Ten fun facts about Alonzo Mourning
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Nicknamed "Zo", Alonzo Mourning Jr. played at center.
His tenacity on defense twice earned him NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and perennially placed him on the NBA All-Defensive Team.
He made a comeback after undergoing a kidney transplant and later won the 2006 NBA Championship with the Heat.
He has also played for the Charlotte Hornets and New Jersey Nets.Fact 5
On March 30, 2009, Mourning became the first Miami Heat player to have his number retired.Fact 6
Since June 26, 2009, Mourning has served as Vice President of Player Programs and Development for the Heat.Fact 7
Without seeking recognition, Mourning has offered support to those less fortunate than himself. He helped to build basketball courts in poverty-stricken neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina.Fact 8
He traveled to South Africa with Patrick Ewing and Dikembe Mutombo to conduct youth basketball clinics and visit schools.Fact 9
Mourning founded ‘Zo’s Summer Groove, a charity banquet, concert, and basketball game.Fact 10
Mourning was the NBA’s national spokesman for the prevention of child abuse and also participated in the NBA’s Healthy Family America program. Go to more people facts ❯
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