Jul 20, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT
Good on Mario Chalmers.
The free agent point guard who should have seen more minutes in the finals (if it meant fewer minutes for Mike Bibby) has opened a shop for cancer patients in a Lawrence, Kansas, hospital, the Associated Press reports.
Cancer claimed the life of the mother of a childhood friend of Chalmers, and he said he wanted to give back.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the shop, called Mario’s Closet, is set for July 22 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The shop will carry a variety of free or low-cost accessories such as wigs, prosthetics and hats.
If you’re asking why Lawrence, remember that is where he went to college and helped lead the Jayhawks to a national title. He hit the dramatic three pointer that sent the finals against Derrick Rose and Memphis to overtime, a game Chalmers and Kansas went on to win.
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