Chris Bosh Pens Tear-Jerking Farewell Letter to Miami & Heat Team

Published On July 10, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

After a well-played NBA career, basketballer Chris Bosh has written an open letter to the city of Miami, thanking them for supporting his career for the last seven years.

Publishing the letter just this past Sunday, without any mention of his current health issues, he openly admits that he was waived by the Heat just last week and hasn’t been able to play in the NBA since February of last year.

“We went through life together, Miami. You showed me how to stay strong and push through in the toughest moments. And although I didn’t like it at the time, it made all the difference in the long run. It made me a better man, the person I am today. Thank you.”

“I’ve been reflecting on my time in this great city and want to thank you for being a constant during a period of change in my life,” Bosh wrote. “I’ve experienced a few finals appearances, a couple of championships, several weddings (including my own), the birth of four kids, bonding with an entire community and a ton of ups and downs along the way.”

Bosh will be missed after playing in 13 NBA seasons, seven with Toronto, as well as six with Miami.

He was apart of their massive free-agent haul back in 2010, in which the Miami Heat didn’t only keep Dwayne Wade, but was able to nab Lebron James, which allowed them to develop a super trio between Bosh and the other two men.

Bosh has averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in his career, and the Heat announced they are retiring his No. 1 jersey.

The family man did not mention blood clots in his letter, but discussed how his six-day hospital stay for the clot and other issues in 2015 still affects his overall perspective.

“And then came not being able to play the game I love, the game that I’ve spent a lifetime working to master and evolve with and find success in,” Bosh wrote. “I was very upset for a long time. They say you just have to play the cards that you’re dealt and that’s another lesson I truly understand now. Learning that information about my health during All-Star Weekend was extremely tough.”

We are saddened by this news, however, we know that Bosh won’t leave the sport for good. Let’s hope to see him on an ESPN sports talk show soon… He deserves it.

Comment your thoughts and bid farewell to Bosh for his dedication to the game and also tell us what you’re thinking.

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