Mario Chalmers has high respect for his Eastern rivals. One of them was his college rival.
Derrick Rose(Memphis) played against Chalmers in the 2008 NCAA title game, with Chalmers’ Kansas team winning out.
We might see a rematch in May, Derrick Rose still leading a team while Chalmers plays a supporting role in a stronger team. Deja vu, but will the result be the same?
Mario Chalmers is having a short summer, for a good reason.
“The East is going to be a beast this year,” Chalmers said. “It’s going to be tough competition every night. Brooklyn’s making moves, Indiana just got Luis Scola, Derrick Rose coming back to the Bulls, it’s going to be a tough Eastern Conference this year. At the same time, we’ll still do what we do to try to get that third championship that we want.”
“Last season is over,” Chalmers said. “Time to get ready for the next one.”