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Chris Bosh Found to Have Career-Ending Illness by Medical Review

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 2, 2017

Jan 8, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) reacts against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Heat defeated the Suns 103-95. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Bosh's NBA career has likely come to an end after a medical review confirmed the 11-time All-Star has a career-ending illness.

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported a medical review from the NBA and NBPA "agreed with the Miami Heat's position that [Bosh] has suffered a career-ending illness."

As Winderman noted, the Heat will now be able to place Bosh on waivers to clear his salary from their cap. He's due to make $25.3 million next season and $26.8 million in 2018-19 as part of the five-year deal he signed in 2014.

The move will give the Heat approximately $37 million in cap space to try signing free agents this summer. 

Bosh was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lungs during the 2015 All-Star break and missed the rest of the season. He appeared in 53 games during the 2015-16 season before being shut down again with a blood clot in his calf. 

His last appearance in an NBA game was February 9, 2016, when he scored 18 points in 35 minutes. The 33-year-old won two NBA titles in his 13-year career. 

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