Alonzo Mourning Speaker Profile
Retired Center for the Miami Heat
Alonzo Mourning Biography
Known simply as "Zo", Alonzo Mourning was born February 8, 1970 in Chesapeake, Virginia and was an NBA champion with the Miami Heat. His tenacity on defense twice earned him NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and perennially placed him on the NBA All-Defensive Team. He is applauded for making a comeback after undergoing a kidney transplant and years later winning his first NBA Championship with the Heat. He has also played for the Charlotte Hornets and New Jersey Nets. Alonzo's autobiography Resilience, detailing his inspirational recovery from kidney transplant surgery to win an NBA title, is scheduled for release by Random House on September 30, 2008.
He was selected second overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, behind Shaquille O'Neal. Mourning was named to the league's all-rookie team in 1993 after averaging 21.0 pts, 10.3 rebounds, and 3.47 blocks. He finished second to Shaquille O'Neal in rookie of the year voting. He posted the highest scoring average of any rookie in Hornets history. Mourning and O'Neal were the first NBA rookies since David Robinson in 1989-90 to average 20 or more points and 10-plus rebounds in their first seasons. Mourning shattered Charlotte's blocked-shots records, becoming the Hornets' all-time career leader in the 49th game of the season. The greatest moment of Mourning's rookie season came on May 5, 1993 in Game 4 of a first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics. His 20-footer at the buzzer gave the Hornets a 104-103 victory in the game and a three-games-to-one victory in the series.
In the 1994-95 season, Mourning and teammate Larry Johnson elevated the Hornets into a 50-win team and brought them to the playoffs. Mourning ranked first on the team in scoring (21.3 ppg), rebounding (9.9 rpg), blocked shots (2.92 per game), and field goal percentage (.519).
Some of Mourning's highlights include being named to the NBA First Team in 1999, NBA Def. Player of the Year (1999, 2000), NBA All-Defensive First Team (1999, 2000), a seven-time All Star, NBA All-Rookie First Team (1993) and NBA Champion with the Miami Heat in 2006.
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Posted on 29 March 2016 | 3:02 pm
This upcoming April, the YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s 14th annual Inspirational Breakfast will be held at Office Depot’s Global Headquarters in Boca Raton and serves as a fundraiser for the Y’s financial assist programs. The event will feature one of the greatest shot blockers in NBA history and former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning as the keynote speaker. The breakfast...[Read More]
Posted on 3 September 2015 | 4:32 pm
Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning has been announced as a keynote speaker for this year’s 2nd Annual TigerDirect's Innovation 2015 Conference that is happening on November 6th at Marlin’s Park in Miami, Florida. For those who decide to attend there will be an opportunity to meet with some of the very best technology manufacturers in the industry and also partake in workshops that...[Read More]
Posted on 11 August 2014 | 3:57 pm
On April 7, 2014 it was announced the two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and seven-time NBA All-Star, Alonzo Mourning, would be honored with induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on August 8, 2014. On the eve of his induction, Mourning was at the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Signings to meet with fans and sign autographs. The event was held at the Naismith...[Read More]
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