After the Miami Heat won the 2013 NBA title, it looked as though their trio of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade would dominate the decade. Not even four years later, James is in Cleveland, Wade is in Chicago, and Bosh’s life-threatening blood clots have signaled the end of his time with the Heat.
Now, one of the defining teams of this generation may be staging a little reunion in Chicago, with rumors that the Chicago Bulls are interested in adding Bosh this offseason, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com:
If Bosh, who turns 33 in March, makes it back onto the floor next season, word is that the Chicago Bulls are already plotting a run and will be at the front of the line to try to sign him.”
Stein also reports that multiple teams have indicated the Heat will wait until March 1 to waive Bosh in order to keep him from being playoff eligible this season.
The two-time NBA champion has missed major chunks of the last two seasons, but when he has played, he has been as good as ever. He would bring the versatility, defense, and shooting the Bulls so desperately need in their front court rotation.
Still, signing the 11-time All-Star is a considerable risk. Even if he comes at a cheap price tag, his medical issues are quite serious, and any team would need to be absolutely sue before allowing him to play.
If it’s any reassurance for the Bulls, Bosh has stated why he wants to return to the court in the past, and it makes it clear he is in it for the right reasons:
What I would say to the people who just see the money and kind of see my situation and say, ‘Hey, just walk away.’ I get it. I totally get it. I understand you. I hear you,” Bosh said. “But I’m not really thinking about money. I’m just thinking about where my heart is. I love the NBA. I love playing basketball every day for a living.”