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Chris Bosh, wife publicly lobbying Heat to play big man

NBA Finals Spurs Heat Basketball

Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) kisses his wife Adrienne at the end of overtime of Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Spurs 103-100. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Chris Bosh released a statement last month that he was “positive” he’d play again for the Heat this season.

But Bosh still hasn’t returned after blood-clot issues, and Miami’s season could end soon.

So, before yesterday’s Game 5, Bosh and his wife seemed to launch a coordinated public campaign urging the Heat to allow his return.

Chris posted a video to Snapchat of him making jumpers with the caption “Still got it.” Adrienne retweeted screenshots and the video and tweeted “#BringBoshBack":

Down 3-2 to the Hornets, the Heat could use Bosh. But good luck finding a doctor who deems it safe for him to play while taking blood thinners. The risk is just too great that Bosh cuts himself and loses too much blood.

The Heat maintain the same stance they have for a while: There’s no timetable for Bosh’s return.

I understand and respect Bosh’s competitiveness. He wants to play. It just doesn’t seem safe.

So, Bosh’s role is relegated to leadership. That might not be enough against Charlotte, but there’s always next year.