Chris Bosh will not play for the Miami Heat again this season, a result of blood clots discovered in one of his lungs in February.
But the club’s star big man is far from forgotten, and never was that more evident than his emotional return to AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday night, as he and the club’s fans exchanged thanks.
The day began when 35 employees of the club arrived at Bosh’s house with a surprise — 10,000 get-well cards and messages generated from social media posts by fans. You can see video of the process and the delivery in the video above.
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Later, Bosh arrived at the Arena before the Heat’s game against the Boston Celtics. First, he sat down with the media to discuss his current status.
Then, he took to the court to give a very heartfelt message to the Miami faithful.
With respect to Bosh’s return to action, Bosh said he could be cleared to start regularly exercising later this month, and is scheduled to resume "full basketball activities" in September. And that wouldn’t be a moment too soon for the Heat — considered an Eastern Conference sleeper before Bosh’s injury, Miami lost to the Celtics 100-90, and now sits seven games under .500 — and a half-game out of the conference’s final playoff spot.