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April 4, 2014 Updates

One of the most beloved athletes in South Florida sports history is going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Former Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning received word Wednesday that he has been selected as a first-ballot inductee. For a professional athlete, there is no higher honor. Mourning, now an executive in the Heat’s front office, was at AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday but did not speak with reporters. Miami Herald

April 3, 2014 Updates

The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though maybe the former will get marginally better). Advice: Never predict who will be enshrined, and don’t dwell on who should be enshrined. It doesn’t make sense and won’t make sense. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a few moments to honor those elected in what’s still a huge honor. Five former NBA players were finalists this year, and two were reportedly elected. In: Alonzo Mourning Mitch Richmond Out: Tim Hardaway Kevin Johnson Spencer Haywood NBCSports.com

April 2, 2014 Updates

Carmichael Dave: Alonzo Mourning will also be inducted I am told. As @sam_amick reported, unfortunately a very deserving Mayor Johnson will not be in. Twitter

February 15, 2014 Updates

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson on being named a finalist for the 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame: Via official statement from his office: “It is a tremendous honor to be chosen as a finalist for the Hall of Fame and I am sincerely humbled. It is especially gratifying to be recognized by the Committee for all of the hard work and effort we all put into the game. To be considered along with three great peers of mine, Tim (Hardaway), (Alonzo Mourning, and (Mitch Richmond), as well as (Spencer Haywood), is icing on the cake,” said Johnson. Sulia

February 11, 2014 Updates

President Barack Obama will host a fundraiser for House Democrats at the home of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. That's according to an invitation to the event obtained by The Associated Press. The event in Miami on March 20 will benefit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers will also attend. ESPN.com

November 9, 2013 Updates

The president was seen arriving at the Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie just before 11 a.m., reported NBC News. And he wasn't alone. The president was accompanied by former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, as seen in the photo above. The 18-hole course is well-known for being the private golf club where the movie "Caddyshack" was filmed. Obama arrived at Miami International Airport Friday afternoon, causing some traffic delays in the area. Further road closures were expected Saturday. NBC Miami

August 10, 2013 Updates
May 21, 2013 Updates

Alonzo Mourning: Scottie Pippen Said LeBron Would Kick Michael Jordan’s Ass. This is where we are in sports: Former athlete gets asked a question about LeBron vs. Jordan, because LeBron is the NBA right now. Former athlete (in this case, Alonzo Mourning) answers to the laughter of everyone. Was he joking? Maybe. Was he serious? Maybe. Could Scottie Pippen have actually said this? Who knows. And who cares? (Obligatory plug of Pippen’s wife, Larsa.) The Big Lead

May 20, 2013 Updates
April 20, 2013 Updates

Prior to the Pacers/HEAT game last month, HEAT Legend Alonzo Mourning hosted a meet and greet with Jauron Jones, who has been battling a life-threatening condition since infancy. Jones’ body cannot absorb enough nutrients from food to sustain life, which has led to health scares over the years. He underwent bone marrow, liver and small intestine transplants before age two. The teenager was placed on a waiting list for another liver and small intestine transplant when both organs started to fail again, but was recently taken off the list when his liver seemed to be healing, Jones said. NBA.com

Jauron said meeting Mourning was the best part of getting to hang out with the HEAT, because they both have had organ transplant surgeries. “He’s been through what I’ve been through,” he said. “It made me happy because he had encouraging words for me.” NBA.com

April 11, 2013 Updates

Gary Payton, the first Heat player to make the Hall of Fame, hopes Alonzo Mourning can join him in Hall next yeaer. “I think there’s a great chance,’’ Payton said in a phone interview Wednesday with FOX Sports Florida. “I think it can happen and I think it should happen. He’s got great stats and he came back from the kidneys and stuff (a kidney disease that derailed Mourning’s career). I think he’ll be there, for sure.’’ Sulia

April 10, 2013 Updates
November 21, 2012 Updates

Haslem remembers that conversation so well that he's about to become the most prolific rebounder in Heat history. Odds are, he'll have that title sometime Wednesday night, when the reigning NBA champion Heat start a homestand against the Milwaukee Bucks. Haslem will come into that game needing only two rebounds to pass Alonzo Mourning for Miami's all-time lead in that department — Mourning grabbed 4,807 rebounds in 593 regular-season Heat games, while Haslem is at 4,806 rebounds after 605 games. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

October 25, 2012 Updates

Alonzo Mourning and his wife Tracy have decided to live more humbly by downsizing to a 10,000 square foot home this month. The former NBA player’s wife actually purchased the new spot for $4.5 million, in cash, and sold their 13,000 -square-foot, 8-bedroom mansion earlier this month for a hefty $11.35 million. EURweb.com

August 7, 2012 Updates
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

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