Former NBA star Bosh hopes to come back after blood-clotting issues

Source: Xinhua| 2018-03-10 03:28:20|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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WASHINGTON, March 9 (Xinhua) -- 11-time All-Star Chris Bosh, who hasn't played since the 2015-16 season due to blood-clotting issues, hopes to come back and gives "one more shot" at playing at NBA.

"I train regularly and still have plenty to offer for a team. My condition should not hold me back," Bosh said.

"I'm going to give playing one more shot. That's all it is -- a shot," added Bosh, who turns 34 on March 24.

Bosh said "a few guys" have reached out to him about playing, but he would not name them. Asked how he plans to prove to skeptical franchises that his health would not be at risk, Bosh answered: "That's on them."

This was not the first time Bosh expressed his desire to return to the NBA. In November, Bosh said he planned to "keep his options open as a player moving forward".

Earlier this year, he said he hoped to sign with a playoff-contending team for the 2018 postseason.

Bosh appeared in 44 games in 2014-15, his season ending at the All-Star break when he first knew about his blood-clotting issues. A year later, he played in 53 games and his season again ended at All-Star weekend, when another clot was found shortly after he landed in Toronto for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

Overall, he played 13 NBA seasons, seven with the Toronto Raptors and six with the Miami Heat. He averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in his career. He last played in NBA on Feb. 9, 2016 as a member of the Heat.