Chris Bosh is getting himself ready to suit up his No. 1 Miami Heat jersey and work out once more in the hard court for preseason basketball camp. Read on for more details.
“We fully expect him to be healthy and cleared for contact for camp,” Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra revealed in a report from South Florida Sun Sentinel via Bleacher Report.
After the 2015 All-Star Game, the 2002 Texas Mr. Basketball was taken to a hospital in Miami for lung tests during the All-Star lull. A few days later on Feb. 21, 2015, the 6’11 power forward was pulled out for the remaining season of the NBA owing to a non-life threatening blood clot on one of his lungs.
Bleacher Report gave details that Bosh’s reinstatement in the basketball court. The prospect of acquiring a lot of physical contact will be put into consideration as his illness was grave during its onset relegating him to the bench. Coach Spoelstra and the rest of the coaching staff will probably involve Bosh in light to moderate training as the camp starts.
This optimistic news on one of the cornerstones of Miami’s Big Three Era, which warranted them a back-to-back NBA championship in 2012 and 2013, is a welcoming respite to Heat fans. Miami dropped to 10th spot pushing them to miss the post-season with a disappointing 37 – 45 card.
The Heat will be no push-overs in the coming season with Bosh and his remaining Big Three partner Dwayne Wade’s squad bolstered by veterans Luol Deng and Goran Dragic. It was along with the break-out performance of Hassan Whiteside and promising draft pick Justise Winslow.
The Georgia Tech standouts earlier this week was also interviewed by USA Today. She revealed that what he went through made him look at playing basketball and life in a far more different manner.
“I’ve been given this gift to play basketball and I feel like I need to share the gift with others and I need to play,” Bosh confessed.
The 31-year-old Texan divulge that he didn’t take things seriously when indications of his illness surfaced. He was thankful that it was not that quite too late and hopes to make a full comeback in his basketball career.
Bosh averaged 19.3 points per game, .6 blocks per game, 2.2 assists per game, 7.0 rebounds per game during the 2014-2015 season before he was sidelined.
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