Chris Bosh the talented center for the Miami Heat was admitted on Thursday night to a Los Angeles hospital because of an unspecified health issues with his lungs, which could put the reason of his season in jeopardy.
Although the initial testing proved inconclusive, the Miami Heat said Bosh could be suffering from blood clots inside his lungs. If that were true, the Heat player would be lost for least the remaining part of this season.
Erik Spoelstra the Heat head coach said on Friday that it was still too early to make a final diagnosis, as his player was undergoing further tests.
Bosh, who is 30, has complained of pain along his right side close to his ribs since last Friday, but still took part in the Shooting Stars All-Star competition, which was won by his team for the third straight year and he competed in the All-Star game on Sunday.
He scored 10 points and grabbed 3 boards in just 11 minutes of play in his 10th trip to the All-Star game. After the game, he joined his teammate Dwayne Wade on a trip to Haiti. Wade said his friend and teammate was just not feeling well.
Bosh this season is averaging 21 points and 7 rebounds per game for the Heat. The team is still in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference even though their record is eight games below .500.
LeBron James, a former teammate at Miami with Bosh said he had texted Bosh to find out how he was but had not heard back. James said basketball was very small when compared to the health of someone.
On Wednesday, former NBA player Jerome Kersey who played 17 seasons in the league and won one NBA title, died when a blood clot traveled from a calf to his lungs. Kersey was just 52.
The Nets lost Mirza Teletovic for the season in January when blood clots were diagnosed in his lungs after playing a game.