [Chris] will do everything in his power and medicine these days is amazing. He’ll find a way to get back. No way will he allow the game to be taken away from him for a medical reason.”

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Jones added that Bosh would be “methodical” and “patient” as there are long-term health risks if he makes an NBA comeback.

“We’re all pulling for him because this is a brotherhood. Not only because this is the NBA but by playing on a team like that, it’s a brotherhood, and you always want to see your brother’s dreams and legacies fulfilled,” Jones added.

Bosh averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game when he played in 53 games for the Miami Heat last season. The blood clot issues forced him out and the Heat did not clear him back for a return this season.

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There are also reports of a rift between Bosh and the Heat and Miami won’t be bringing him back even if doctors clear him to play. Chris Bosh has been mentioned in NBA rumors linking him to various teams like the Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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