Former Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh shared the reason why he decided not to make a comeback to the NBA.
During an appearance on NBA TV as a panel for Game 3 of the Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee series, Bosh also offered some insights on his transition as a full-time husband and father.
“After a while, after a couple of years, I didn’t want to put myself out there and have that letdown again,” Bosh said. “I don’t want to be mad at the game. I don’t want to resent the game. Let me just walk away now causeI haven’t told any doctors.”
“I got three boys and my twins were just born. And so as they were getting older, you know, you kinda see how much I realize how much I was going. I remember the first days being home it was so loud in the house. I had to get used to it.”
Bosh learned he had blood clotting issues in February 2016. An NBA physician ruled these as career-ending in June 2017, with the Heat officially waiving him a month later.
Bosh played for the Raptors from 2003 to 2010. A sign-and-trade deal brought Bosh to the Heat for the 2010-11 NBA season. He spent his next six seasons in Miami, helping the Heat win consecutive titles in 2012 and 2013.
Bosh was an 11-time NBA All-Star who averaged 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. The Heat retired his No. 1 jersey on March 26, 2019.
It seems Chris Bosh is at peace with his decision not to make an NBA comeback. His legacy, though, will certainly live on in the hearts of Raptors and Heat fans.