Everyone is still waiting on the Miami Heat to clear Chris Bosh return to the court. It’s expected to happen, once the Heat doctors and Bosh’s camp agree on a maintenance program to deal with the blood clotting issues that has forced him to miss the end of the previous two seasons.
“He loves to play basketball and he’s one of the best at it in the world,” Wade said of his close friend Saturday after the D. Wade CommUNITY Bike Ride. “The last two years has sucked for him and his family and it’s sucked for his close friends, as well. I pray that he gets a chance to get back on the basketball court and just do what he loves to do. I’m sure he’s praying for it, but I am as well.”
Bosh and his camp have kept up the pressure on the Heat to clear him to play. Wade may not have been looking at this in that strategic way when asked, but his answer helps the Bosh camp.
If Bosh returns and can stay healthy Miami is a much better team — good enough to challenge if not beat out Wade’s new Chicago team for a spot in the playoffs. The highly skilled big averaged 20 points and 7.2 rebounds a game when he has played the past two seasons, plus he is a good pick-and-roll defender.