Former NBA star Chris Bosh has accepted the fact that it would be best for him to move on from playing pro basketball. After his repeated battle with a heart-related issue, the 34-year-old player says that his time has passed.

Bosh made the revelation to Bill Simmons of The Ringer, saying that all rumors of a potential NBA return can now be put to rest. The two-time NBA champion will officially leave the pros on March 26 when the Miami Heat officially retires his no. 1 jersey, NBA.com reported. 



“That part of my life is over. That has been a tough thing to deal with but I’m good, which has taken a long time [for me to accept] … I could have kept playing. But man, that time has passed. I’ve made the decision not to pursue it anymore,” Bosh said in that interview with Simmons. 

According to Hoops Hype, Bosh admitted that part of the reason why he tried to get back into the league was the rise of stretch fives. He added that he would be open to a (significant) pay cut to get back on the court and would have been willing to help younger players evolve.

As for his health, Bosh revealed that they are all in a much more controlled place right now. Looking ahead, the 11-time NBA All-Star is open to the idea of venturing into media and broadcasting after getting the nod from his wife. He also revealed that he has been working with a speech coach. 

Aside from doing analysis or commentary, Bosh is also open to holding a front office job as well. As for coaching, the 4th overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft said that it is something he would not be interested in. 

Bosh played his last game in a Miami Heat uniform on Feb. 9, 2016. This was a 119-101 loss to the San Antonio Spurs where Bosh played roughly around 35 minutes. He finished with 18 points, five rebounds and two assists. 

He was also voted to play for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game and compete in the Three-Point contest that year. Bosh was forced to withdraw from both due to a calf injury. Little did he know that he would never play NBA ball ever again.