Bosh, celebrating his 29th birthday, arrived at the party Wednesday night via helicopter and a yacht. Numerous local and social media sites reported that most fellow Heat players were there, including stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, many of them dressed in Saharan garb.
Guests were greeted by a pair of camels — Henri and Jacob — at the door and the birthday cake was a jewel-festooned chocolate elephant ridden by a miniature Bosh figure. Entertainment included belly dancers and fire eaters.
The 6-foot-11 Bosh, now in his 10th NBA season, is averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds for the first-place Heat. His actual birthday was March 24, but the celebration was delayed until Wednesday.
Bosh is planning to play Friday when the Heat visit the Charlotte Bobcats. He went through the entirety of Heat practice Thursday, at times laughing with teammates as usual.
"I've always easily just been able to come here and play basketball, no matter what's happened," Bosh said. "I guess the worst of it is just lack of sleep. That's really it. Everything else is just a process and that took a while last night. We'll eventually get to where we need to go."
AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this story.
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