Basketball - Bosh officially re-signs with Heat

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- Chris Bosh made it official on Wednesday, inking a new deal with the NBA's Miami Heat that was reportedly worth $118 million over five years.

After testing the free agent market, 30-year-old Bosh turned down a maximum offer from the Houston Rockets to return to Miami, even as superstar team-mate LeBron James opted to leave the Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"Chris Bosh is a two-time NBA champion and one of the most versatile big men in the league," said Miami president Pat Riley. "I think he's going to have the opportunity of a lifetime leading this team next season."

AFP