Chris Bosh Plotting NBA Return: "I'm Not Done Yet"
Chris Bosh has not played in the NBA since the 2015-16 season due to a blood clot in his calf, but he isn't ready to retire just yet. The former All-Star forward made an appearance on ESPN's First Take today and declared that he can still play ball.
Bosh, 33, was initially forced out action in February 2015 after a blood clot was found in his lungs. He missed the remainder the season only to return in 2016 as an All-Star but another blood clot surfaced in his calf shortly thereafter and he hasn't been in the league since.
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During today's episode First Take, Bosh said, "I've been in the gym. I can still play basketball. No I'm not done yet." When directly asked by Stephen A. Smith if he's trying to make a comeback, Bosh responded, "Yeah, I'm trying to come—man, I see all these guys shooting threes and not playing defense. Man, I mean, I got to get some it."
If Bosh really hopes to return this season for a title contender he'd need to sign with a team by March 1st, which is the deadline for a free-agent to sign with a team and be eligible for the playfs. He was medically waived by the Heat, and removed from their books, in July 2017 because doctors declared his condition career-ending.
The 11-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion boasts career averages 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists.