The Miami Heat are facing an unusual situation. The once glorious championship team is now faced with the underdogs of the league in the form of the Charlotte Hornets. With a veteran like Dwyane Wade on the roster, it comes as a surprise that the current NBA playoffs 2016 record of the Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets series is at 3-2. Although the Hassan Whiteside team is leading the series, the fact that the Michael Jordan team is playing without star player Nicolas Batum baffles fans of the former LeBron James squad. With the current state of things, the Miami Heat fans are calling for the return of Chris Bosh to serve as the support system of D-Wade.
Bosh has been out of the Miami Heat lineup due to his health concern involving blood clots. While he declared his intention and capability to return and help his team in the NBA playoffs 2016, the Luol Deng squad still refused to put him back in the lineup. In fact, Bosh's wife even started a social media campaign, called BringBoshBack, to help her husband's return to the team. Despite the clamor of fans, the Miami Heat decided to stand by their decision to not play Bosh.
"I remain positive that I will be able to return this season," said Bosh in an earlier statement regarding his future with the Miami Heat. However, the NBA team responded with a statement that contradicted Bosh's claim. The team announced, "There is no update. He [Bosh] is out still indefinitely."
Meanwhile, Wade has finally acknowledged that their NBA playoffs 2016 journey might come to an end in the hands of Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker. In their recent losses to the Charlotte Hornets, the Miami Heat star admitted that the aggression and competition offered by the Steve Clifford team shocked their group. However, they will come back stronger than ever and finish the series versus the Charlotte Hornets strong.
"Their effort was greater. We made one or two efforts, but they made four or five and that's what a desperate team does. We have to understand that," Wade said of the Charlotte Hornets. "It's our first playoff road game together. It's good for us. Now we've gotta sit and look, and don't think it's gonna be easy. It's good that everyone now sees that this is gonna be a dogfight. There's a reason we both had the same record during the year. They're just as good as we are."