Chris Bosh Diagnosed with Career-Ending Illness
We have not seen Chris Bosh in the NBA for a while.
Although recently, it seemed like the chances of a Chris Bosh return were looking up. With the Heat and Bosh working on a mutual parting, it seemed like the multiple-time NBA champion was healthy and ready to move on with his pro basketball career. In fact about a week ago, there was talk around the league of teams potentially gambling on the former All-Star.
All that has come crashing down and any hope that Bosh may have had of a return have been dashed.
According to league source, NBA doctor has ruled Chris Bosh to have a career-ending illness. Will allow Heat to clear Bosh's cap space.
— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) June 2, 2017
According the a medical review by NBA doctors, Bosh has been diagnosed with a career-ending illness, which will sadly force him to move on from professional basketball. The Heat have placed Bosh on waivers, which would allow them to clear approximately $37-million in cap space for this summer.
Chris Bosh is still due to make $25.3-million next season as well as $26.8-million in the 2018-19 season as part of the five-year contract he originally signed with the franchise back in 2014.
If Bosh ever wants to try playing again, this will be the process he will need to undergo.
Here’s what Chris Bosh now faces if he ever wants to return to the NBA again (per the rules of the new CBA): pic.twitter.com/3Dk04Eyg1d
— Albert Nahmad (@AlbertNahmad) June 2, 2017
The 33-year old has spent 13-seasons in the NBA, in which he has won two NBA championships as a part of the Heat, was named to 11 All-Star teams, and has averaged 19.2-points and 8.5-rebounds per game throughout his career.
At the end of the day, health comes first and we wish Bosh nothing but the best!