Former NBA All Star Chris Bosh is not entertaining the concept of constructing a return to the NBA.

Bosh, 34, just lately instructed Bill Simmons that he’ll formally retire from the league at his jersey retirement ceremony in Miami on March 26.

Bosh, who has not appeared in an NBA recreation because the 2015-16 season, tells Simmons (H/T Bryan Kalbrosky of HoopsHype):

“That a part of my life is over. That has been a troublesome factor to cope with however I am good, which has taken a very long time [for me to simply accept … I might have saved enjoying. But man, that point has handed. I’ve made the choice to not pursue it anymore.”

The Miami Heat will increase Bosh’s #1 jersey into the rafters at American Airlines Arena throughout a particular ceremony at halftime on March 26, making him the fourth participant in Heat historical past to have their jersey retired. That record already consists of Tim Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning and Shaquille O’Neal, and can quickly embody Dwyane Wade.

The Miami Heat acquired Bosh in a commerce with the Toronto Raptors on July 9, 2010, and he spent six seasons with the group. During that point, the Heat made 4 consecutive NBA Finals appearances and received back-to-back NBA championships in 2012 and 2013.

In 13 NBA seasons, Bosh earned All-Star honors 11 occasions and boasts profession averages of 19.2 factors, eight.5 rebounds and a couple of assists per recreation. 

According to, Bosh ranks third in Miami Heat playoff historical past in factors (1,163), subject objectives made (437), offensive rebounds (145), double-doubles (18), and double-figure scoring video games (61).

Chris Bosh On NBA Comeback: “That Part Of My Life Is Over”

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