Chris Bosh professes desire to play, Heat say he’s out indefinitely
Chris Bosh, or more specifically his wife Adrienne, took to Twitter Tuesday in attempt to drum up social media support concerning the Miami Heat superstar’s professed desire to play.
The Heat, however, reaffirmed the organization’s continued stance that Bosh remains out indefinitely since being sidelined at the All-Star break due to an undisclosed medical condition.
Adrienne Bosh began the social media campaign by introducing the #BringBackBosh hashtag, which elicited numerous tweets of support. She also retweeted a post from Heat Reddit in which Bosh is shown shooting jumpers at an empty AmericanAirlines Arena.
.@chrisbosh: "I still got it" #Heat #HeatNation #BringBoshBack pic.twitter.com/0dhI3jwHbm
— /r/Heat (@Heat_Reddit) April 27, 2016
The Heat and Bosh have been in disagreement regarding the timing of his ultimate return since early March, prompting Bosh to issue a statement on his own via a public relations firm that indicated he was “taking every necessary step to make sure I am healthy for myself, my family and my team … I remain positive that I will be able to return this season.”
Bosh also stressed in the statement was not dealing with deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in his leg.
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, meanwhile, said around the same time that the team at that point didn’t “have any kind of timetable” regarding Bosh’s return.
In response to the Bosh’s social media activity — the timing of which followed consecutive losses by the Heat to even the series with the Charlotte Hornets at two games apiece — Heat spokesman Tim Donovan made the following statement to ESPN: “There is no update. He is out still indefinitely.”
Team doctors would have to clear Bosh’s return to the court and there is a reported indication they aren’t inclined to do so anytime soon. Further, a source told ESPN the Heat don’t believe any other NBA team would do so at this time, either.
Reports in late February indicated the Heat was pressuring Bosh to sit out the rest of the season, as he did last year when he missed the Heat’s final 30 games after a blood clot traveled from his calf to his lung, which required hospitalization.