Chris Bosh may have some regrets not being able to end his career in his own terms, but his former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade believes his Hall of Fame induction is proof that he has done more than enough to cement his status as one of the game’s greats.
Ahead of Bosh’s Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, Wade revealed that the fact that his fellow Heat champion got the nod right away despite his career getting cut short by a health issue has some specialness in its own right.
“Chris, for his career to end before he wanted it to, him not be able to play his entire time the way he wanted to, and still be that Hall of Famer, to get that nod right away, at a young age , it has to feel special,” Wade told Ira Winderman of South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Chris Bosh last played in the NBA in 2016. While he tried to come back with the Heat, his recurring blood clotting issues forced him to retired from the league. He was only 32 at the time, so there was no doubt he could have been an All-Star and and impactful player for Miami had he continued to stay healthy.
Unfortunately, Bosh’s career ended abruptly and had to accept that his time in the NBA was over.
Despite the saddening ending to what was a truly epic career for Bosh, Dwyane Wade is right that there is something special in his Hall of Fame enshrinement. It might not be the way Bosh wanted it to be, but it shows how much he helped expand the game of basketball in just 13 years in the league.