Basketball of Friday, 11 July 2014


Chris Bosh arrives to boost basketball

National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar, Christopher Wesson "Chris" Bosh, says he still wants to play for Miami Heat despite opting out of his contract on July 1.

The nine-time NBA All Star disclosed this to the Daily Graphic yesterday when he arrived in Accra for a three-day basketball clinic dubbed The 2014 Sprite Ball Clinic.”

“I want to stay with the Miami Heat; that is my number one goal. I have always been adamant about this, we came up short against San Antonio Spurs in the finals but we will come up stronger next season,” he said.

The forward added that a few financial details had to be sorted out, while his teammates Lebron James and Dwayne Wade must also be convinced to stay on with Miami Heat.

“It has to be all three of us; we have done a lot of good work together. I don’t see us apart in Miami. It is left with the business part. We like to pretend it is not important but it is a part of the game,” he stressed.

As part of his visit to Ghana, the 30-year-old will supervise 40 selected basketball players under the age of 19 today at the first coaching clinic at the Aviation Social Centre at 1 p.m.

Bosh, accompanied by officials of NBA Africa, will then undertake a similar exercise at Adisadel College basketball court on Tuesday.