Heat waive Bosh, plan to retire his jersey number

Ruben Hill
July 5, 2017

In honor of his playing time with the Heat, the franchise is now planning to retire the jersey of Chris Bosh.

Bosh, at the age of 33, missed all of a year ago due to this medical condition and has only played a total of 97 games the past three seasons.

Chris Bosh is done, but not forgotten with the Heat.

Weeks after the sides came to a final agreement on how to part ways and more than a year since his last National Basketball Association appearance because of blood-clot issues, Bosh was waived by the Heat on Tuesday.

Pat Riley announces No. 1 will not be issued again and eventually will be retired. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise.

"We can't wait to someday hang [Bosh's] jersey in the rafters", said Riley. Waiving the 6-11 center frees up about $25 million in salary cap space.

Stuck in health limbo for most of the last few years, we've all been waiting to see what Chris Bosh's next move would be.

Bosh was an All-Star in each of his six seasons with Miami, playing a key role in the Heat's two championships in 2012 and 2013 and their four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals from 2011-2014.

The No. 4 overall pick of Toronto in 2003 out of Georgia Tech, Bosh averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds in 53 games for the Heat in 2015-16 before the blood clots cut his season short. A likely Hall of Famer, Bosh was an All-Star in 11 of his 13 National Basketball Association seasons.

Bosh enjoyed six seasons with the Heat, winning two NBA Championships while reaching the NBA Finals four times.

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