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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Chris Bosh still not closing door on NBA career

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh is still not ready to call it quits on his playing career.

In a recent appearance on “The Full 48” podcast with Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, the former Miami Heat big man said that he is still holding out hope for a return to the NBA.

“That’s still there in front of me,” said Bosh, per Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post. “The window is still open. Once I close the doors, it’s closed. I don’t open it back up. That’s kind of me as a human being.

“But yeah, for me, I don’t close anything until I’m officially done,” he added. “So until that day, I’ll definitely let everybody know when that day comes, if it comes soon. I still, of course, work out and everything, still doing work on the court. That’s very important to me. I’m still keeping my options open for the future. I know a lot of people don’t know that, but don’t write me off just yet.”

The 33-year-old Bosh, whose Hall of Fame-caliber resume includes two championships, 11 All-Star appearances, and an All-NBA selection, last played in February 2016, though his name appeared in headlines for bad reasons this week. He was officially waived by the Heat last June after an NBA doctor ruled that Bosh’s blood-clotting issues were indeed career-ending.

Given his condition, the health risks of Bosh continuing to pursue an NBA career go without saying. But he has always remained vocal about his desire to keep playing, even if he has been engaging in other basketball-related pursuits since he last saw the court.

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