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] was more of a conscious thing of winning, helpi...