The Miami Heat have advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, and there’s no telling if Chris Bosh (out of the lineup since mid-February due to blood clots) will suit up or not before the season comes to an end.
The 11-time All-Star wants to play, and is reportedly seeking medical clearance, but the organization is being extra-cautious.
The big fella may even go to the players’ union in order to force the Heat’s hand.
— Adrienne Bosh (@MrsAdrienneBosh) April 26, 2016
Per the Miami Herald:
ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, closer to the Heat than anyone nationally, shed more light on this on his show (Sunday), saying Bosh is considering going to the union to allow him to play. Here’s what Le Batard said to say:
“It’s a super unusual situation. I can’t think of a lot of instances where a sports organization is acting in what appears to be the best interest of the player over their own interests and against the will of the player. From the people I’m talking to, Chris Bosh wants back on the court and now, and the Heat on medical advice are saying absolutely not…. They badly want to get to an Eastern Conference Finals against LeBron (James) and they are telling him, ‘No, you cannot work.’…
“The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh are at a crossroads. There is a conflict here that promises to get a little bit messier. Now I’m hearing the Boshs want so badly on the court that they’re trying to get the union involved. They found a doctor who might be willing to clear him…. For some reason, he thinks he’s good to go and I think it’s because he’s not showing the symptoms he showed the first time.”