It's only been a few games into the season, and there's a player already on David Stern's crap list. That player is Miami's Mario Chalmers, and he's not happy about it.
Chalmers tagged Dirk Nowitzki with a flying elbow during the Heat's game against the Mavericks. Apparently, he did not learn from catching a flagrant from smacking Blake Griffin's neck with his forearm last week. After getting a fine from that incident, Chalmers got tagged with a one-game suspension. The penalty will cost him $36,000, which is a more expensive than the $15,000 fine he got for the Griffin hit. If Stern is feeling a little trigger-happy, he can get Chalmers for a couple more Gs for his response tweet:
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
The loss of Chalmers shouldn't be that big of a deal against the Bobcats, but the guard probably should keep his limbs as close to his torso as possible. Stern the Gangster is watching.