After being exiled from the NBA with life-threatening blood clots, Chris Bosh has told the world he is no longer pursuing an NBA comeback.
Here's what the 11x All-Star said about his basketball future:
(via the Bill Simmons podcast)
"That part of my life is over. That has been a tough thing to deal with but I'm good, which has taken a long time [for me to accept] ... I could have kept playing. But man, that time has passed. I've made the decision not to pursue it anymore."
The 34-year old basketball legend played 13 seasons in the NBA, winning two Championships with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade back in 2012 and 2013.
Since LeBron's departure, both Bosh and the Heat faded from the spotlight, until Bosh's blood-clots were discovered a few seasons later.
Bosh had been attempting to work his way back into the league at some point, seeking out specialists and insisting he was still ready and able to play, despite the risks. It seems that, after teams resisted bringing him on, he's decided to quit the game altogether.
No doubt he'll still be making an impact in his community, and we'll probably see more of him in the future. But it is an unfortunate ending to what was an absolutely fantastic career.