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indygeezer
01-15-2008, 06:58 AM
Mourning Calls It A Career
January 15, 2008 - 5:53 am
Miami Herald -
Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning, out since December 19 with a torn patella tendon in his right knee and a torn quadriceps in the same leg, said in an interview with the team website Monday that he has decided to retire.

Mourning had already announced in July that the 2007-2008 season would be his final one in the NBA, and after suffering his injuries while attempting to block a shot in the first period of Miami's December 19 game at Atlanta, the 16-year veteran has opted not to try and rehab himself for another season.

"Yes. I'm retired," Mourning said. "This is it for me."

Mourning averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in 24 games for Miami before his injury. For his career, Mourning has averaged 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 837 games with the Charlotte Hornets , New Jersey Nets and Miami. [READ]
http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/50304/20080115/mourning_calls_it_a_career/


There is a loss for the whole NBA. An all effort ALL-STAR player if ever there was one.

Putnam
01-15-2008, 07:51 AM
I was at Georgetown when he played there.

Anyway, how does anyone think this will affect Miami's chances in the post season?

Anthem
01-15-2008, 08:30 AM
I was at Georgetown when he played there.

Anyway, how does anyone think this will affect Miami's chances in the post season?
I just want them to win enough games to screw up their draft position.

pacerfreak
01-15-2008, 09:10 AM
I wonder if they need another big....say.....Murphy?;)

indygeezer
01-15-2008, 10:04 AM
I wonder if they need another big....say.....Murphy?;)

David Harrison for Wade.

Haggard
01-15-2008, 10:18 AM
Even if he wanted to come back I doubt his body would be able to

tdubb03
01-15-2008, 10:31 AM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/basketball/heat/sfl-zo0114,0,6169770.story

Not officially? Leaving a ring chase towards the end of next season open?

Hicks
01-15-2008, 10:35 AM
Do they honestly expect us to believe Zo didn't say that, and that Heat.com just fabricated that quote?

tdubb03
01-15-2008, 10:36 AM
Do they honestly expect us to believe Zo didn't say that, and that Heat.com just fabricated that quote?

Could just be the injury's not as bad as originally thought. Of course, I don't know why they wouldn't just say that.

idioteque
01-15-2008, 12:38 PM
No point living the rest of your life in pain for the chase of one measly ring.

Zo has his ring and his money. Time to hang 'em up.

Mourning
01-15-2008, 12:45 PM
Well he has been one of my favorite ball players for a very longtime, so I am sad to hear this. On the other hand this was sort of coming with his age, health situation, the teams prestations this season all beginning to mount.

Anyway, (Mo)Ron talks about himself as a warrior and he was (non-withstanding all the other crap he gave us), but to me Mourning is sort of the defenition of one.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Since86
01-15-2008, 01:40 PM
I in no way shape or form will cry about this.

He probably doesn't want to admit to retiring so he can still collect his paychecks, just like he did when he was out with his kidney problems.

He took advantage of the Nets then, just taking their money, then demanded a trade when he got healthy enough to play. It was a horrible, horrible thing to do and I totally lost all respect for him because of it.

Good riddance.

grace
01-15-2008, 03:09 PM
David Harrison for Wade.

Put David Harrison on south beach and he may never been seen or heard from again. As for trading for Wade it makes as much sense as trading to T-Mac. Just what the Pacers need--another injury prone player. :yes:

grace
01-15-2008, 03:13 PM
I in no way shape or form will cry about this.

He probably doesn't want to admit to retiring so he can still collect his paychecks, just like he did when he was out with his kidney problems.

He took advantage of the Nets then, just taking their money, then demanded a trade when he got healthy enough to play. It was a horrible, horrible thing to do and I totally lost all respect for him because of it.

Good riddance.


I'm the exact opposite. I hated him before he got sick. Afterwords I didn't mind him so much. When you have a life threatening illness I have no problem with trying to get your money. (Of course the fact that I don't like the Nets might have something to do with why what Zo did doesn't bother me.)

And then there's the fact that I have a weakness for a man who dresses well.

http://www.socialmiami.com/socialeyes/images/DSC06939.jpg

jeffg-body
01-15-2008, 03:59 PM
That's too bad. I liked watching him as a player (except during pacer games) and admired his determination.

indygeezer
01-15-2008, 04:15 PM
I'm the exact opposite. I hated him before he got sick. Afterwords I didn't mind him so much. When you have a life threatening illness I have no problem with trying to get your money. (Of course the fact that I don't like the Nets might have something to do with why what Zo did doesn't bother me.)

And then there's the fact that I have a weakness for a man who dresses well.
http://www.socialmiami.com/socialeyes/images/DSC06939.jpg


Well, I've been known to field dress a deer in 7.5 minutes. j/K

But stay back Grace, cause I just got a new suit and 3 shirts from Rick Carlilse's/Reggie Miller's Indianapois tailor.

Gyron
01-15-2008, 04:20 PM
But stay back Grace, cause I just got a new suit and 3 shirts from Rick Carlilse's/Reggie Miller's Indianapois tailor.


But the damn funny thing about this is, Geezer looks Hilarious in pants legs that are WAYYYYY too long for him as well as the shirt sleeves that are so long they look like they could be used for a straight jacket......:laugh:

Young
01-15-2008, 04:22 PM
I always really liked Zo. I thought he never got enough credit for being as great as he was.

I have always had a lot of respect for Zo, and Grant Hill, for working so hard to get back into the NBA and be successful.

sweabs
01-15-2008, 09:16 PM
I'm with Since86 on this one.

I'll never forget what he did to the Nets AND Raptors. Definitely classless and selfish.

Doddage
01-15-2008, 11:37 PM
Refuted...

http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/50308/20080115/heat_acknowledge_error_in_mourning_retirement_stor y/

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="8" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="wiretap_key_header">Heat Acknowledge Error In Mourning 'Retirement' Story</td> </tr> <tr> <td>January 15, 2008 - 7:12 am</td> </tr> <tr> <td>http://realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Mourning_Alonzo_mia.jpgSouth Florida South-Sentinel -
Although Alonzo Mourning (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/262/alonzo_mourning/) is expected to retire in the wake of the devastating knee injury he sustained Dec. 19 in Atlanta (http://hawks.realgm.com/), neither the center nor the Heat (http://heat.realgm.com/) say that retirement is official.

An interview posted, and then removed, Monday on the Heat's web site, Heat.com, quoted Mourning as saying, "Yes. I'm retired. This is it for me." (http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/50304/20080115/mourning_calls_it_a_career/)

Shortly after those comments appeared on several wire services, Heat (http://heat.realgm.com/) spokesman Tim Donovan said, "A mistake was made and it's not an accurate story and it's been pulled, with our apologies."</td></tr></tbody></table>

Shade
01-16-2008, 01:46 PM
Refuted...

http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/50308/20080115/heat_acknowledge_error_in_mourning_retirement_stor y/

When did ESPN start writing for the Heat?