End of the Road: Alonzo Mourning

Last night’s injury may be signal the end of Alonzo Mourning’s distinguished career. The 15-year veteran tore the patellar tendon in his right knee, sidelining the Heat center for the remainder of the season, at least. At 37, recovery from such an injury is improbable, and he has already stated that he believed this season to be his last. Saying, “it’s over, it’s over” to his teammates, he was helped off the court to a standing ovation. Coming back from kidney transplant surgery, Mourning’s love for the game was self-evident.

Here’s a video tribute to the Miami “Ultimate Warrior”, his memorable NBA Finals speech:

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