CHRIS Bosh insisted his NBA career is far from done and is even raring to make a comeback this season despite issues with blood clots forcing him to be out of the league since 2016.
Appearing on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday, the 11-time NBA All-Star forward shared he has been staying in game shape during his time away from the pro league and he’s ready give his career another shot.
“I’ve been in the gym. I can still play basketball. No I’m not done yet,” said Bosh. “Yeah, I’m trying to come back.”
First diagnosed with blood clots in one of his lungs in February 2015, Bosh, who was then with the Miami Heat where he won two NBA titles, sat out the rest of that year before playing again at the start of the next season—only to cut his return short after 53 games due to another blood clot.
The NBA has since declared his health condition to be career ending last June, when the Heat waived him the next month, but Bosh isn’t ready to hang his jersey just yet. In fact, he’s even aware of the March 1 deadline to be able to play for a playoff contender this season, and Bosh is looking a ‘winning situation’ like the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and his former team Toronto Raptors as possible destinations.
The 33-year-old Bosh also allayed fears that his condition will only be re-aggravated if he makes a comeback in the NBA.
“I'm not going to be in a position where I'm risking my life. So if I ever get back on the court like that and people are worried, it's not going to be a life-risking situation," said Bosh, who has averages of 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in his 13-year NBA career.