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Heat announce that Chris Bosh won’t return for the 2016 playoffs

After missing the last three months with another blood clot issue, Chris Bosh has been lobbying for the Miami Heat to allow him to play as the team continues their journey in the NBA playoffs.

Bosh even got the NBPA involved on his side as the tension between both sides rose, but it doesn’t appear that Miami’s going to budge.

Earlier today, the Heat released a short statement that reads:

The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh announce that Chris will not be playing for the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. The Heat, Chris, the doctors and medical team have been working together throughout this process and will continue to do so to return Chris to playing basketball as soon as possible.

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The disagreement here is that Bosh feels is health is in a place where he can safely play with the Heat at a high level, while the team remains concerned that some risk may still be involved. The details of his current condition have not been revealed by the Heat or Bosh himself.

What’s interesting here is that the statement reads as a joint announcement from Bosh and the Miami Heat franchise. It will be interesting to hear what Bosh has to say about this now, although he might just avoid all questions related to the subject.

As of yesterday, the state of his relations with the team appeared less than ideal; he traveled separately from the rest of the organization to Game 1 of their second round matchup with the Toronto Raptors, where Bosh spent the first seven years of his career.