For the first time since getting out of the hospital following treatment for blood clots on a lung, Chris Bosh showed up to the Miami Heat’s gym and gave an impromptu speech.
Bosh thanked Heat fans prior to the 100-90 loss to the visiting Boston Celtics, and the franchise says he’s on track to resume playing ball in September.
Bosh admitted that despite not being afraid for his life, the thought of being forced to retire did briefly cross his mind.
Per the AP:
Bosh is getting closer to recovery and a return to the NBA. The Heat revealed he could be cleared to start regularly exercising later this month, and is scheduled to resume “full basketball activities” in September. […] “All the love and energy has really, really allowed me to be back here,” Bosh said. “Not under the circumstances I want to be, but beggars can’t be choosers. Very happy to be here and I’m doing a lot better.”
Bosh looks normal, but he’s far from his usual self. His physical exertion is strictly limited and he just recently started driving around the block. […] “Do a little bit of walking every day, just trying to get better,” Bosh said. “Just take time to reflect, sit outside and enjoy this beautiful weather and appreciate it.”
“I don’t know why,” Bosh said. “It just didn’t come as a scary thing at the time.” […] (Dwyane) Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, visited with Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, after Saturday’s Heat win over Sacramento game, catching up over red wine and conversation. Adrienne Bosh was the one who talked her husband into finally going to the hospital. […] “She saves my life on a daily basis,” Bosh said.