Chalmers Demonstrates Big-Game Prowess
This is why he’s (Mario Chalmers) here. And this is why, with the Heat holding his $4 million option this summer, he’ll stick around. This is what makes him different, what makes his value impossible to measure by conventional statistics, what allows the Heat to tolerate his lapses in concentration, his consistent inconsistency.
This is what Mario Chalmers does. This, at this point, is who he is.
“You can’t teach that quality, that big-game guts,” coach Erik Spoelstra said after Chalmers catalyzed the Heat’s 103-84 victory in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
He was leading — yes, leading — a lethal group that has hardly been deployed, one including James, Chris Andersen, Ray Allen and Mike Miller.