Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  13 responses

Mario Chalmers Claims He Taught LeBron James the Floater

We often see Mario Chalmers getting chewed out by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade for mistakes made on the court, but Chalmers is a valuable member of the Miami Heat. The young point guard even claims to have taught LeBron an important basketball lesson. From the Palm Beach Post: “LeBron James unleashed another weapon against Indiana, a short floater in the lane that he successfully converted several times in the series. ‘It’s something I have in my bag, if I need to go to it,’ James said. ‘It’s something I needed in that series, with (Roy) Hibbert protecting that rim, and not allowing us to get all the way to the rim at times. Myself and D-Wade and Rio all pulled it out in that series. If I need it in this series, I’ll use it as well.’ What did Mario Chalmers, who uses that shot often, think of James’ version? ‘It was good,’ Chalmers said. ‘But don’t let him fool you. I taught him that.’ Chalmers said they have practiced it together, but ultimately it comes down to court feel.”

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  • Zabba

    So this year he’s learned a decent post-up fadeaway shot plus a floater. If this guy learns one more move this dude will be winning championships, Spurs be damned.

  • Heals

    The problem with teaching LBJ the floater was everytime Mario wanted Bron to release the ball he couldn’t help but to keep it in his hand and dunk it over the defender…

  • gawe

    mario chalmers with another “BIG 4″ proposal

  • greg

    he should teach him the game winning shot while hes at it.

  • Fat Lever

    Guys, he’s not talking about a basketball shot. A floater, in this sense, is the way the smoke floats from the blunt into the air. I mean, it is Mario Chalmers after all.

  • LA Huey

    Fat Lever, I thought he was talking about fecal matter with a high content of fats.

  • ash

    Good looking out Mario. James learning more moves should help him in the next series.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=542782613 The White Charles Barkley

    @gawe more like “Big 3.25″

  • mask

    …and LeBron taught him how to wear a different number


    anybody will be happy letting lebron take their number

  • bike

    and Mario to teach him to shoot the FTs too.

  • Izz

    Chalmers cracks me up. But you gotta respect a guy who consistently gets chewed out by his team and still plays at a high level when need be.

  • Luke Tynan

    I agree 100% and calling him Rio is crazy direspect.