TAG: Mario Chalmers

Smack / Sep 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

Mario Chalmers Says Heat Deferred To LeBron Too Much In The NBA Finals

Mario Chalmers

LeBron James averaged 28.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game for the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, and shot scintillating marks of 57.1 percent from the field and 51.9 percent from three-point range. More impressive? The King did it all against Gregg Popovich, one of the greatest coaches of all-time, who helmed an elite defense forged by Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, and a seamless, team-wide commitment to scheme. James’ matters certainly weren’t made easier by the performance of his supporting cast, either: Dwyane Wade was two steps slow, Chris Bosh hardly rose to the occasion, and the Heat’s banged-up, depleted peripheral pieces struggled to make a positive impact on either end of the floor. Read More »

Smack / Jul 19, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Chalmers: “I Never Thought Anybody Would Want To Leave Miami For Cleveland”

Mario Chalmers

Mario Chalmers was often the on-court whipping boy of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh over the past few years, but the Miami Heat’s Big Three were always quick to dismiss those many disagreements as nothing more than typical familial strife. They frequently called Chalmers their little brother, James even doing so in his letter for Sports Illustrated that announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. That very public bit of lasting goodwill between the former teammates not withstanding, though, Chalmers says he still can’t understand why anyone would want to leave Miami for Cleveland. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jun 26, 2014 / 11:00 am

Did Mario Chalmers Shade LeBron On Instagram?

LeBron James, Mario Chalmers

The Miami Heat got destroyed in the 2014 NBA Finals even though LeBron James led both teams in player efficiency rating during the series. He just didn’t get the support from the Heat he needed to stop the well-oiled San Antonio machine. In particular, Heat PG Mario Chalmers struggled, and everybody noticed — including ‘Bron. Consequently, did ‘Rio lob a grenade at his teammate with an obfuscated message on Instagram earlier this week? Read More »

Latest News / Jun 15, 2014 / 8:08 pm

Miami Heat Start Ray Allen In Place Of Mario Chalmers For Game 5

Mario Chalmers

With his team on the brink of elimination, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made an adjustment to his starting lineup for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Ray Allen will start in place of embattled point guard Mario Chalmers, who has scored just 14 points on 5-18 shooting in the series’ first four games. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 18, 2014 / 5:12 pm

Video: Mario Chalmers Alley-Oop To LeBron James

LeBron James, Paul George

The Pacers eviscerated the Heat’s defense in the first half. The only reason the Heat weren’t down by more than 10 was the efficient shooting of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. In the former’s case, this jam off the Mario Chalmers lob is a big reason why. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 12, 2014 / 10:43 pm

GIF: Mario Chalmers Flies In For The Slam

Mario Chalmers

In a Game 4 Eastern Semifinal matchup between the Nets and Heat that became a one-man show for Miami, Mario Chalmers took advantage. He hesitated after a high screen knocked Shaun Livingston aside, and with most of Brooklyn worried about LeBron James, ‘Rio took it all the way to the basket for the slam. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

NBA Players React On Twitter To Donald Sterling’s Lifetime Ban

Donald Sterling

Earlier this afternoon in a live news conference, Adam Silver announced he has banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and is fully committed to forcing him to sell his franchise. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 26, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Chris Bosh Says He & LeBron James Are Staying In Miami

Chris Bosh, LeBron James

Somewhat lost in the shuffle of teams hoping to land Carmelo Anthony in free agency this summer, and thankfully ignored in favor of the Heat’s attempts to 3-peat, are the impending player options Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh have this summer in Miami. But during a radio appearance on the Dan Le Batard Show in Miami Tuesday morning, Bosh answered “true” when asked if he and James were staying in South Beach. Read More »

NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Mario Chalmers Is Miami’s Biggest X-Factor

Mario Chalmers

Speaking softly, humble, but with the confidence and cadence of a veteran who has seen and done everything the game has asked of him, Mario Chalmers off the court doesn’t deviate too far from the player we see on the court.

He most certainly is not the whipping boy you have been led to believe. He is an essential piece to this Miami Heat roster that has won the past two NBA titles. It’s even arguable the Heat could have overcome LeBron James‘s struggles in the 2011 Finals had Mario replaced Mike Bibby in the starting lineup sooner than Game 6. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 3, 2014 / 11:23 pm

Video: LeBron James Goes Above Backboard Square For One-Handed Jam

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

It is no secret that LeBron James is downright lethal in the open court, and in the second quarter on Monday night he showed the fans another example of why. After an errant pass from the Pistons’ Josh Smith, the ball landed in the hands of Dwyane Wade, who pushed it up the court to Mario Chalmers. Read More »