Ex-Tech star Chris Bosh not eager to leave Heat

In an interview Tuesday with Dan Le Batard’s show on ESPN Radio in Miami, ex-Georgia Tech star Chris Bosh said he wants to stay with the Heat.

“I don’t want to go anywhere. I like it here. It’s Miami,” Bosh said. “Everybody wants to come here. Yeah.”

Bosh has two seasons and $42 million left on his contract with the Heat, but can opt out before June 30 and become an unrestricted free agent.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that the Mavericks and Lakers would be among multiple teams that would have interest in Bosh, should he opt out and become a free agent. Bosh likely would attract another large offer, such as the six-year, $110 million deal signed in 2010, but when asked on Le Batard’s show if he would accept an offer below market value, he said: “If that’s what it takes.”

Fellow Heat stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James also can opt out of their contracts before June 30.

Bosh, James and Wade are in the fourth season together with the Heat. They won the past two NBA championships and lost in the finals the season before. They are one win from making their fourth consecutive finals appearance.

The Heat lead the Pacers 3-1 in their best-of-7 Eastern Conference finals series, which continues Wednesday night in Indianapolis.

Miami has won the past three games, the past two by 12 points each.

5 comments Add your comment


May 28th, 2014
7:37 pm

From the front page of the ajc.com Sports:

Ex-Tech star Bush not eager to leave Heat

Umm … who? And it’s been there a while. Yeah.

Craig King

May 28th, 2014
8:54 pm

Am I the only one that notice if it’s not positive about UGA, not much is said, but if something is positive about GT or someone leaving UGA, there is always a printing error. Who is Bush, when did he play for Tech, could you possible mean Bosh, for a major new paper, who proof reads this info before it’s put out to the public?


May 28th, 2014
8:57 pm

Winning brings more than money most time, who wants to be know as a loser? Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, and many more may be great but they never can be called Champions.


May 28th, 2014
9:45 pm

Ohhhhhh . . .Chris Bush!!!!!

Harvey P.

May 29th, 2014
8:29 am

Two years remaining —- signed contract in place. Case closed.