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Udonis Haslem

Heat's Bosh returns, not looking back at last season's scare

Getting a reminder that the looming Miami Heat season debut marks the 13th opening night of his professional career made Chris Bosh pretend to cringe a tiny bit.

"It's 13?" Bosh asked. "Good grief."

Make no mistake, he was feigning the disdain.

Bosh insists that opening night — Miami hosts Charlotte on Wednesday in the season opener for both clubs — will not have any overly sentimental feelings attached. Not ever after the 6-foot-11 forward's season ended and career was essentially threatened last February when blood clots found their way to one of his lungs.

He was suddenly in the health fight of his life.

It will have...