Chris Bosh Hasn’t Given Up On Comeback

Chris Bosh still wants to return to the NBA, but he realizes the clock is rapidly ticking on that dream, writes Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports.

Bosh, 34, hasn’t played since doctors discovered a return of blood clots midway through the 2015/16 season. The 11-time All-Star sees the upcoming season as his last shot to get back into the league.

“Yeah, it’s still on my mind,” Bosh said. “Obviously, if it doesn’t happen by February, I’m not stupid, but yeah, I’m still looking forward to that. I’m still trying to overcome that hump and trying to get something going. I’m looking forward to the challenge. I know I can still play some ball and be a 3-and-D guy for somebody out there.”

Bosh tried to return to the Heat in 2016, but failed a physical prior to training camp. Doctors were concerned about his ability to perform while taking medication to ward off the blood clots and the potential dangers if he were to suffer a cut during a game while on blood thinners. Bosh says he has consulted with enough doctors to make him confident that he can safely return to playing.

Based on Bosh’s condition after the failed physical, Miami was able to successfully petition the NBA to get the $52.1MM remaining on his contract removed from its salary cap.

In the time he has been away, Bosh believes the game has changed to make his skills more valuable than ever. As a big man who can space the floor, he hopes to fill the same role with a contender that he did when the Heat reached the NBA Finals in four straight years.

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10 thoughts on “Chris Bosh Hasn’t Given Up On Comeback

  1. TheChanceyColborn

    The man was always special to watch, even before he went to Miami. He’s got that passion for the game, and that is pretty inspiring. Good luck getting back on the court.

  2. Dionis

    LeBron can thank Bosh for that second ring since he got that rebound and made the pass to Allen.

      • Rex_Chestington

        Or they can all put their ego to the side and understand that basketball is a team sport and nobody is winning a ring by themselves.

  3. Would be great to see CB4 back in the league, I hope the doctors stop messing & they let him play. Lakers sounds like a good team for him.

    • Jim Bernstein

      The physicians are not “messing with him”, they are trying to keep him alive. The NBA would be irresponsible to let Bosh play again.

  4. I find it difficult to believe Bosh can be a good 3-and-D player now, considering he was never that good at either of those things before.

    • Exactly correct. He had been slowing down and his game was deteriorating his last couple years before even sitting out a few years.

      Absolutely zero chance he plays another NBA minute.

      Great career Big Time Champion with rings but all these guys think coming back after sitting out a couple years it’s so easy but it’s almost impossible.

      You can rattle off a bunch of names of guys that wanted to come back, even All Star players, but it’s over.

    • formerlyz

      Rofl. Bosh was an elite defender at his position his last few years. He could guard 2-5 and could also guard PGs on the perimeter, and protect the rim

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