Even After Chris Bosh was waived by the Miami Heat due to blood clots back in 2017, the former All-Star seemed determined to one day retake the court.
Now, it appears as though Bosh has accepted the fact that his playing days are behind him.
On Monday, the two-time champion spoke with Bill Simmons of the “Bill Simmons Podcast” to talk about his new reality.
“That part of my life is over,” he said. “That has been a tough thing to deal with but I’m good, which has taken a long time [for me to accept] … I could have kept playing. But man, that time has passed. I’ve made the decision not to pursue it anymore.”
Bosh admitted that part of the reason why he tried so hard to return to the NBA after the diagnosis derailed his career was because he saw so many players of his skill set succeeding around the league.
It’s interesting to think about, and certainly painful for Heat fans. Bosh was a 6-foot-11 big man who could score from anywhere on the court. He averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in his career and shot 35.9 percent from deep during the final three seasons of his career.
With the changing style over the last several seasons and an emphasis on positionless basketball, it’s quite possible Bosh would have been one of the most dominant big men of the current era.
Still, it’s good to see that he has accepted his fate, no matter how frustrating it may be.
Now that Bosh has accepted that his playing days are over, it should be very exciting to see what he ends up doing next.