Chalmers becomes Alaska's first NBA champion

Mario Chalmers scored a rare basketball hat trick Thursday in Miami in the Heat's Game 5 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. An NBA champion in his fourth season as a pro, the 2005 Bartlett High grad now owns championships at all three levels of competition, a claim only a handful of men can make.

NBA says negotiations are over; offers 72-game season

The time for talk in the NBA is over. David Stern made that clear Thursday, saying the league is done negotiating. The next time he hears from the players' association, he expects an answer: Yes, players will accept the league's latest proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement, or no they won't.

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