Chris Bosh wants to make a comeback to the NBA.
Bosh, 33, was initially forced out of action in February 2015 after a blood clot was found in his lungs. He missed the remainder of the season only to return in 2016 as an All-Star but another blood clot surfaced in his calf shortly thereafter and he hasn’t been in the league since.
During Thursday’s episode of First Take, Bosh said,
“I’ve been in the gym. I can still play basketball. No I’m not done yet.”
When directly asked by Stephen A. Smith if he’s trying to make a comeback, Bosh responded,
“Yeah, I’m trying to come—man, I see all these guys shooting threes and not playing defense. Man, I mean, I got to get some of it.”
— First Take (@FirstTake) February 15, 2018
If Bosh is serious about a comeback in time for the remainder of this season, he will have until March 1st, which is the deadline for a free-agent to sign with a team and be eligible for the playoffs
While it has been two years since he suffered from the injury, respiratory illnesses are taken very seriously in the NBA. Even if a team decides to sign him, he may not even pass a physical which is required for a player to sign with any NBA team.