It’s been over a year since former Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh played in the NBA. Bosh was sidelined from stepping foot on the court for the Miami Heat because of a blood clot back in 2016, he had one before in 2015. This time he couldn’t get clearance from medical staff and was stuck watching the game from home for more than a year.
On Tuesday the Heat officially announced that they had waived Bosh they also announced that they are retiring his jersey.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 4, 2017
The 11-time NBA All-Star signed a five-year deal to stay with the head back in 2014 shortly after LeBron James announced he was taking his talents to Cleveland. When Bosh, James and Dwyane Wade played for the Heat they went to the Finals in all four seasons winning the championship in 2012 and 2013.
“Chris changed his life and basketball career when he came to Miami,” Heat President Pat Riley said. “And he changed our lives for the better, in a way we never would have imagined when he joined the Miami Heat. We will forever be indebted to CB for how he changed this team and led us to four trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA championships.”
Bosh played 13 NBA season starting seven of those with the Raptors before joining James and Wade in Miami during the 2010 offseason.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 4, 2017
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 4, 2017
The future member of the Basketball Hall of Fame will be paid $52.1 Million on his contract. He will get $26.8 million for next season getting a reported $424,393 twice a month until 2022.