LeBron James goes after Mario Chalmers during a timeout then apologizes
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LeBron said he had an extra “incentive” to play in the Pacers game even though he wasn’t 100% because of an ankle injury. With that extra “incentive” LeBron played the game with a high level on intensity and in the 3rd quarter, he got very heated with Mario “used to being yelled at by teammates” Chalmers and had to be restrained. In the minutes leading up to the timeout, Chalmers missed a 3 pointer and committed a foul on Paul George while attempting a 3 pointer.
During the 4th quarter, LeBron and Chalmers had another moment but this time it was in the form of a LeBron apology.
After the the game, which saw the Heat beat the Pacers 97-94, LeBron took to Twitter to publicly apologize to Mario.
I love @mchalmers15 like a blood brother! I was wrong and apologized to him! We good and will always be good. I ride wit him any & every day
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 19, 2013
All good big bro @KingJames. At the end of the day we brothas and nothin gonna change that
— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) December 19, 2013
Wow — LeBron had to be restrained from going after Chalmers during timeout. Maddest I’ve ever seen LeBron get.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 19, 2013
LeBron showed his leadership tonight. First yelling at Chalmers in timeout for playing bad basketball then later apologizing saying my bad.
— Marc Bowers (@marcbowers7) December 19, 2013