Chris Bosh admitted he was “close” to leaving the Miami Heat. He waited till July 12 to announce he was signing with the Heat, only after LeBron James left for Cleveland. He was pursued by the Houston Rockets prior to signing.
“I think you’re always in a situation where it is close even if you don’t leave because teams got very aggressive on me,” he said via ESPN. And I guess as soon as LeBron made up his mind, that’s when everything could fall in line. But I was just waiting, so I didn’t know what was going on.”