HoopsHype Alonzo Mourning rumors

July 7, 2012 Updates

A person briefed on details of the decision told The Associated Press that Arison got the word from Heat president Pat Riley, who made Allen the team's top free-agent priority -- especially in recent days. Allen, who will be 37 this month, arrived in Miami on Thursday for a visit, went to dinner with Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, team executive Alonzo Mourning and others Thursday night, then left Friday to presumably decide his future. Hours later, the choice was made. Allen's agent, James Tanner, confirmed the decision to The Associated Press not long after Arison's tweet. ESPN.com

April 13, 2012 Updates

You and your son attended the Miami rally for Trayvon Martin. Why was it important for you to be there? Alonzo Mourning: I have a 15-year-old son. He is 6-8 and a half and he wears a size 16 shoe. If you saw him from a distance, he looks like a grown man. And he loves wearing hoodies. I can’t tell you how many hoodie sweatshirts he has in his closet. So when I saw the situation evolve with the Martin family, I thought about my son. It could have been him. And I’m very blessed to have the lifestyle I have and creating a great atmosphere for my family. But when you think about that situation and the injustice. You think about an innocent young man on his way home who posed no threat to anyone—it’s an unfortunate loss. But at the same time, this was an opportunity for individuals to voice their opinion about violence around the country. Not just with young black men—I’m talking about all different races. Teenage violence, violence in the schools, things of that nature. It’s important for us to continue to magnify the importance of brining attention to stopping situations like that from evolving. I’m a strong believer that in order to see change, you have to become that change you want to see. That’s something that I want changed in my community. I’m sure I speak for millions of parents out there: they want to see that change in their community. We’re tired of seeing young people die to the hands of violence. Not enough is being done about it. This gave me an opportunity and a platform to speak my mind in support of this particular initiative. Because I feel like it is very important for us to stop this ongoing trend of violence in the lives of our young people across the country. SLAM

February 22, 2012 Updates

But some didn't even consider that Haslem's top highlight Thursday. His seven rebounds gave him 4,549 for his nine-year career, all with the Heat, and moved him into second place on the franchise's all-time list. He passed Rony Seikaly (4,544) but still trails Alonzo Mourning (4,807). "(Haslem) eventually will be the mayor of this town," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after the game about the Miami native and team captain who is quite popular among fans and teammates because of his relentless play. It sounded like a joke, but it wasn't. Haslem said he really is thinking of running one day for mayor. "I plan on it. I hope so," said Haslem, who said his platform would be to help disadvantaged youth in the city. FOXSports Florida

December 1, 2011 Updates

Turns out the rumors were true. In addition to marrying the former Adrienne Williams this summer, Bosh wed himself to the weight room. All season, former Heat enforcer - and current executive - Alonzo Mourning was in his ear, telling him to build more strength. "He planted the seed," Bosh said. Palm Beach Post

November 19, 2011 Updates

The venue for the game has not been finalized, but a number of former and current NBA players already have committed to participate. They include: Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Ray Allen and Chris Bosh. Sources also said Baron Davis, Vince Carter, Alonzo Mourning. Jamal Crawford, Rudy Gay, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Amare Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough, Derek Fisher, Antawn Jamison, Juwan Howard, Quentin Richardson, Dahntay Jones, Brandon Knight, Jerry Stackhouse, John Wall, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing and Doc Rivers are expected to play. Veteran WNBA star and all-time leading scorer Tina Thompson and former USC great Cheryl Miller also is expected to participate. ESPN.com

October 1, 2011 Updates

Retired Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning and his wife, Tracy, have put their Coral Gables, Fla., estate on the market for $14.5 million. Located in a gated community called Coral Gable Estates, the home, built in 2004, is on ¾ of an acre of waterfront on the bay, on a cul-de-sac. The 13,000-square-foot house overlooks the water and has eight bedrooms and 8½ bathrooms. There's also a library, a gym and a four-car garage. Outside there's a kitchen and dining area and an infinity pool. Wall Street Journal

September 3, 2011 Updates

Patrick Ewing can't believe how much South Africa has changed in the 17 years since he last visited the country. On Friday afternoon, the Orlando Magic assistant coach sat in the back of a bus with Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo as they traveled from the township of Orange Farm into Johannesburg. As Ewing glanced out a window, he described what he was seeing. "The last time we were here, apartheid had just ended," Ewing said by cell phone. "There's been so many new structures put up. The country's definitely grown. . . . Especially in the big cities, there's big buildings and the hustle-and-bustle of people. There's traffic, cars, markets and shops." Orlando Sentinel

September 2, 2011 Updates

Jeff Hornacek, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo once were fierce rivals on the basketball court. They recorded a combined 64 seasons in the NBA, totaling 66,514 points and earning 27 All-Star appearances, wearing a variety of uniforms but never playing on the same team. With their competitive days behind them, though, the talented foursome have united to become ambassadors for the game that helped make their names. Joined by ex- professional players Bo Outlaw and Dee Brown, the former NBA greats are scheduled to spend four days in Johannesburg, South Africa, participating in the league’s Basketball Without Borders program. Salt Lake Tribune

August 23, 2011 Updates

Georgetown alumni Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing called last week's brawl between their alma mater's basketball team and the Bayi Rockets during an exhibition game in China "unfortunate." "This was an opportunity for the university to get some global exposure, and this is not the image you want to portray," said Mourning, who joined Ewing on a conference call Tuesday to promote an upcoming Basketball without Borders trip to South Africa. "But I don't know all the facts and how everything went down. You just hate to see things like that. Just hopefully the thought of it can diminish sooner than later because that's not what the university is about." Orlando Sentinel

July 25, 2011 Updates

Former NBA star Alonzo Mourning will be cited by police for leaving the scene of a traffic crash in Miami Beach last week. The Florida Highway Patrol issued a report Monday saying Mourning is being issued a notice to appear in court for the second-degree misdemeanor of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Mourning was also issued a citation for failure to leave information at the scene. ESPN.com

July 20, 2011 Updates

A Miami college student was to file a lawsuit Wednesday claiming he was injured and nearly killed three days ago, when a sports car driven by Alonzo Mourning smashed into his car on the Julia Tuttle Causeway and then fled the scene. William Candelario, 21, was driving home from Miami Beach early Sunday morning when a blue Porsche driven by the former Heat star slammed into Candelario's 2010 Audi, causing the car to flip over several times, according to Coral Gables attorney Spencer Aronfeld. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

July 19, 2011 Updates
July 18, 2011 Updates

There won't be many NBA players, but the 15th annual Zo's Summer Groove still has plenty star power. The event, which begins Wednesday and run through Sunday, will continue despite the NBA being in the middle of the lockout. Under lockout rules, active players are banned from contacting anyone associated with a team front office or coaching staff. Former Heat center Alonzo Mourning is now the team's vice president of player programs. So instead of the likes of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the events will consist of mostly coaches, former NBA players and even NFL stars. The lineup includes Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, former Heat guard Eddie Jones, NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith and New York Jets defensive end Jason Taylor. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

March 26, 2011 Updates

According to the Sun Sentinel, Mourning's SUV was sitting in traffic in the right lane of U.S. Highway 1 near Bird Road in Miami around noon when he noticed a disabled person in a motorized wheelchair sitting along the curb. According to the paper, Mourning got out of his car, stood in middle of the road and raised his arms, stopping northbound traffic as the person made their way to the median. However, the 2006 NBA champion, seven-time All-Star and two-time defensive player of the year wasn't done there. "(Mourning), who was wearing a white dress shirt and tie with slacks, immediately went to the southbound lanes and raised his arms to command stunned drivers to stop," according to the report. "All traffic movement instantly stopped, and the wheelchair safely made it to the other side." FOXSports Florida

March 25, 2011 Updates

You would have thought it was Moses parting the Red Sea, but no. It was Alonzo Mourning, former Miami Heat center, who stopped traffic for a moment on busy U.S. 1 near Bird Road in Miami, shortly before noon Friday. Mourning, driving a newer black SUV, jumped out of his vehicle to help a disabled person cross the road. Mourning's vehicle had been sitting in traffic on the right lane, when he spotted a disabled person sitting in a motorized wheelchair along the curb. Mourning jumped out of his SUV, stood in the road and stopped traffic by raising his long arms, while the wheelchair-bound pedestrian made it to the median. Then, the seven-time NBA All-Star who was wearing a white dress shirt and tie with slacks, immediately went to the southbound lanes and raised his arms to command stunned drivers to stop. All traffic movement instantly stopped, and the wheelchair safely made it to the other side. Orlando Sentinel

March 12, 2011 Updates

Scandal swirling around Miami manufacturing company InnoVida expanded Thursday with the revelation that another celebrity, Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, invested in the firm. A court order in a current lawsuit against InnoVida carried this brief statement: “Carlos and Cindy Boozer may file an action against Claudio or Amarilis Osorio, Craig Toll or the InnoVida Entities ….” Claudio Osorio is the CEO of InnoVida, which manufactures components for affordable housing. In January 2010, he held a press event with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and retired Gen. Wesley Clark to announce that InnoVida would be providing homes to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Business News

March 5, 2011 Updates

Alonzo Mourning, who now works for the Heat organization as the VP of Player Programs and Development, addressed the state of the team in an interview Friday with West Palm Beach’s 760ESPN. “Talent just does not win, ok? There’s a growth process that every team has to go through in order to bond and develop some chemistry, defensively and offensively, that will make a team successful down the road. And this team right here, because of the personnel that we do have, people expect big things. But we as being basketball operations, and players that truly truly know the game, like basically I know the game, [know] that it doesn’t happen that way. Palm Beach Post

February 11, 2011 Updates

Former Commodities Exchange chairman Martin Greenberg is suing former NBA star Alonzo Mourning's charity after he won $1 million for hitting a hole-in-one at its golf tournament -- then was denied the prize after it was claimed the course had been improperly shortened. Greenberg hit the hole-in-one at the Alonzo Mourning Charities tournament at Donald Trump's National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY, last August. But the insurer backing the event refused to pay up, claiming Greenberg's required 150-yard shot had actually traveled only 139 yards. New York Post

January 9, 2011 Updates

I played in Charlotte with Muggsy Bogues, Alonzo Mourning, Kenny Gattison, Scott Burrell and David Wingate. We had a Tonk game that was all about making each other laugh. The money was small, but the laughs were tremendous. That card game was the biggest stress reliever I ever had gambling. My biggest gambling adversary is Mike Woodson, the former head coach of the Atlanta Hawks and one of my best friends in the world. He and I would stay up all night playing Tonk and the winner might accumulate $10. The challenge was to win. That’s all that matters when it comes to something that has been ingrained in you most of your life - competitiveness. HoopsHype

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