LeBron James, Dwyane Wade discuss Chris Bosh’s health scare
Given the uncertainty regarding the NBA future of Chris Bosh both in the short-term and sadly the long-term as well, the other two players who comprised the Miami Heat’s “Big Three” in seasons past came out to publicly support their dear friend as he endures another health scare reportedly related to blood clots, although Dwyane Wade refused to refer to the issue in such a serious manner.
“It’s not a health scare like it was last year at all,” Wade said after Wednesday’s practice, per ESPN. “None of us are overdoing it from that standpoint. So he’s fine. I’m not going to speculate anything. None of us are doctors. He’s in great spirits. He has a positive outlook on things. He’s showing us he’s in good spirits.”
LeBron James, meanwhile, is forced to follow Bosh’s situation from a distance.
“There’s nothing really I can say to make things better for him,” James said following Wednesday’s practice, via cleveland.com. “I texted him today and told him I was sorry and I hate that he has to go through this again.
“Guy means so much to not only the Heat family but his personal family as well. Just a great guy, a professional, a great guy and for something like this to happen to him after he was cleared, it just sucks. It sucks big time. His health is the No. 1 care and obviously basketball comes secondary to what he’s going through right now. It’s just tough.”
Bosh, who was scheduled to play in the All-Star Game and compete in the 3-point contest over the weekend, was pulled from the events for what was originally deemed as a strained calf.
Later reports suggested instead that the issue was related to blood clots, a condition that led to Bosh missing the final 30 games of the 2014-15 NBA season. He was hospitalized for eight days after the clots traveled to his lungs.
Reports this week indicate the Bosh is back on blood thinners, although little is known about his overall prognosis.
While the determination whether whether Bosh will return this season is uncertain at this early stage, he did not practice Wednesday, nor will he travel with the team for a road game on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks, per a Heat announcement.
Before this latest issue, Bosh was enjoying a fine 13th NBA season, averaging 19.1 points per game.