According to Le Batard, Bosh is pushing to return to the court, while the Heat are taking every precaution necessary to ensure he doesn't have any more scares related to his history with blood clots:
This is complicated and it's not great. They are not in agreement here. The two sides—this runs the risk of getting problematic here at a bad time, because Chris Bosh wants on the court... It's obvious that Chris Bosh wants on the court and that he's pressuring the organization...and that his wife is pressuring the organization. They were wearing the #BringBoshBack shirts [Sunday]. There is a tension happening.
I don't know exactly what to believe here, OK, but I do trust the organization and I trust the people in the organization who tell me things because I've never been lied to by them about much of anything. They're telling me that they're protecting him from him, but he doesn't feel any symptoms. This doesn't feel like the last time. All the doctors the Heat are talking to are saying, and they're the foremost authorities on this stuff, 'Hey, a second recurrence of a blood clot situation could be catastrophic, where you've got a death on the court.'
Following the Heat's Game 4 loss to the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the playoffs, Bosh's wife, Adrienne, fanned the flames for those hoping to see the 11-time All-Star back on the court soon:
The Twitter account for the Miami Heat's subreddit also shared a Snapchat Bosh sent that showed him working out on the court:
Neither party is necessarily in the wrong.
Bosh is well within his rights to plead his case to come back, and any professional athlete in the same situation would almost certainly have a similar reaction. Being unable to help his teammates in the postseason is likely an agonizing experience for the 32-year-old.
However, it's up to the Heat to protect Bosh. Rushing him back could have fatal consequences. In March, he said he didn't have any blood clots, but that doesn't eliminate the threat of them coming back. And Dr. David Chao explained on Bleacher Report in February why taking blood thinners—a common treatment for blood clots—could pose serious issues.
"If Bosh were to suffer a significant injury that involves bleeding, the effects of any blood thinners would be difficult to reverse quickly," Chao wrote.
At this point, it appears unlikely Bosh will resume his NBA career during the playoffs.