Shane Battier hosted his fifth annual Battioke event Thursday night to raise money for the Battier Take Charge Foundation and shared his feelings regarding former teammate Chris Bosh and ongoing battle with the Miami Heat to return to the court.
Battier's comments were certainly interesting.
"I feel for Chris; I feel for the Heat," Battier said. "Obviously as his friend I'm worried about Chris' health first and foremost. Basketball is a bonus at this point. I know in his heart of hearts he wants to play. There are certain legalities that are an issue here on both sides. And I think the time has not been right to address those. In training camp they'll be addressed. But just as a friend of both the Heat and Chris it's been tough to watch."
Battier said he can see both sides of the argument.
"There's an emotional side, there's a business side, no one is wrong here," Battier said. "I think it's going to come down to the interpretation of the law."
Bosh, who had a second bout with blood clots last season, has been undergoing a battery of tests this week with Heat doctors and has yet to be cleared to return to the court.
The Heat open training camp Tuesday in the Bahamas and host media day on Monday.
Bosh, an 11-time All-Star, will release the second installment of his self-directed documentary on his battle with the Heat and potential return to the court on Friday at 11 a.m. on uninterrupted.com