A Former Teammate Of The Departed Hank Gathers Urges Chris Bosh To Retire

05.22.16 3 years ago
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The Chris Bosh situation continues to be a very delicate, and no one seems to be entirely sure how to handle it moving forward. Bosh, of course, wanted to play in the playoffs this year, but the Miami team doctors convinced him to sit them out. Now, with his future uncertain, he may be forced into retirement if he doesn’t get cleared to play next season. However, despite the risks, the latest news says the Heat are apparently counting on Bosh coming back next year.

But his blood clot issues are already serious. If he does play again, there’s a serious medical risk that, in an extreme circumstance, could end in death.

Hank Gathers didn’t have the exact same health issues as Bosh does, but the former Loyola Marymount star did have an irregular heartbeat and his insistence on playing, despite the medial ailment, is what eventually led to his collapse and death during a college basketball game in 1990.

Bo Kimble was a teammate of Gathers and saw him die on the court. The former Knicks and Clippers player is urging Bosh to stop playing basketball before the same thing happens to him.

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