In late September, Miami Heat president Pat Riley came out and said that 11-time all-star Chris Bosh’s career with the Heat is over. Bosh, however, is still fighting to make an NBA return after his second bout with blood clots.
While both sides are firm on where they stand, Cavs forward James Jones, who played with Bosh from 2010-2014, is confident that Bosh can return to the court. In an interview with Lang Greene of Basketball Insiders, Jones spoke about his time with Bosh and the Heat.
“Chris will play again,” Jones said. “I’ve always said there’s something about that group in Miami. Every single guy down there, in a unique fashion, had overbearing, overwhelming desire to succeed. We did some special things down there namely because those guys (Wade and Bosh) willed their way to it.”
Jones adds that he has spoken to Bosh since he failed the latest physical that would have allowed him to begin training camp with the team. Bosh hasn’t given any signal that his career may be over, and remains positive that he can return. That’s why James Jones is sure Bosh can make a return to the floor.
“From a health perspective, I know [Chris] will do everything in his power and medicine these days is amazing. He’ll find a way to get back. No way will he allow the game to be taken away from him for a medical reason. But like always, he’s methodical, he’s very very patient and he’ll figure it out. We’re all pulling for him because this is a brotherhood. Not only because this is the NBA but by playing on a team like that, it’s a brotherhood, and you always want to see your brother’s dreams and legacies fulfilled.”
Bosh is currently under contract through the 2018-19 season and is owed a little over $23 million, $25 million, and $26 million for those next three years. It will be interesting to see whether Bosh will be able to return to the court, and if it will even be in a Miami Heat uniform.