With the Miami Heat on the cusp of their fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance, one of their famous 'big three' has today come out and confirmed he plans to stay with the franchise next season.
Chris Bosh gave the answer Miami Heat fans have been hoping to hear when speaking to reporters Wednesday ahead of the Heat's crucial playoff game with the Indiana Pacers:
"I don't want to go anywhere. I like it here. It's Miami," Bosh told ESPN Radio.
The veteran forward also admitted that he is more than happy to accept a sub-market contract offer if it means he can continue to wear the Heat Jersey in 2014-15:
"If that's what it takes," came his response when asked about taking a lower value offer.
Speculation concerning Bosh and his Miami teammates, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James has been rife in recent months with all three platers having the option to opt out of their Heat contracts after the 2013-14 season has come to a close.
But the comments from Bosh are a positive sign for all concerned in Miami, with the Heat fan base surely hoping that Wade and James follow suit in the near future.
Bosh has, so far this season, has averaged 16.2 points and 6.6 rebounds as the Heat look for to three-peat.