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Chris Bosh to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

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Bosh got his due a year late.

Orlando Magic v Miami Heat Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Back in February 2020, Brandon Di Perno and I discussed the “inexcusable” omission of Chris Bosh from Basketball Hall of Fame finalists. A year later, the former Miami Heat center got his due. He’ll be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Bosh responded to the news on Twitter, thanking the Hall of Fame, the NBA and everyone who has supported him throughout his career.

The former Georgia Tech standout helped Miami win two championships in 2012 and 2013. He returned from an injury in the middle of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, and his shift over to center — and willingness to take 3-point shots — unleashed the Heat’s versatility.

After LeBron James left the Heat in 2014, Bosh re-signed with Miami on a max contract. But he suffered from life-threatening blood clots for the next two consecutive seasons, ending his career prematurely. He was only 31 years old when he played his last NBA game.