Miami Heat waive Chris Bosh, will retire his jersey

The Miami Heat announced today that they have waived forward Chris Bosh.

Chris changed his life and basketball career when he came to Miami,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “We will forever be indebted to CB for how he changed this team and led us to four trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA Championships. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise. The number “1” will never be worn by another player and we can't wait to someday hang his jersey in the rafters.

Bosh was an NBA All-Star in each of his six seasons with the Heat and has been an NBA All-Star 11 times in his 13-year NBA career.

He was an integral part of two Heat championships in 2012 and 2013, and the team’s four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals from 2011-2014.

Bosh appeared in 384 games for the Heat over six seasons, and averaged 18.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 34.2 minutes, while shooting 49.6 percent from the floor, 34.4 percent from three-point range and 80.5 percent from the foul line.

Bosh appeared in 893 games during his NBA career and made 881 starts, averaging 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.04 blocks and 35.8 minutes, while shooting 49.4 percent from the floor, 33.5 percent from three-point range and 79.9 percent from the foul line.