The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers might still be playing, but the rest of the league has effectively begun its offseason. That means vacation, draft preparation, and early contract negotiations between teams and incumbent players. For Chris Bosh, though, early June is about something more: getting back on the court following a scare that threatened his overall health.
Fourteen weeks from being sidelined for the season’s remainder upon the diagnosis of blood clots on his lung, the Miami Heat star has begun performing basketball activities at team headquarters.
Bosh was admitted to a Miami-area hospital with chest pains following All-Star Weekend. Doctors found the blood clots immediately thereafter, ending his season and putting his long-term health in doubt.
Fortunately, the two-time champion sought medical attention soon enough for his condition to remain easily treatable. The Heat deemed his prognosis “good” when they announced the news, and Bosh said he’d play in 2015-2016, just three weeks after his diagnosis.
This summer is crucial for Miami. Dwyane Wade’s future with the organization is suddenly cloudy, and the Heat are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the contractual demands of Goran Dragic. How Pat Riley and company handle the free agencies of their star guards will go a long way toward determining the team’s future level of success.
But those concerns should briefly be put on the back burner as Miami and its fans celebrate the healthy return of a franchise stalwart. Congratulations, CB!
(Via Miami HEAT)