Mario Chalmers is ready for a new challenge
Because Miami Heat fans, the name Mario Chalmers brings back memories of the days gone by, where he would offer moments of brilliance followed by some epic missteps. At the end of the day, the front player was more than the second because he was an integral secondary player to Miami’s Big Three in their championship runs.
On Tuesday night, it was reported that former Kansas player Jayhawk would return in hopes of eventually making a return to the NBA. Reporter JD Shaw confirmed that the player, through his agent, both confirmed the story that Chalmers signed in the NBA G League.
This decision was made with the goal of being able to return to the United States and finish his career “where it began”.
“It was my first time joining the NBA. I have never had a dream of leaving a basketball game abroad, so this would be a great way to end my career. Just being back home in front of the fans has helped me get to where I am today,” Chalmers said in an interview with Hoopsrumors.com.
What happened to Mario Chalmers
As for the previous pick in the second round, he spoke of his return from various years where he overcame a serious Achilles injury and re-emerged in Europe.
It was his time in Miami, however, where he became the starting point guard of the team. In 2014, Chalmers was one of several players, along with LeBron James, to leave South Florida. There he joined the Memphis Grizzlies
His final stop before heading to the G-League was in Puerto Rico with Índios de Mayagüez, where he signed back in September. This comes days after the team announced the change. coach when they hired former Capitanes de Arecibo assistant Xavier Aponte as the new coach.
Prior to his brief stint in Puerto Rico, Chalmers played in Italy and Greece. Earlier this year, he played with Aris in Greece.
During his career in Europe, his greatest success was witnessed during his days at Virtus Bologna when they won the Champions League Basketball Championship in 2019.
Knowing what he could contribute over the past few years, Chalmers knew he could play whatever role was needed to help a team qualify for the knockout stages.
“I have a lot left in the tank,” said Chalmers. “I have fresh legs, a fresh body, and I’m ready for the NBA all-around once again. A lot of teams are fighting for those 16 playoffs, so at the end of the day, if someone gets injured or COVID becomes an issue, I’m available,” emphasized Chalmers.
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