Miami Heat Point Guard and Philanthropist
Q: What’s the most memorable moment of your career so far?
A: Winning my first NBA Championship.
Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: NBA All Rookie 2nd team.
Q: What do you still hope to accomplish?
A: Being Selected as an All-star or selected to the All-Defensive team.
Q: How do you define success?
Q: What has been the key to your success?
A: Always believing in myself and never losing confidence.
Q: Who inspired you as a child?
A: Michael Jordan and Trajan Langdon.
Q: What advice do you have for young athletes?
A: Never let anybody tell you that you can’t do something and always believe in yourself.
Q: What’s your greatest wish for your own child?
A: Grow up and experience life the way he wants and not live in the shadow of my legacy.
Q: What’s the most important thing in your life?
A: My family.
Q: Your typical day?
A: Breakfast, practice, lunch, nap, video games, dinner.
Q: Where would you like to be 10 years from now?
A: Living comfortably and mentoring kids.
Q: Tell us about the Mario Chalmers Foundation.
A: The Mario V. Chalmers Foundation creates and supports community based programs that encourage the positive development of youth through sports and education and fund initiatives for breast cancer research and treatment. The foundation also strives to empower, inspire and enable youth to live healthy lifestyles, put education first and give back to their communities.
Q: Why is giving back important to you?
A: It is important because as a kid growing up in Alaska, there were not many people or professional athletes who were able to give back. Now that I am in that position, I want to be that helping hand as much as I can.
Q: Any other projects on the horizon?
A: Working with a local Boys and Girls Club to refurbish their basketball courts.
1. Miami restaurant? Zuma
2. Miami bar? Not too familiar with the bar scene
3. Miami hotel? SLS and Fontainebleau
4. Miami spa? Mondrian
5. Place to shop in Miami? Bal Harbour
6. Place to celebrate a victory? LIV
7. Phrase/Quote? In the time of adversity, you must perform
8. Video game? NBA 2K and Call of Duty
9. Movie? Life
10. Shoes? Jordan’s
11. Local charity? Miami Children’s Hospital
12. Vacation spot? Any island with a nice beach
13. Splurge? Graphic t-shirts and shoes