Chris Bosh: Heat Doctors Said His Career Was ‘Probably Over’

by September 21, 2016
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According to Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat’s team doctors wrote off his NBA career after multiple blood clots were discovered in his calf back in February.

Bosh, 32, was forced to sit out the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign.

The All-Star forward, despite his frustration with the organization, is determined to play this season (he’s owed about $76 million for the next three years whether he suits up or not.)

Per the AP:

“They told me that my season’s over. My career is probably over. This just happened, this is just how it is,” Bosh said. “I felt right away that I was written off. … If a doctor tells me, ‘Hey, that’s it and this is how it is’ and I don’t buy that, I think that I have the right to disagree with you. I know inside me I have a lot of talent and a lot of ability. And I have it. I know it have it.”

 

Bosh made those revelations in a video released to former Heat teammate LeBron James’ “Uninterrupted” digital platform. It’s the second time Bosh has spoken about his saga with that platform, after a long podcast last week. Bosh also said he would be interviewed later Wednesday by James’ longtime manager Maverick Carter, that discussion scheduled to be streamed live on Facebook. […] The video, called “Rebuilt,” is a documentary chronicling what Bosh has gone through with his clot issues in each of the last two seasons.

 

“Wasn’t a matter of if I was going to play again, but when,” Bosh said in the video. “So we took the bull by the horns.” […] Bosh has been back in Miami for several days after spending some of his summer in Los Angeles, and it’s still unknown if he will be cleared for training camp that starts in the Bahamas next week.