NBA star Chris Bosh played in 97 games total over the last two NBA seasons (164 games), and one former NBA star believes that it would better for Bosh to retire if the situation doesn’t improve.
Bo Kimble, a former NBA player drew comparisons between Bosh and his own former college teammate Hank Gathers, who tragically died after collapsing on the basketball court.
“There are so many other things he could do with his life,” Kimble said of Bosh. “Hank Gathers had the same thing. Hank could have been a comedian, an actor or did speaking engagements. It’s not worth the risk. I would just say absolutely not, don’t do it.”
Kimble played three seasons in the NBA, for LA Clippers and NY Knicks. He appeared in 105 NBA games (started 22), averaging 5.5 ppg in 12.7 mpg.
Kimble spoke to TMZ, recalling how Gathers collapsed on the court in 1990.
Gathers needed to take medication simply to keep playing. After complaining that the medicine made him sluggish, he made the tragic mistake of not taking it.
On March 4, 1990, Gathers and Loyola Marymount were facing the University of Portland in the championship game of the West Coast Conference tournament. After a first-half dunk, Gathers began to run up court. He collapsed and died in a nearby hospital shortly afterwards.
Chris Bosh meanwhile, was cut out from the Miami Heat’s 2015-2016 playoff roster due to blood clot. Bosh missed half of the 2014-2015 season after blood clots were found in his lungs.
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