Found October 10, 2013 on Heat Rising:
PLAYERS: Mario ChalmersRay Allen
TEAMS: Miami Heat
The Miami Heat's starting point guard is a little lighter these days. Mario Chalmers was forced to lose 10 pounds in a week after losing a bet to Ray Allen. From Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentintel: "[The bet] started with Ray," Chalmers said. "Ever since then, I just got a little extra push. I've just been working harder. We wanted to three-peat. They all said, 'We need you to be the head of the team, you need to be in tip-top shape and we need you to lead by example.' " The weight loss was overshadowed during training camp because of Allen's physique gaining all the attention. Chalmers, too, put in the offseason work. He eliminated fried foods and soda from his diet, dining more on salads. While this is a funny story, Chalmers says he's already seeing the benefits of the lost wager. "I feel a lot faster. It helps me get to different spaces on the court and small cracks easier. [Losing the weight...

Mario Chalmers lost ten pounds after bet with Ray Allen

If you happen to notice that Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers looks a little more smelt, that’s because he has lost some weight during the offseason and it appears that Ray Allen is reason why. Recently, Chalmers made a bet with Ray Allen regarding his weight and since the bet, he dropped ten pounds: “[The bet] started with Ray,” Chalmers said. “Ever since then, I just got...

Michael Beasley injures himself after punching his head

The Timberwolves' recent injury history has been awful enough. Just imagine if Michael Beasley were still around. The former Minnesota forward, according to the Miami Herald, was so upset with himself after a travel call in the Miami Heat's preseason game Thursday, he began punching himself in the head. The self-inflicted blows were forceful enough he ended up with a swollen...

LeBron James scores 20, Norris Cole adds 15 in Heat win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- LeBron James scored 20 points and Norris Cole added 15 to give the Miami Heat an 86-75 preseason victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night at the Sprint Center. Mario Chalmers, who played at nearby Kansas, scored 10 points for Miami (3-0), while Michael Beasley, who played at Kansas State, added 13. Cole scored eight points, including two 3-pointers...

Michael Beasley receives medical treatment after punching himself in the head

Yeah, you read that headline correctly. New acquired Miami Heat forward, and former Heat first-round draft pick, Michael Beasley, received medical treatment after Thursday night’s 112-107 preseason win over the Pistons, in Detroit. Beasley had a solid out, notching 9 points in 9 minutes of play. The bizarre incident in where Beasley struck himself in the head multiple times occurred...

D-Wade Plans to Play Thursday

Dwyane Wade, who sat out the Heat's first preseason game on Monday for rest purposes, said he plans to play in Thursday night's exhibition game against the Pistons, according to ESPNs Michael Wallace. The Heat practiced Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena before leaving for a back-to-back set that starts in Detroit and continues against theCharlotte Bobcats in Kansas...

Michael Beasley Needed Post-Game Medical Attention After Punching Himself For Missing Shot

Michael Beasley beat himself up over missing a shot Thursday night…literally. Beasley reportedly required medically attention after the Heat’s 112-107 win over Detroit from repeatedly punching himself in the head. According to Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald: Upset with himself over missing a shot, Beasley started punching himself in the head while running back on defense...

LeBron Advocates For Lewis

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LeBron James is hot... because of the fire

The NBA loves its intro videos. Some teams go over the top to bring their teams to the court and introduce them to the fans. They whip the fans into a frenzy and set the tone for the team's identity and the team. If that is what an intro video is supposed to do, then the Heat's intro video probably exemplifies exactly what the team is all about. Shirtless. Doing dead...

Norris Cole Talks Trade Rumors

It would have been easy for Norris Cole to be shaken up after a Fox Sports rumor surfaced last week that the Heat had explored trading him. But Cole says he didn't even think about it. From Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald: “I didn’t think anything of it because I can’t control what goes on in the business aspect of it,” Cole said. “All I can control is...

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Michael Beasley Requires Treatment After Punching Self in Head

Yeah, you read that headline right. Recent Miami Heat addition Michael Beasley made his debut with the squad last night in the team’s 112-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons, but many people have mixed feelings about his performance.  Beasley tallied 9 points, 2 rebounds, and one assist in nine minutes on the court with Heat, ...The post Michael Beasley Requires Treatment After...

Dwyane Wade soars for fastbreak dunk against Pistons

With only a three game night in the Association, the Miami Heat tilt against the Detroit Pistons provided us with a notable highlight. The play came in the third quarter as Miami Heat’s LeBron James found Dwyane Wade on a fastbreak for an easy one-handed slam dunk: *** Wade image courtesy of Getty Images

VIDEO: Kyrie Irving promises young Cavs fan he won’t pull a LeBron

Cleveland Caveliers fans are like daddyless kids who fear any father figure who enters their lives will eventually leave them like all the rest.  Ever since LeBron James took his talents to Miami, the feeling of abandonment remains real for Cavs fans.  The emotional baggage is heavy.  Unfortunately, Kyrie Irving is now tasked with healing those broken hearts, continuously assuring...

Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons Recap

Final Score: Miami Heat: 112 – Detroit Pistons: 107 The Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons game was a bit closer than you’d expect it to be. Since the Pistons had a 5-point game with the defending-champion Heat, that automatically makes them title contenders…obviously. In reality, though, this was actually a really solid game, and we ...The post Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons Recap...


The heat is on: Perhaps feeling the weight of a second chance with Miami, Beasley is clobbering himself to succeed. Thursday night during Miami’s 112-97 preseason win over Detroit, Heat forward MICHAEL BEASLEY literally beat himself up by punching himself repeatedly in the head. This, according to the Miami Herald: Upset with himself over missing a shot, Beasley started punching...
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