It was an unfinished piece of work, but it was still Hall of Fame-worthy and how special is that?” reflected former Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors star Chris Bosh, as he prepared to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last weekend.
“Unfinished” is an interesting word to describe a career that yielded two NBA championships, four finals appearances as part of the Heat’s Big Three, an Olympic gold medal and 11 All Star selections in 13 seasons. However, it’s accurate.
Bosh was forced to retire from the sport when, in 2016, at just 31, he suffered a reoccurrence of the blood clots that had doctors and the Heat organisation “fearing for my life” if he continued to play. While Bosh tells the Guardian he has made peace with the shattering end to a glittering career, this accolade also brings some closure.
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