NBA Playoffs 2016: Miami Heat vs Chris Bosh Feud Escalates; Dwyane Wade, Hassan Whiteside Expect C Back Soon
Chris Bosh who has only suited up for the Miami Heat for 53 games this season has yearned to finally make a return. However, the Heat management has led off to a different direction in their decision of having the power forward put on the "White Hot" jersey to help in rallying for the second round of the playoffs.
According to ESPN via ABC News, the All-Star's in limbo health situation has triggered the NBA players association to step in in order to end the stalemate between both camps. The upcoming sit-down stems from Bosh and wife Adrienne who are lobbying for his return on social media via practice shooting videos and #BringbackBosh hashtags on Twitter. Heat President Pat Riley, however, has remained stern on their ambiguous decision echoing the same sentiments since February that Bosh will not be returning any time this season.
Bosh who helped Miami win two Larry O'Brien championship trophies circa the "Big Three" era hurt his lungs courtesy of blood clots in 2015 which could lead to pulmonary embolism and possibly death. The management has recommended him to undergo a blood-thinning remedy which has dissipated the blood clots but the ongoing medication opposes him to be involved in contact sports.
"It's a super unusual situation. I can't think of a lot of instances where a sports organization is acting in what appears to be the best interest of the player over their own interests and against the will of the player. From the people I'm talking to, Chris Bosh wants back on the court and now, and the Heat on medical advice are saying absolutely not," Dan Le Batard was quoted on his radio show on The Herald via ABC News.
"For some reason, he thinks he's good to go and I think it's because he's not showing the symptoms he showed the first time," he added justifying Bosh's reason to play in order to reach the East Finals against Lebron and the Cavaliers. The 32-year-old has averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds on a very limited season.
Last March, Dwayne Wade revealed his sentiments on his team mate via Heat Zone saying: "If he walks in the locker room and he's ready to play on game day, I'll jump up and cheer and be happy in that moment, but at this time we have to forge forward and keep focusing on what we need to do."
As of this writing, the Miami Heat are leading their semi-finals series with the Toronto Raptors 1-0.