Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning retires

miami heat alonzo mourning retires

After 15 years in the NBA, Miami Heat’s Alonzo Mourning called it quits.

The seven-time All-Star announced his retirement on Thursday, ending speculation he may return to the Miami Heat.

“At 38 years old, I feel like I’ve physically done all I can for this game,” said Mourning. “As God only knows, it’s been an amazing ride.

“It’s not a sad day. But it’s a day to celebrate. I could think of a million people right now that would love to walk the path that I walked.”

Mourning has not played since December 19, 2007, when he suffered a right knee injury during a game against Atlanta.

Here are some of his career highlights:

-Second overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft

-Runner up, Rookie of Year award

-Seven-time All-Star

-Two-time Defensive Player of the Year

-Two-time All-Defensive First Team

-Won the Gold Medal in the 2000 Olympics with Team USA

-Helped the Miami Heat win the NBA Championship in 2006

– In 15 seasons with the Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Hornets, Mourning averaged 17.1 points and 8.5 rebounds.

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