Chris Bosh Puts Miami Home Up for Sale, Insists He Plans to Retire With Heat

Jimmy SpencerNBA Lead WriterJune 12, 2013

Get ready for the storm.

As scrupulous eyes steady on every Miami Heat gesture, the suspicious presumptions will increase to greater degree.

So when something such as the sale of Chris Bosh’s house (*deep breaths) occurs, it sends ripples that one-third of the Heat’s Big Three could potentially be on the move.

Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel reports, “Chris Bosh has decided to put his 12,368-square-foot home on Miami Beach's North Bay Road on the market the Miami Heat center on Wednesday told the Sun Sentinel.”

Heat fans in support of Bosh can relax, though, as he says the potential real estate sale is strictly family related.

"I'm in Miami for the rest of my career," Bosh said. "I plan to be there. I plan to retire there. I plan to win hopefully a lot more championships there. So that's where home is."

Those Heat fans who aren’t in favor of keeping the star big man around...well, sorry.

Bosh is averaging 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in the playoffs and is currently earning over $17.5 million, the identical amount to LeBron James and slightly more than Dwyane Wade.

Bosh, like both Wade and James, has the option to opt out of his current Heat deal in the summer of 2014. However, it is highly unlikely Bosh could find a new deal that would exceed the $20.6 million he is owed by the Heat in 2014-15 and the $22.1 million owed in 2015-16.

As Winderman noted, Bosh is a neighbor to Wade, which may or may not have significance depending on how far down the speculation hole you want to climb.

Either way, as the Heat’s Big Three continue to struggle, expect more speculative stories to come.