Former Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors star Chris Bosh has announced his retirement from the NBA. The 34-year-old, 11-time All-Star said: ““Me knowing that that part of my life is over, that has been a tough thing to deal with, but I’m good. It’s taken a long time. I could have kept playing. But that time has passed. I’ve made the decision not to pursue it anymore.”
Due to recurring issues with blood clots, Bosh hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since Feb. 9, 2016, though he maintained his desire to make a comeback as recently as this past summer. Earlier in February, the Heat announced that Bosh’s No. 1 jersey will be retired at the team’s March 26 game against the Orlando Magic. Bosh plans to make his retirement official on the same day.
Bosh was selected fourth overall by the Raptors in the vaunted 2003 draft. In 2010, he left Toronto to team up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on the Heat, a move that resulted in championship runs in 2012 and 2013. Bosh holds career averages of 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, and two assists per game.
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