The Chris Bosh and Miami Heat situation just gets uglier all of the time.
But, one positive thing that has come out of this episode for the All-Star forward is his determination to play in the NBA once again.
In a long blog post, mostly dedicated to the fans of the Heat franchise, Bosh said in no uncertain terms that he would play in the NBA once again.
"That does not mean my NBA career is over," Bosh said of the Heat stance. "There's 29 other teams, it's a whole league. One team does not make up the opinion of everything."
Heat president Pat Riley appears to have lit a fire under the former Toronto Raptors man and many feel Bosh has been harshly treated down in South Beach.
Essentially, the 32-year-old has three years and $76 million left on his Miami contract, but the franchise plans to file for 'salary relief' if Bosh doesn't play again before February 9, the one-year anniversary of his last game.
The organisation's doctors insist Bosh will have to take blood thinners for the rest of his career if he is to continue on the hardwood and his blood clot problems that have blighted the past two years of his game will not go away.
It's a sad state of affairs for Bosh and certainly not how one of the game's finest forwards deserves to go out.