The Heat Retire Alonzo Mourning’s Jersey

alonzo-mourning-jerseyAlonzo Mourning is the first player in the 21 year history of the Miami Heat franchise to have his jersey retired. And it was well deserved. He was the face of that organization for years after they acquired him from the Charlotte Hornets in 1995. He was also one of the toughest players in the history of the NBA. Physically, he looked like a sculptor took a rock and chiseled him out; he played hard on both ends of the floor; and after being diagnosed in ’00 with kidney disease, retiring and then undergoing a transplant ’03, doctors told him he would never play in the NBA again. 3 years later he won an NBA championship in Miami. In his career ‘Zo put up 14,311 points, grabbed 7,137 rebounds and blocks. In Miami they call him the “Ultimate Warrior”…that’s definitely who Alonzo Mourning is.Alonzo Mourning

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