Heat President Pat Riley Says Chris Bosh’s Career With Team Likely Over

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The saga of Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat has taken another odd turn.

Miami Heat president Pat Riley told reporters on Monday that Bosh’s “Heat career is probably over” and that the team is not actively working toward his potential return. On Friday, the team said that Bosh would not be allowed to participate in their preseason training camp after failing a physical.

In regards to Bosh’s NBA career and whether that is also in danger of being over, Riley said; “That’s up to him.”

Bosh responded in a videotaped segment published online on Friday in which he referred to the failed physical as “a down moment right now”.

“Just because the journey has ups and downs doesn’t mean I will stop sharing with you guys,” Bosh said. “So I will just continue to share despite what’s going on.”

Recently Bosh said he is ready to play and claims that he was written off by the Miami Heat when his second round of issues with blood clots began. Riley has strongly denied that assessment, saying that the team worked to clear Bosh for action.

The Heat are on their way to training camp on Monday, in the Bahamas, and indicated that Bosh will not be on that trip.