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.