Chris Bosh reaffirms desire to play; Heat say he's out indefinitely

— -- Chris Bosh and his wife appeared to break weeks of silence about his status with the Miami Heat with social media posts Tuesday that reaffirmed his desire to return to the court. But the Heat re-stated their position there are no plans for him to play.

Bosh's wife Adrienne, who is active on social media and in the Miami community, started a hashtag on Twitter Tuesday that read #BringBoshBack and retweeted several tweets from media members about how the Heat miss Bosh in their series with the Charlotte Hornets. Bosh himself later posted a video on social media of him shooting in an empty AmericanAirlines Arena with the message "Still got it."

The coordinated effort followed two losses to the Hornets to even the series 2-2. Bosh was in Charlotte with the team but has avoided interviews for months.

The two sides have been in an unusual stalemate since March 10, when Bosh released a statement from his personal public relations firm saying "I remain positive that I will be able to return this season."

Following the posts, the Heat repeated their position since February as spokesman Tim Donovan told ESPN: "There is no update. He is out still indefinitely."

The team has never officially given a reason for Bosh's absence and coach Erik Spoelstra and president Pat Riley have not echoed Bosh's position that he will play again this season.

For Bosh to be cleared to return to playing he would have to be cleared by Heat doctors. Bosh has not been cleared and the Heat don't believe any NBA team would likely clear him under the circumstances, a source told ESPN.

Bosh has been sidelined since the All-Star break with an undisclosed medical condition. In his March statement, he said he was "currently is not dealing with active blood clots." Bosh suffered blood clots in his lungs in 2015 that ended his season. As he recovered, he was placed on blood-thinning medication that made it impossible for him to play contact basketball.