One of the questions that loomed as NBA All-Star Weekend commenced in Toronto was whether Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh would be booed by the crowd of the city that was his first NBA home when he stepped on the court.
Looks like we will not know how that will turn out.
Bosh has ruled of both of Sunday’s game and Saturday’s three-point shooting competition as the Heat stated that he has a strained calf. He will be replaced on the All-Star roster by Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks and in the three-point contest by CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers.
The news of Bosh pulling out of the All-Star festivities due to injury came as a sudden surprise. While very early speculation suggested that he was being pulled out due to being traded, Miami might have more serious concerns in mind. A strained calf is what ultimately led to Bosh having blood clots in his lungs and being hospitalized after last season’s All-Star game. The condition was serious enough to have him miss the remainder of that season. The Heat are very likely being careful with Bosh this time around and making sure that he gets the proper rest to ensure no new blood clots appear.
Bosh is the only player this season to start every game so far this season for Miami. The team has not given a timetable for his return.