Chris Bosh was the third cog in the Miami Heat Big 3 machine that won two championships together. For such a big star Bosh sometimes had to do the yeoman’s work, while the brighter lights flashed on cogs 1 and 2, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. He did it with a smile, once amazed that he hadn’t scored a single point in a playoff win but professing happiness with the victory just as well. The Sun Sentinel now reports that Bosh is working his tail off to return to the Heat for 2016-17, after missing chunks of the last two seasons with blood clot problems.
James left two years ago, of course, and then Wade surprised everyone this summer — even Pat Riley — when he ditched Miami for Chicago. Now it’s finally Bosh’s team — he’s the highest paid as well as the highest profile player — if only he’s healthy enough to assume the mantel. Despite losing Wade and Joe Johnson, the Heat retained the uncanny Hassan Whiteside’s services on the inside, making them a threat to win on any given night. With some luck on the health front, Bosh could be the glue that holds together a refashioned Heat contender.