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To hear LeBron James tell it, Chris Andersen converting his first 3-pointer in more than four years hardly was a shock Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Milwaukee Bucks. James said he's seen it in practice from Birdman, when Ray Allen, James Jones, Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers are testing their 3-point range on game days. "They start shootaround out with knockout," James said of the drill when you attempt to make a shot before the person in line in front of you converts. "Ray, J.J., Shane, Rio and Bird. Bird has been in the finals before, I don't know if he has ever won one before, but he has been in the final with all those great shooters." Andersen's conversion at the shot-clock buzzer lifted him to 3 of 25 from beyond the arc over his career. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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The Miami Heat are expected to be without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Ray Allen because of various nagging injuries for Friday's road game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said all four players continued to receive treatment during Thursday's light practice at AmericanAirlines Arena before the team's flight to Charlotte. James, Wade and Chalmers have missed the past three games and have not played since Friday's win at New Orleans. ESPN.com

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Minor nicks, as Heat coach Erik Spoelstra put it, will keep Miami starters LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers from playing against the New York Knicks. Spoelstra ruled all three out for Tuesday night's game, with James battling hamstring tightness and Wade and Chalmers dealing with right ankle sprains. "Everybody's human," Spoelstra said. ESPN.com

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Prior to Sunday’s Heat game in San Antonio, which Chalmers missed with a sore right ankle, I asked if he had seen Felton’s comments. He nodded. Did he think it was odd to read something like that?: “I don’t think I’ve got everybody’s respect. I’m still working on that. But everybody’s entitled to how they feel.” So, after a championship — and a second straight strong NBA Finals — what is it going to take? “Who knows? Who knows? I mean, people are going to say whatever. The only thing that matters to me is I’ve got my teammates’ respect, my coaches’ respect, and I know what I can do.” How did he find out about what Felton said? “I was actually on Twitter, and somebody tweeted it to me. That was the first time I’ve seen it.” Does he know Felton? “I know him pretty well.” Surprised? “I”m a little shocked about that comment.” And what about so many opponents talking about the Heat? “We didn’t start it but we’re gonna finish it.” Palm Beach Post

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If you guessed Chalmers, you’re undoubtedly with more than 99 percent who have a pulse. But Chalmers doesn’t care if you picked him as the odd man out. He believes he belongs in a listing of the top point guards in the NBA. “I’d say top 10,’’ the Miami Heat fifth-year man said of where he ranks. “I’m not in the lower part (of the top 10), I’m in the middle part. I just have confidence in myself. I think I can compete with the best of them.’’ FOXSports Florida

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Mario Chalmers has looked more like a natural point guard this season, largely due to his ability to make smart passes in tight spaces. He credits that in part to his trainer Micah Lancaster, who incorporated something new into his offseason workouts. “You know that little pass back machine?” Chalmers said. “I worked with that in the summer time, put an X on the target, make sure I’m hitting that X every time.” Palm Beach Post

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This year, the magazine chose the sexiest man from each 50 states. The spread was called the "United States of Sexy," probably after an intense newsroom debate over other names like "U.S(exy).A", "Stars, Stripes and Sexy" or "Any Excuse to Show Channing Tatum shirtless." It included stars like Jon Hamm (Missouri), Patrick Dempsey (Maine) and Ne-Yo (Nevada). Brady got the nod from Michigan, Ohno won from Washington, Mario Chalmers was the representative from Alaska and, in the biggest upset of all, Tim Tebow was not named Florida's sexiest man. We'll have to wait for ESPN to release its own list, I guess. USA Today

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Joseph Goodman: Mario Chalmers has a rap song. It's awesome, of course. Lyrics like "Colder than Alaska, My willpower's legendary." bit.ly/Nl3aaj Twitter @MiamiHeraldHeat

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So, you think Mario Chalmers receives wisecracks from LeBron James but never gives them back? Think again. Chalmers had fun with LeBron last night about LeBron's wardrobe choice for the Miami-Florida State game at SunLife Stadium. Chalmers on LeBron's shirt: "Where did you get that shirt, from the Miccosukees?" Here's a picture of the taken, taken by the Associated Press at the game. Chalmers, LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem attended the game. LeBron is a fan of Florida State, so maybe there really was a point to his American Indian-like T-shirt. Miami Herald

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