Chris Bosh has not played in an NBA game since Feb. 9, 2016, after which the Heat’s all-star center was forced to sit out the second half of the season for the second year in a row with blood clot issues. Bosh did not play at all this season, although he’s maintained the position that he is healthy enough to play. The Miami Heat have insisted that Bosh’s injury is career-ending, and if the NBA agreed with their assessment, the team would be allowed to waive Bosh and clear his albatross of a salary from their cap.
This afternoon, the Miami Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald, and the Palm Beach Post all reported that a medical review carried out by a doctor with a joint mandate from the NBA and the NBA players’s association (NBPA) has confirmed that Bosh’s blood clot issues do indeed constitute a career-ending injury. All parties involved agreed on the review last week, per ESPN, in order to close a saga that’s dragged on for years before the flurry of transactions that comes with the onset of summer. The Heat can now waive Bosh whenever they want and he’ll still get all of the remaining $52.1 million left on his contract, even if insurance covers most of it.