Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: Zo Retires early..........

  1. #1
    Tree People to the Core! indygeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Cumberland
    Posts
    15,366
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Zo Retires early..........

    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_archiv...s_it_a_career/


    There is a loss for the whole NBA. An all effort ALL-STAR player if ever there was one.
    If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..

  2. #2

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    I was at Georgetown when he played there.

    Anyway, how does anyone think this will affect Miami's chances in the post season?
    And I won't be here to see the day
    It all dries up and blows away
    I'd hang around just to see
    But they never had much use for me
    In Levelland. (James McMurtry)

  3. #3
    White and Nerdy Anthem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    23,748

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Putnam View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    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.
    Welcome to Pacers Digest! New around here? Here are three tips for making the forum a great place to talk about Pacers basketball.

    • Log in. Even if you want to read instead of post, it's helpful because it lets you:
    • Change your signature options. You can hide all signatures by choosing "Settings" (top right) then "General Settings" (middle left) and unchecking the box "Show Signatures" (in the "Thread Display Options" area).
    • Create an ignore list. I know it may seem unneighborly. But you're here to talk about the Pacers, not argue with someone who's just looking for an argument. Most of the regular users on here make use (at least occasionally) of the "Ignore" feature. Just go to "Settings" -> "Edit Ignore List" and add the names.

    Enjoy your time at PD!

  4. #4
    Member pacerfreak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Columbus IN
    Posts
    231
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    I wonder if they need another big....say.....Murphy?

  5. #5
    Tree People to the Core! indygeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Cumberland
    Posts
    15,366
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Quote Originally Posted by pacerfreak View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I wonder if they need another big....say.....Murphy?
    David Harrison for Wade.
    If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..

  6. #6
    Order more copier toner. Haggard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    498

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Even if he wanted to come back I doubt his body would be able to
    Haggard's Blog: Can't Buy a Basket. Covering the highs and lows of the NBL

  7. #7
    Member tdubb03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Crawfordsville, IN
    Age
    30
    Posts
    721

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/b...,6169770.story

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

  8. #8
    .
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    52,583

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Do they honestly expect us to believe Zo didn't say that, and that Heat.com just fabricated that quote?

  9. #9
    Member tdubb03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Crawfordsville, IN
    Age
    30
    Posts
    721

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    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.

  10. #10
    Member idioteque's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    washington dc
    Age
    28
    Posts
    9,947

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    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.

  11. #11
    All is full of Orange! Mourning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,024

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    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
    2012 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2011 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2006 PD ABA Fantasy League runner up, sports.ws

  12. #12
    Member Since86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Muncie
    Posts
    21,756

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    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.

  13. #13
    woman without a team
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,055

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Quote Originally Posted by indygeezer View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    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.

  14. #14
    woman without a team
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,055

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Since86 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    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.

    Last edited by grace; 01-15-2008 at 04:19 PM.

  15. #15
    Member jeffg-body's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Anderson, IN
    Posts
    3,603
    Mood

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    That's too bad. I liked watching him as a player (except during pacer games) and admired his determination.

  16. #16
    Tree People to the Core! indygeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Cumberland
    Posts
    15,366
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Quote Originally Posted by grace View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    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.

    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.
    If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..

  17. #17
    Fear my small avatar Gyron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    6,366

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Quote Originally Posted by indygeezer View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    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......

  18. #18

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    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.

  19. #19
    sweabs
    Guest

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    I'm with Since86 on this one.

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

  20. #20

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Refuted...

    http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archiv...irement_story/
    Heat Acknowledge Error In Mourning 'Retirement' Story
    January 15, 2008 - 7:12 am
    South Florida South-Sentinel -
    Although Alonzo Mourning is expected to retire in the wake of the devastating knee injury he sustained Dec. 19 in Atlanta, neither the center nor the Heat 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."

    Shortly after those comments appeared on several wire services, Heat spokesman Tim Donovan said, "A mistake was made and it's not an accurate story and it's been pulled, with our apologies."

  21. #21
    Go Colts! Shade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Age
    36
    Posts
    44,961

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Zo Retires early..........

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoddage View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    When did ESPN start writing for the Heat?

Similar Threads

  1. Vick transferred to Kansas Prison, could get out of prison early
    By idioteque in forum Indianapolis Colts
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-11-2008, 03:22 PM
  2. Early Review of Pacers Season, Outlook on future
    By imawhat in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-11-2008, 01:59 AM
  3. Jazz build early lead, hang on to end Mavs' streak [ESPN]
    By RoboHicks in forum NBA Headlines (RSS Feeds)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-27-2007, 03:24 AM
  4. A little early, but who do you like in the draft...?
    By Infinite MAN_force in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 12-22-2007, 03:54 AM
  5. Pistons start blowout of Bucks early behind Prince [ESPN]
    By RoboHicks in forum NBA Headlines (RSS Feeds)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-02-2007, 02:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •