While news of Dwyane Wade’s departure to the Chicago Bulls broke Wednesday night, Chris Bosh made an appearance on HBO’s Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons.
The interiew with Simmons, which was taped Tuesday night, was Bosh’s first since the All-Star break. But he was never asked about his health or his potential return next season.
“You look at their system and the way they play, he does fit in perfectly,” Bosh said of Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors.
Bosh spent most of the interview talking about how he, Wade and LeBron James came together in 2010 to form the Big 3 with the Heat and how they each had to adapt to sharing the ball.
Bosh said after he watched the ESPN 30 for 30 film Believeland that he understood why the city of Cleveland was so upset about James’ decision to leave and play for the Heat.
“Nobody wants to be disliked, and I mean nobody,” Bosh said.
Bosh’s appearance on HBO were his first public comments since he announced through his own public relations firm in March that he no longer had blood clots in his leg.
Bosh, 32, has stayed out of the limelight since he gave up his fight to return to the court during the playoffs in May.
The Heat has yet to say when Bosh will return to the court, but a few of his Heat teammates have said they expect Bosh will play next season. He traveled with the Heat during the playoffs and was on the bench, but was kept off limits to the media.
While Wade went through his battle with the Heat, Bosh stayed notably quiet on social media.
Last Friday, Bosh congratulated center Hassan Whiteside on his four-year, $98 million max contract with the Heat, saying on Twitter: “Congrats to the big fella @youngwhiteside Great to have you back bro!”
Bosh is still owed another $76 million by the Heat over the next three seasons.
The 11-time All-Star was having a spectacular first half (19.1 points per game, 7.4 rebounds) last season and was set to participate in the three-point contest at All-Star Weekend in Toronto when his health and battle with blood clots became an issue once again.
Bosh ended up missing the second half of the season for the second year in a row. His battle with deep vein thrombosis, though, wasn’t nearly as scary as the first go-around when he was hospitalized with clots in his lung.