The Curious Case of Christopher “Chris” Wesson Bosh
As I'm sure many of you already know, Chris Bosh has been out of the NBA for the better part of two seasons now and has now failed his physical with no timetable for his return.
Here is what we know: Bosh has played 97 total games over the past two seasons because of a lingering blood clot issue in his calves. Chris Bosh suffers from what is called Thrombosis: the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel that, in turn, blocks blood flow. His solution or that of his personal doctors is that he must be on blood thinners, but he can take them during the day and they would be cleared from his system by game time.
The Heat trust and medical stuff are not sold on this idea as this medicine will cause fatigue and could be detrimental to Chris if he exerts himself and the medicine has not had the proper time to clear out of his system.
Where do you stand?
Chris Bosh is a basketball player and a solid productive one at that, as he’s averaged 19.2 PPG for his career, so exertion will be necessary. In the wake of Dwyane Wade skipping town in the offseason, can the Miami Heat afford to put anything less than a playoff contender on the floor this upcoming season? The answer is no. This is a city that got to witness the Big Three and, in particular, idolized Dwyane Wade.
This has been a developing story that has been a little hard to watch unfold and even harder to understand. As the Miami Heat has fought Chris Bosh and his representatives, tooth and nail to find common ground surrounding their star athlete, Bosh has been blocked at every impasse. It’s time for some clarity.
Chris Bosh and his doctors say he is ready and there is a contingency plan in place in case of emergency. I have seen the workouts; he does look great in non-contact drills and in the gym. Is this enough, though? After all, the Miami Heat did sign him to a handsome five-year, $118 million contract. Is it time for the Heat to play ball and let Bosh return to the hardwood this season despite a failed physical, or do you let your expensive investment ride the pine until the "WE WANT BOSH!" chants become "WE NEED BOSH!"?
What’s more important? Your career? Your passion? Your health?