Chris Bosh pressures Heat staff to let him play
Since February 9th, Chris Bosh has been out indefinitely after another blood clot scare. While it’s not as serious as the previous incident in which the clots were found on one of his lungs, the Miami Heat are (rightfully) approaching the situation with caution.
That hasn’t stopped Bosh from clamoring for the franchise to allow him to return.
Game 1 of Miami’s second round series with the Toronto Raptors is on Tuesday night, and if it were solely up to Bosh, he’d be out on the court.
Dan Le Batard of ESPN spoke out on the matter recently on his show:
“This is complicated and it’s not great. They are not in agreement here. The two sides – This runs the risk of getting problematic here at a bad time, because Chris Bosh wants on the court…
It’s obvious that Chris Bosh wants on the court and that he’s pressuring the organization … and that his wife is pressuring the organization. They were wearing the #BringBoshBack shirts (Sunday). There is a tension happening.
Le Batard goes on:
“I don’t know exactly what to believe here, OK, but I do trust the organization and I trust the people in the organization who tell me things because I’ve never been lied to by them about much of anything. They’re telling me that they’re protecting him from him, but he doesn’t feel any symptoms.
This doesn’t feel like the last time. All the doctors the Heat are talking to are saying, and they’re the foremost authorities on this stuff, ‘Hey, a second recurrence of a blood clot situation could be catastrophic, where you’ve got a death on the court.'”
This situation has resulted in a tussle between Bosh and the Heat that neither side hopes will become a distraction as the playoffs go on, but that might be inevitable at this point. Bosh is even trying to get the NBPA involved to try and force Miami to medically clear him; that has to have the attention of the other players.
Before going out, Bosh had bounced back with flying colors from a year ago. Prior to these new blood clots being discovered, he had averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.