Tuesday Hotness

  • Zach Lowe at SI.com interviews Mario Chalmers, who is set to be a restricted free agent, about all sorts of stuff about last season and the future. Lowe mentioned that his ball-handling skills will come in handy in Miami, to which Chalmers responded, "That’s one scenario. But I’m still a young guy in the NBA. Maybe all my years won’t be in Miami, you know? Maybe I’ll go someplace where I have to do different things." Great read from a typically reserved player.

  • It's been five months. Has Pat Riley moved on from the Finals loss yet? Palm Beach Post writer Ethan Skolnick caught up with him on Tuesday. "I was very angry for a while ... But I'm over it," Riley said.

  • If you haven't seen LeBron's full in-depth interview at The Guardian, set aside some (err, lots of) time and give it a read.

  • Is there a LeBron curse? The Oregon Ducks became just the latest college gridiron squad to lose with LeBron in attendance, CBSSports.com's Matt Moore writes.

  • Is LeBron underpaid by $40 million? One study says so and I tend to agree. Although where I might disagree is the assertion that Kevin Love was more valuable last season.

  • Add "throwing a shoe" to Dwyane Wade's repertoire. Seriously, who throws a shoe?

  • Shaq characterized Pat Riley's rigorous training practices as "Gestapo conditioning" in his new book. Riley had this to say (as told to the South Florida Sun Sentinel): “He’s marketing. He’s a marketer. He’s just marketing right now. That’s all he’s doing. I’m trying to figure out whether or not Hannibal Lecter, the Gestapo or John Gotti, I don’t know which one is worse. They’re all equally insulting. But Coach is good enough for me.”

  • Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew celebrated a touchdown by doing LeBron's signature powder toss sans powder.