“I Didn’t Call Him a Bi**h”: LeBron James’ Teammate Mario Chalmers Clarifies Comments During Miami Heat’s Infamous ‘Huddle’

Jeet Pukhrambam
|Published 18/03/2023

To take ownership of your wrongdoing is praise-worthy. It takes a lot of courage to open up about the truth. And especially more so if you need to talk about the truth about something you did in front of the camera. Just ask Mario Chalmers, his whole NBA legacy is based on one clip alone! That is a lot of judgment to be made from just a few seconds of video.

If you are still wondering, we are referring to the incident on the bench during LeBron James’ Miami Heat era. The same one where he almost pounced on Mario Chalmers.

But when asked about what Mario actually told LBJ, he chose to clarify his comments and it is endearing.

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“I Didn’t Call Him a Bi**h”: LeBron James’ Teammate Mario Chalmers tells the truth about scuffle incident during Miami Heat days

Not often that we see a player own up to an incident as big as this. At the time and still, we have covered it from time to time. LeBron being furious was a sight. And to see a player stand up to him was an even bigger deal.

But what exactly happened? Chalmers finally clarified it on the Playmaker podcast.

He didn’t call him the “B-word” instead he said he had to stand up to LeBron how a younger brother would. And we definitely respect him for that.

Chalmers elucidated on why he had to step up, citing that the team was playing rather poorly before that time out. LeBron himself had later acknowledged that Chalmers calling him out was spot on.

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LeBron James’s epic time with the Miami Heat

It is no secret LeBron James’ impact on the Miami Heat was significant. Both on and off the court, he made his presence felt and to a certain extent even changed the course of history for the franchise.

James’ on-court impact was felt in many ways. He was a dominant scorer and playmaker, averaging 26.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game during his time with the Heat. He also brought a level of intensity and leadership to the team that helped them perform at their best in high-pressure situations, just ask Dwyane Wade.

Off the court, his impact also resonated throughout the community. He was involved in various charitable endeavors and helped raise awareness for important causes.

Reasons like this are why he remains the Heat’s greatest player. Ever. He is looking to make a name for himself in Los Angeles now. So far, he has done well.

As his return from a foot injury is closer than ever, expectations are high. How far will the Lakers go? Only time will tell.

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Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam is TheSportsRush's editor and creative writer. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet has created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. His interest in NBA started with the ascendancy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2016-17 season. Since then, Jeet has managed to coalesce his knowledge of the game and his writing to create pieces that are reflective of the current state of the league. In his free time, he enjoys techno, football, cooking, and traveling. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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