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#pounditTuesday, January 26, 2021

Chris Bosh still wants to return to NBA

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh still refuses to close the book on his NBA career.

The Miami Heat forward, who has not played since Feb. 9, 2016 due to ongoing blood clot concerns, told’s “Larry King Now” that he does not want his NBA career to end this way.

“Yeah, I think so,” Bosh said when asked if he’d ever return to the NBA, via Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. “At heart, I’m still an athlete. That is not how I want it to end.”

Bosh cited his ongoing health issues as “complicated,” and he admitted that he has mixed emotions about not playing.

“I do, but a part of me doesn’t,” Bosh said when asked if he misses playing. “Yeah. I’ve come to enjoy different aspects of life. There’s a lot of life out there. I mean only because as basketball players, we do that, and that’s really it. I’ve enjoyed spending time with my kids, enjoyed spending time with my wife, and just kind of relaxing and working on my mind and my soul.

“It’s been a very interesting time for me, only because I’m used to playing basketball. I’m used to practicing. I’m used to the schedule. That’s kind of what I was born to do. That’s what I’ve been doing my whole life. And over the last year, I have not been able to kind of fall back on that. So it’s forced me to grow in a lot of different ways.”

What is clear is that Bosh’s Heat career is pretty much over, and the team wants to move him on. One can understand why he’s reluctant to call it a career, but unfortunately, his health may not give him any say in how he actually wants it to end.

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