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Chris Bosh still not closing door on NBA career

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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.

Report: Chris Bosh’s mother a suspect in drug sting

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Chris Bosh’s mother Freida is a suspect in a drug trafficking raid that took place on Friday morning, according to a report.

TMZ Sports reports that DeSoto Police in Texas raided a home Friday morning that they suspect was being used to traffic drugs. TMZ says Bosh’s mother was named on the search warrant as a suspect in the trafficking operation. They say the home is owned by Chris, though they don’t believe the 11-time NBA All-Star has anything to do with the alleged drug operation.

According to TMZ’s report, evidence was seized from the home, including “a large amount of drug paraphernalia was recovered consistent with narcotics trafficking.”

Officials reportedly believe crack cocaine and heroin were being trafficked through the home.

Bosh’s mother has served as the CEO of the Chris Bosh Foundation in the past.

Bosh has not played in the NBA since the 2015-2016 season. He and the Miami Heat were in a difficult spot over his blood clots, and the team ended up waiving him due to his medical condition.

In May, Bosh and his wife were sued by an adult film company over a mansion rental.

Chris Bosh thinks LeBron James and Kyrie Irving should ‘work it out’

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One of LeBron James’ prominent former teammates is giving his two cents on James’ drama with a prominent current teammate.

In a quick chat with TMZ this week, ex-Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh was asked about the James-Kyrie Irving beef and replied that the two should “work it out.” Bosh was then asked if he respects Irving’s decision to carve his own path, to which he said, “Absolutely. That’s what we all want, right?”

Bosh was teammates with James on the Heat for four seasons from 2010 to 2014, making four consecutive NBA Finals and winning two championships. As such, he has a good idea of where Irving is coming from, having made three straight Finals and winning one title in three seasons playing alongside James.

It’s clear the James-Irving relationship is not pretty right now. But Bosh, who knows something about mending fences, seems to think it’s still salvageable.

Heat to retire Chris Bosh’s jersey

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The Chris Bosh-Miami Heat split wasn’t exactly the most amicable, but now it finally appears to have reached a happy ending of sorts.

The Heat and president Pat Riley announced on Tuesday that Bosh has officially been waived by the team and that his No. 1 jersey will be retired.

Bosh, the 11-time All-Star, played six years for the Heat and was instrumental to their four consecutive NBA Finals appearances from 2011 to 2014 and back-to-back championships. But his blood-clotting condition put his playing career to an abrupt halt and triggered an icy saga between Bosh and the Heat.

The two sides are said to have mended their relationship in recent months however, and they reached a special parting agreement not long after that where Bosh’s salary would come off the books completely. Now that the whole ordeal has drawn to a close, the Heat are finally and rightfully free to honor one of the most important players in franchise history in appropriate fashion.

Report: Miami Heat officially get Chris Bosh’s contract cleared from salary cap

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The Miami Heat may be big players in free agency this summer.

The Heat officially received word from the NBA that the hold for Chris Bosh’s salary can be removed from their salary cap, according to the Miami Herald. It was reported last week that the sides had resolved the situation, but now reports say the Heat officially were told by the NBA about the deal going through.

The Heat will have to pay out the remaining $52 million owed to Bosh, but the money won’t count against their salary cap for the next two seasons. The team should have about $38 million of salary cap space this summer.

Now if Bosh does get medically cleared to play for another team, the Heat won’t have to worry about the money counting against their cap, whereas that previously was a concern. The Heat reportedly won’t release Bosh until they need to make a roster move.

The Herald’s Barry Jackson says Bosh is relocating to Los Angeles now that his situation is resolved.

Report: Chris Bosh, Heat close to resolving situation

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The long-standing conflict between the Miami Heat and Chris Bosh reportedly is close to being resolved.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reports that the Heat, NBA and NBAPA are working on a deal that would allow Bosh to receive the full payout of the remaining $53.1 million he is owed on his current contract with the Heat without having the money count against Miami’s salary cap.

Bosh was signed to a max deal in 2014, but blood clots caused him to miss the second half of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons. He then failed his physical for the Heat prior to the current season and ended up not playing the whole year.

The sides have been at odds because Bosh has shown an interest in playing, while the Heat didn’t want him to play because they didn’t want his salary to count against their salary cap. A new deal would bridge parts of the previous CBA with the new one, per Winderman.

If such a deal is to be reached between the sides, it would theoretically make Miami more of a player in free agency and help accelerate their rebuilding process. The Heat have $93 million committed for next season, with Bosh’s salary accounting for over $25 million of that amount. Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside are taking up about $40 million next season as well.

As recently as April, Bosh said he wanted to continue his NBA career. He turned 33 years old in March.

Chris Bosh sued by adult film company that rented his mansion

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Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is being sued by an adult film company. Don’t worry, it’s not what you think.

According to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Bosh and his wife Adrienne are being sued by the creators of the adult film company X-Art over the condition of the couple’s mansion. Colette and Brigham Field, who run X-Art, claim they rented the mansion in Dec. 2016 and put down $138,000, which included the first month’s rent and a security deposit. Apparently the 10,755-square foot Pacific Palisades home was in terrible condition.

The lawsuit states that Bosh’s home was filled with mold, plumbing issues and rat feces. The Fields claim they “had to seek medical assistance for sickness and rashes that they suffered from the time when the mold could be seen and smelled.” They also stated that they tried to get their $92,000 security deposit back, but Bosh refused and has since let other people move into the home. The Fields are now demanding the $92,000 back plus unspecified damages.

Oh, and as a side note, the internet access was horrible. You can’t film a good smut scene without Wi-Fi in this day and age, right?

Bosh, who has not appeared in an NBA game since early last year due to a blot clot condition, has dealt with a lot of drama in recent months. Though, it sounds like things between him and the team improved a bit recently. Apparently his lawyers have their hands full on and off the court.

Chris Bosh, Heat have reportedly mended their relationship

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Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat finally appear to be arriving at a point of closure with one another.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported on Thursday that the Heat organization “has mended its relationship with Bosh in recent weeks, with direct contact between Bosh and the top of the organization.”

Bosh, who has been with the Heat since 2010 and was a centerpiece of the Big Three era that brought home back-to-back NBA championships in 2012 and 2013, has been in a virtual stalemate with the team for many months now due to the blood clotting condition that has kept him off the court for over a year and counting. While still technically under max contract with the Heat, the 11-time All-Star failed a physical before the 2016-17 season. That led to team president Pat Riley declaring Bosh’s career in Miami essentially finished and the bad blood spilling over between the two sides.

But Riley took on a much more conciliatory tone when speaking about Bosh at his year-end press conference last month, which may have been a precursor to the two camps ultimately clearing the air. Bosh is still entertaining the idea of a return to the NBA at some point, but now it sounds like the Heat can finally release him and give him the freedom to potentially pursue that opportunity elsewhere with no hard feelings on either side.

Pat Riley: Heat have spoken with Chris Bosh about resolving situation

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Could the Miami Heat finally be heading towards an amicable solution to Chris Bosh’s status on the roster?

Team president Pat Riley said Wednesday that the team has been in discussions with Bosh, who has not played in over a year due to concerns over blood clots, about finding a solution to his contract.

The fact that the two sides are in contact is a step up, given that they weren’t talking for a good part of the season. Bosh wants to play again and probably realizes that to do so, he’s going to have to find a solution with Miami to get him out of his contract, or at least traded elsewhere.

Chris Bosh still wants to return to NBA

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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.