UPDATE: Saturday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 pm ET by Adam Fromal
Mario Chalmers suspended for Saturday's game in Charlotte, and another suspension could be looming. http://t.co/jPGg6vDQjz— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) November 16, 2013
He'll miss Saturday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. For what it's worth, Chalmers thinks the suspension is unmerited, claiming that he's in no way a dirty player.
Never in my career been a dirty player. It's clear that my arm was being held and that's wat caused me to hit dirk. Enough is enough man— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) November 16, 2013
My teammates gonna hold it down for me tonight against the bobcats. Can't wait till Tuesday night. It's startin to get personal now— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) November 16, 2013
B/R's Ethan Skolnick confirms this, claiming that the tweets are consistent with what was said in the Miami locker room.
That tweet from @mchalmers15 is consistent with what he said last night in the locker room: trying to get his arm free from Dalembert.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) November 16, 2013
Regardless, the Heat will be without their starting point guard against the surprising 'Cats.
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Things got a little chippy down the stretch when Heat guard Mario Chalmers was ejected from the game for this foul on Dirk Nowitzki.
Chalmers clearly did not agree with the ejection (which you can see at 1:40 in the video above).
This is the second time in a little more than a week in which Chalmers has gotten in trouble for a hard foul on an opposing player. He was fined $15,000 for this hit last week on the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin:
Someone needs to remind Chalmers that he won't get the benefit of the doubt, from either the refs or the league office, if he continues taking out one star player per week.