The Miami Heat officially announced that they’re waiving Chris Bosh, and they also released a statement from Pat Riley that says, “The number ‘1’ will never be worn by another player and we can’t wait to someday hang his jersey in the rafters.”
After the announcement was made, some of Bosh’s former teammates tweeted message of support.
Here’s Riley’s full statement on Bosh via the Heat:
“Chris changed his life and basketball career when he came to Miami,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “And he changed our lives for the better, in a way we never would have imagined, when he joined the Miami HEAT. We will forever be indebted to CB for how he changed this team and led us to four trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA Championships. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise. The number “1” will never be worn by another player and we can’t wait to someday hang his jersey in the rafters. Today, we are both moving on but we wish Chris, Adrienne and their family nothing but the best. They will forever be part of the Miami HEAT family.”
As noted by USA TODAY Sports, blood clots have kept Bosh off the court, but he could still play for another team if doctors decide he’s healthy enough.
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