Mario Chalmers 08 Champs Autographed Sports Illustrated Magazine. Inscribed with "08 Champs" inscription. Signed in blue paint pen across the front of the photo. Magazine is in great condition, complete with all pages. Item was signed at Rich Altman's Hollywood Collectibles during a private signing, and was witnessed authentic by James Spence. Almario Vernard "Mario" Chalmers (born May 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 34th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves after playing three seasons of college basketball for the University of Kansas, including being a part of the 2007--08 national championship team. As a collegiate, Chalmers was named the 2006--07 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.