Chris Bosh expected this to be his signature season. Very much the third of the vaunted Miami Heat Big Three, Bosh saw LeBron James’ exit as an opportunity to be the man in Miami. The Heat understandably missed James–and Bosh’s other superstar Dwyane Wade has been troubled by injury–but no team could overlook Bosh and company this season. They’re still in the playoff hunt. (Note: while Bosh may have registered below Wade and James in fan recognition, opposing coaches preparing for the Heat never neglected Chris Bosh’s well-rounded game.)
Bosh’s season came to a crashing end a few weeks ago with a startling diagnosis of blood clots on his lungs. But it was just Bosh’s season–not his career–that’s done. He’ll be back. Bosh was on the court in Miami last night to thank Heat fans for their support and love during his tribulations. The scene featured Bosh being classy as ever, befitting the only NBA player who’s an advocate for code.org–the non-profit that encourages young kids to learn how to code computers, not just shoot jumpers. Get well soon, Chris Bosh.