Chris Bosh has vowed to continue fighting to return to the NBA despite the decision of the Miami Heat to move on.
"I didn't see my career in Miami ending like this," Bosh said in the latest installment of his Rebuilt video series on the Uninterrupted digital network. "I didn't get a call or a text or anything like that. I mean, it's a business. We understand that. We always say those things. But if you say certain things to the person and you win championships and you have these moments, you don't want to find things out through the media."
The NBA medical staff last week agreed with the findings of the Heat physical that ruled out a Bosh return for training camp.
"That does not mean my NBA career is over," Bosh said of the Heat stance. "There's 29 other teams, it's a whole league. One team does not make up the opinion of everything."
In a video Bosh posted, he appeared to challenge many of the touchtones the organization stressed during his six seasons.
"It's kind of tough," he said. "We say all these things: the commitment, brotherhood and all these things. And then, for whatever reason, you find out, or I find out like this. So, it hurts.
"You think when you're done playing, this is how it's going to go: You ride off into the sunset, everything is all good, you blow kisses and maybe a couple of tears are shed and everything and the people just send you off. And that's not so much the case with me. So, I guess my career in Miami's done. My career's not done. But I did not expect that at all."
Bosh reiterated what he believes is his destiny to return to the NBA.
"And I feel like it's just some higher power telling me like, 'It's not right now, because if you look at the way things are going with the organization and everything, maybe just right now isn't your time to play basketball,' " Bosh said. "And that's kind of how I took it. And, so, I hear the message loud and clear and I'm just trying to work through it, as best as I can."
Bosh said the pronouncement from Pat Riley was difficult to hear.
"I was in disbelief for a couple of seconds, and then I threw my phone down and stormed out of the room," he said. "I'm glad I didn't break my phone. I wanted to break it, but I didn't.
"This is my reality. You can either make it a good thing or a bad thing. You can either complain or you can just keep moving on. And I just decided to keep moving on."