Miami Heat star power forward Chris Bosh has been ruled out of the rest of the 2016 NBA playoffs due to a medical condition. According to the latest NBA rumors, Bosh may very well be forced to retire from basketball because of an illness related to blood clots.
In the middle of the first-round series matchup between the Heat and the Charlotte Hornets, there was drama surrounding Bosh, who wanted to play in the playoffs. However, Miami’s medical staff won’t clear him that led to a meeting between the player, doctors and Heat president Pat Riley.
“The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh announce that Chris will not be playing in the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. The Heat, Chris, the doctors and medical team have been working together throughout this process and will continue to do so to return Chris to playing basketball as soon as possible,” a statement released by both sides via FOX Sports.
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The 32-year-old big man’s health problems started last season after playing the 2015 All-Star game in New York. He was admitted to a hospital in Miami and doctors found out that he had blood clots in one of his lungs.
Bosh was ruled out for the remainder of the season but returned at the start of this campaign. However, the blood clots returned again before the 2016 All-Star game, this time, it was found in his leg. He was again out for the rest of the season.
Longtime beat writer of the Hear, Ira Winderman, believes that Bosh’s career is over and he may be forced to retire. “I believe Chris Bosh will never play a basketball game again,” Winderman said via Real GM.
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While there are no other details surrounding his condition, Bosh should think carefully about his next move since he has a wife and five children to take care of. He has made hundreds of millions in his career and is already a two-time NBA champion. He is also cemented his legacy as one of the best players of his generation.
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