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Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 1:45 pm  |  25 responses

Mario Chalmers Hosting a Charity Exhibition Game in Alaska


Mario Chalmers’ charity game won’t be the most star-studded of the NBA lockout, but no other game so far can claim to have been hosted in a more exotic location. From the Sun-Sentinel: “Drawing from each phase of his basketball career, Chalmers has assembled a roster of players with ties to his time as a prep star in Alaska, as a national champion at the University of Kansas and as a pro in South Florida. ‘It’s official folks,’ the Heat free-agent point guard posted on his Twitter account Thursday night. The Dec. 1 game will be played at Sullivan Arena, which seats 7,987 … Among those committed to the game are Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, the league’s other player from Alaska, who played at Douglas High in Juneau; former Kansas players Brandon Rush, Marcus Morris, Markeif Morris, Julian Wright and Cole Aldrich; current Heat teammates Chris Bosh and Dexter Pittman; former Heat teammates Daequan Cook and Michael Beasley; as well as DeAndre Jordan, Terrence Williams, John Wall, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Nate Robinson, Spencer Hawes and Iman Shumpert … The game will be played at NBA length and under NBA rules, with tickets priced from $25 to $150. The game will benefit Alaska Hoops, Inc., which raises funds for area sports programs, and the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation, which runs Mario’s Closet, a shop at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas, that provides free or low-cost items for cancer patients.”

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  • Enigmatic

    Got my ticket.
    Cue the ignorant comments about Alaska…
    And LOL @ Anchorage being called “exotic”.

  • Enigmatic

    I’ll be there

  • Enigmatic

    LOL @ Anchorage being called “exotic”.
    I’ll see y’all there, got my ticket already.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    word to enigmatic

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    there u go enig, he should have called up trajan langdon

  • Enigmatic

    ARGH!!!!!!!! Commenting sucks…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    POPCORN MUSCLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Enigmatic

    “GIMME DAT SH*T!!!!!!!”

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Finally, athletes in Alaska will outnumber Polar Bears.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Will Glen Rice already be in town for this event?

  • http://nbasobrietystrike.blogspot.com/ CoolWhip

    hahahaha spit, I made the same joke to Enig on twitter.
    Over/under exclamation marks Enigmatic uses in this thread: 82

  • fruizm

    @Enigmatic….remember that a lot of people in the US havent even traveled outside their own COUNTY….so I bet Anchorage would be pretty exotic for them!

  • MikeC.

    I’ve been to Nunavet, which is the Canadian version of Alaska. Nothing exotic there unless you consider limited daylight and excessive alcohol abuse exotic. Also toothless women. On a positive note, I learned that Mario Chalmers is from Alaska. Knowledge is power.

  • Enigmatic

    So..is it ok to comment again?
    Or will these be one of the dozens that never shows up?
    Let’s see…
    @spit hot fiyah – The Alaskan Assassin here would be dope.
    @Soop – there you go talking that bs again! Lol
    @fruizm – I know, but it’s still cause Anchorage is like any other small city. There’s no polar bears, igloos or any of that sh*t like people think.
    @MikeC – Limited daylight, excessive alcohol abuse and tothless chicks? Definitely the Alaska of Canada! Lol
    @CoolWhip – !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Don’t listen to him. The reason he’s had trouble commenting is because he is on the run, in an igloo, hiding from a Polar Bear, Living off the fish he pulls from the ice with his bare hands.

  • Enigmatic

    Oh, and @LakeShow – Glen Rice and Sarah Palin both NEED to be there.
    Could have a 25 year anniversary event for the day Rice smashed Palin.
    Maybe Glen Rice Jr. of Georgia Tech and Bristol Palin could have a re-enactment during halftime to commemorate the event (too much?)

  • Enigmatic

    Soop – Jan Brewer can go to hell!!!!!!!
    Lol I got nothing…

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    LMAO, I really got no problem with Alaska. But it’s basically a wide-open lay-up.

  • Enigmatic

    True.
    And props to SLAM if this comment shows up, cause that would be like 5 in a row that do!

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Too much… but LMAO

  • O

    My nucca Enigmatic is finally gonna have something to do in Alaska. Beware them UFO’s. We all saw “Fourth Kind.” Lolol

  • MUBWAR

    wasn’t even aware chalmers was from alaska

  • hushabomb

    Here’s a question. Can anyone at Slam go up there and film the game. Then stream it on SlamTV? Whilst everyone is about to start exhibition matches, can anyone start doing this so we can get a look at the games???

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    THAT IS GOING TO BE AN EXCITING GAME, EXCEPT FOR EVIL PARROT FACE.
    BLAMEALASKA
    ENIGMATIC, WHY ARENT YOU BLUE ANYMORE? ITS KINDA HARD TO FIND YOU

  • Enigmatic

    SLAM needs to do a “Which NBA player are you?” for Boozer and Aladdin’s Iago. LMAO
    I’ve had a hard time with comments not showing up, tried everything. For some reason, not having a link seems to work.
    #BLAMEALASKA

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