Chris Bosh‘s camp is frustrated with the Heat’s handling of his current situation, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. As Jackson writes, that frustration is one reason why Bosh has gone on a “social media blitz” this week showing videos and photos of him on the court and working out.
The Heat have yet to indicate one way or the other whether Bosh, who has dealt with blood clots in recent years, will be medically cleared by team doctors to return to action this year. The veteran big man clearly believes he’s capable of continuing his career, and recent social media posts that show him in action may be putting some public pressure on Miami as the team mulls its decision.
If Bosh doesn’t play in a regular-season game by February 9, the Heat could have the option of removing his contract from their cap. However, in order for the Heat to gain that cap relief, a doctor jointly selected by the NBA and the NBPA would have to agree that Bosh’s condition “is career-ending, or severe enough to put him at risk if he continues playing.”
As Jackson observes, Bosh wouldn’t agree with that assessment and recent social media posts by the 32-year-old and his wife are sending a message that the Heat will be in for a fight if they choose to go down that road. If it reaches that point, Bosh’s camp and the players’ union would likely oppose any doctors who would say he couldn’t play.
For now, the Heat and Bosh remain at an impasse, but with training camp and the preseason fast approaching, decisions will have to be made soon.