Mario Chalmers doesn’t get a lot of respect.
From the media, heck, even from his teammates, who have famously yelled at him many times during games and practices.
But his pals definitely appreciate him deep down, and maybe it’s time everyone else should as well.
Chalmers is a winner.
Ask John Calipari, Memphis Tigers fans or Oklahoma City supporters.
The Kansas product famously hit a game-winning three-pointer to win the 2008 NCAA championship over the Tigers.
Then he started all 82 games of his rookie season, despite being the 34th pick of the 2008 draft and, after some time coming off of the bench, has again been Miami’s starting point guard the past two seasons.
He’s mostly in that spot because he and Norris Cole give the team excellent defence, size and athleticism from the position, but it’s also because of his fearlessness and shot-making ability.
Chalmers is not afraid to step up.