Ten fun facts about Alonzo Mourning

Fact 1
Nicknamed "Zo", Alonzo Mourning Jr. played at center.

Fact 2
His tenacity on defense twice earned him NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and perennially placed him on the NBA All-Defensive Team.

Fact 3
He made a comeback after undergoing a kidney transplant and later won the 2006 NBA Championship with the Heat.

Fact 4
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.

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Short about Alonzo Mourning
is an American former professional basketball player, who played most of his 15-year NBA career for the Miami Heat.

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