Sad news recently broke today about Chris Bosh. Back in 2015, Chris Bosh was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and leg and ended up missing significant time due to it. The injury didn’t seem to be career-ending and there were even rumors of him returning next season, but sadly Bosh was never able to fully recover as the injury has now been announced as career ending. Chris Bosh’s lengthy 15-year career is now over.
Bosh was diagnosed with the blood clot after the 2015 NBA All-Star game. After he was admitted into the hospital, he was out for the remainder of the season. The next year, Bosh returned for the Miami Heat’s season opener against the Charlotte Hornets. Bosh then suffered a blood clot in his leg, causing him to miss the rest of the season after the all-star break. In September of 2016, Chris Bosh failed his team physical and was not allowed to play. Bosh would then continue to receive blood clots, all leading to his eventual career-ending injury.
The Miami Heat were luckily able to let Chris Bosh retire without him taking up any salary cap for the 2017-18 NBA season, allowing them to leave on good terms without Bosh affecting the team that much.
The former 4th overall pick was a dominant force in the NBA when playing for the Toronto Raptors and even during his tenure with the Miami Heat. It’s unfortunate to see the 11-time all-star and 2-time NBA champ’s career to end this way. He will retire as both a Raptor and Heat legend. Now that Chris Bosh has retired, his next destination is none other than the NBA Hall of Fame.
Thank you, Chris Bosh, for years of domination, and for being one of the best power forwards of this generation, it was an honor watching you play, and best wishes to you in the future.