Posted May 03, 2012

Report: Heat’s Chris Bosh Will Play Against Knicks, 16 Hours After Son’s Birth

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Chris Bosh welcomed a son into the world less than 24 hours ago back home in Miami, but he’s back in New York now and expected to play in the Miami Heat’s Game 3 meeting with the Knicks tonight, reports ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

Bosh said yesterday that he did not expect his wife, Adrienne, to be giving birth anytime soon, but she surprisingly went into labor last night and Bosh was rushed onto a private plane back to Miami. Adrienne Bosh gave birth to a healthy son, Jackson Bosh, at about 3 a.m.

Bosh landed back in New York at 4:30 p.m. today. He’s not well rested but expected to play anyway.

“This is a great way to get away from it, to come back here and play the game of basketball,” teammmate LeBron James said. “To get away from the kid and get away from everything that’s going on with that. I mean that’s what I did, I got away from my family and I was able to go play in the Finals. … I would bet he’d be here, this is a huge game.”