Report: Chris Bosh and Paul Pierce among nominees for 2021 Hall of Fame class

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Chris Bosh has once again been nominated for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, highlighting a number of former stars looking for their name to be called in the 2021 class.

The former Miami Heat forward and 11-time All-Star who won two NBA championships was previously nominated but not elected into the 2020 class, which included the likes of Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.

First-time nominee and Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce will get his first crack at this tremendous honor as well.

Bosh’s numbers speak for themselves, as he averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game throughout his 13-year career.

He was selected fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2003 NBA Draft and spent his first seven seasons there before joining the Heat in 2010 alongside LeBron James.

Blood clots cut Bosh’s time in Miami short, forcing him to retire following the 2015-16 season after a prolific career.

With Bosh’s famed No. 1 jersey being retired by the Heat in 2019, it’ll be interesting to see if his accolades will be recognized on a national stage.

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Nick is a freelance writer for Heat Nation and devoted NBA fan. Growing up in Detroit, he lived Pistons basketball and to this day remembers the ’06 Dwayne Wade & Shaq Heat team that ended their Eastern Conference reign. With the Pistons far away from being title contenders, he adopted the Heat as his 2020 bubble team and was not disappointed. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism and currently resides in Los Angeles.