TAG: Mario Chalmers

NBA / Oct 11, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: LeBron Embraces Chalmers, Wade After Cavs-Heat Preseason Game

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in an overtime thriller on Saturday that lived up to the hype surrounding LeBron James’ first game against his former team. Well, sort of. The score is real, but it belies the actual story: Cleveland was in control for the game’s majority until both teams rested their regular players at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and LeBron was noticeably disengaged from the opening tip. One thing we actually learned (or confirmed), though? All is well with James and his spurned teammates. Read More »

Smack / Oct 11, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Chalmers: Kyrie Will Have To Adjust To LeBron’s Leadership Style

LeBron James, Mario Chalmers

Mario Chalmers is a solid NBA player, and was certainly influential to the Miami Heat’s unprecedented success over the past four seasons. But casual fans don’t know the University of Kansas product for his quick hands, clutch shooting, or oft questionable decision-making. Instead, they see Chalmers as the internet meme he so quickly became during his time playing with LeBron James – as The King’s on-court whipping boy. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 22, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Miami Heat Won’t Abandon Small-Ball

Erik Spoelstra

LeBron James was the Miami Heat’s identity over the past four seasons. The inverted offense and hyper-aggressive defense that became the team’s calling-card were certainly bigger than one player, but would still not have been implemented without the singular force Erik Spoelstra frequently called “1-through-5.” It made sense, then, to expect wholesale schematic changes for Miami in 2014-2015 given James’ departure, but apparently Spoelstra and company will stay true to the systems going forward that helped the Heat to so much recent success. Read More »

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 »