Chalmers Confidence a Gift and Curse?
Even in this, his fourth season, trusting in (Mario) Chalmers comes with its Maalox moments.
Like late in the Celtics series when (Erik) Spoelstra chose to defend Rajon Rondo with (Dwyane) Wade, leaving Chalmers with the complicated responsibility of defending Ray Allen.
Did Chalmers know the principles and strategies involved in defending Allen?
“That’s a loaded question,” Spoelstra said, laughing and never actually bothering to answer said question.
That’s where the yelling comes in. Sometimes there’s no other way to communicate with a player whose mind says “all-time great,” but whose actual game says “slow your roll.”
“No matter what, no matter how tough we are on him, he actually thinks he’s the best player on this team,” Wade said. “That’s a gift and a curse.”
The “gift” portion of Chalmers’ mentality was on full display in Tuesday’s Game 4.