On Friday, we learned that Miami Heat PF/C Chris Bosh had failed the team's physical, and would be unable to start the season when training camp begins, however we didn't know what that meant for Chris long term and what it means for the Heat. This morning we have learned that Chris's time with the Miami Heat is likely over, as Pat Riley told reporters Monday that Bosh's Heat career is "likely over" and the team is no longer pursuing his return. As far as the rest of Bosh's career, Riley said, "that's up to him".
Bosh, 32, has missed the second half of the last two seasons with Blood Clots, and the Miami Heat have aired on the side of caution from the jump, and it looks that they have come to a tipping point with Chris' health, and are now completely leaving his future in his own hands.
Bosh was drafted in the '03 draft class that had the likes of Lebron, D-Wade, and Melo, and has consistently been a star since he arrived in the league. He played his first 7 NBA seasons in Toronto for the Raptors, before landing in Miami for the last 6, winning two titles and being a huge part of the Heat's "Big 3". Bosh has career number of 19.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg, along with 2 assists and a block per game. He is an 11-time All-Star, and is a likely future Hall of Famer, even if his NBA journey does end here. Bosh has been at the center of media attention since he arrived in Miami as part of the Big 3, and was at times a very strange, weird individual on camera, but he was a great teammate, is a great person on and off the court doing tremendous work with the community, and above all a dominant basketball player who at times was taken for granted.
Bosh needs to get healthy and focus on his life outside of basketball for the time being, because if this is the end of his NBA road, I can guarantee there are plenty of doors opening up for Chris elsewhere.