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CedarPhin
02-21-2009, 05:41 AM
Got this in my email today:


March 30 vs. Orlando Magic For many seasons, HEAT all-time great Alonzo Mourning was an integral part of your Miami HEAT. As you know, Alonzo recently announced his retirement from professional basketball. On Monday, March 30 the HEAT will honor Zo's contributions to the team and the South Florida community by officially retiring Number 33.

It will be a historic night as Mourning's jersey will be the first HEAT jersey raised to the rafters and retired during a special halftime presentation. Join us as we celebrate Alonzo Mourning-leader, warrior, champion.

Great news for a very well-deserving player.

BARF
02-21-2009, 09:22 AM
cool, who should be the second player though, any thoughts. rony, tim, minor..jk

nyjunc
02-21-2009, 12:02 PM
Oh God. He was nothing but a choker until he rode Wade and Shaq's coattails to a title. This man also wanted out when he didn't think Miami was good enough to win(he didn't realize HE was a big part of that reason) but crawled back after Miami acquired Championship talent.

SpaceMountain16
02-21-2009, 02:31 PM
Oh God. He was nothing but a choker until he rode Wade and Shaq's coattails to a title. This man also wanted out when he didn't think Miami was good enough to win(he didn't realize HE was a big part of that reason) but crawled back after Miami acquired Championship talent.

But he's still the greatest player in Heat history.....(Until Wade retires)

I was never really a big Zo' guy, i never thought he was all that great of a player, and i completely agree with about him choking. Against the Knicks every year!

nyjunc
02-21-2009, 02:52 PM
But he's still the greatest player in Heat history.....(Until Wade retires)

I was never really a big Zo' guy, i never thought he was all that great of a player, and i completely agree with about him choking. Against the Knicks every year!

I know Wade hasn't played that long but he's the best player in heat history and if not him it has to be harold Miner:D

Dolfan3773
02-21-2009, 03:07 PM
Sweet, what number will Moon wear now? He had 33

BARF
02-21-2009, 03:44 PM
moon is waring 8

CedarPhin
02-21-2009, 05:44 PM
Dan Marjele wouldn't be a bad choice either.

Dolphins7273
02-21-2009, 06:14 PM
Oh God. He was nothing but a choker until he rode Wade and Shaq's coattails to a title. This man also wanted out when he didn't think Miami was good enough to win(he didn't realize HE was a big part of that reason) but crawled back after Miami acquired Championship talent.

Zo was a great player and would have been a lot greater had he not had the kidney illness. Get over yourself...

CedarPhin
02-21-2009, 06:37 PM
Tim Hardaway is another that should have his jersey retired.

Dolfan3773
02-22-2009, 11:21 PM
Dan Marjele wouldn't be a bad choice either.

Thunder Dan! He was the man

benelli1979
02-23-2009, 02:19 PM
Thank god somebody's number is getting retired. Right now, the only two numbers retired by the Heat are 23 and 13 for Michael Jordan and Dan Marino. I might be the biggest Marino fanboy there is but come on! And the Jordan thing is just flat out stupid. What the hell was Riley thinking?

Zo is definitely deserving of being the first guy to have his number retired. He was a damn good player in his prime, he just ran into Patrick Ewing and of course, Dennis Rodman with the Bulls at the wrong time. And his work in the community over the years is only matched by Marino.

I think Hardaway's number (10) gets retired next year. Riley has said before that he wanted Zo to be the first Heat player to have his jersey hung up in the rafters so I think he was just waiting for Zo to retire before he did something for Tim.

Tpaddle
02-24-2009, 12:41 AM
no brainer here...congrats Zo

CedarPhin
02-24-2009, 01:00 AM
Thank god somebody's number is getting retired. Right now, the only two numbers retired by the Heat are 23 and 13 for Michael Jordan and Dan Marino. I might be the biggest Marino fanboy there is but come on! And the Jordan thing is just flat out stupid. What the hell was Riley thinking?

Zo is definitely deserving of being the first guy to have his number retired. He was a damn good player in his prime, he just ran into Patrick Ewing and of course, Dennis Rodman with the Bulls at the wrong time. And his work in the community over the years is only matched by Marino.

I think Hardaway's number (10) gets retired next year. Riley has said before that he wanted Zo to be the first Heat player to have his jersey hung up in the rafters so I think he was just waiting for Zo to retire before he did something for Tim.

Wasn't Jordan's # retired due to all of the good games he had against us throughout his career?

nyjunc
02-24-2009, 09:09 AM
Zo was a great player and would have been a lot greater had he not had the kidney illness. Get over yourself...

GOOD player and his prime was over w/ by the time he had his kidney ailment so he had plenty of time to actually lead his team to Championships especially after Jordan retired. he couldn't do it then he demanded a trade from Miami so he could go to a winner then stole money from the Nets and Raptors before piggy backing on Shaq and wade to win a title. The Nets especially took a huge gamble on him and he paid them back by taking their money and stabbing them in the back.

Dolphins7273
02-24-2009, 10:03 PM
GOOD player and his prime was over w/ by the time he had his kidney ailment so he had plenty of time to actually lead his team to Championships especially after Jordan retired. he couldn't do it then he demanded a trade from Miami so he could go to a winner then stole money from the Nets and Raptors before piggy backing on Shaq and wade to win a title. The Nets especially took a huge gamble on him and he paid them back by taking their money and stabbing them in the back.

WOW! Shows how little Jets fans know about sports. Alonzo was a great player who was stopped in his prime because of a kidney ailment. He won back to back DPOY awards prior to being diagnosed (a.k.a. when you said he was past his prime :rolleyes2:), and would have likely won it several more times had he stayed healthy. He never lead his team to a championship when he was in his prime, but he was a big part of one in 2006. As far as the whole Nets/Toronto situation goes, wouldn't you wanna be playing for a contender if you were running on one kidney and knew your NBA clock was ticking? When he left here in '02, I understood completely and so did most Heat fans.

nyjunc
02-25-2009, 06:45 AM
WOW! Shows how little Jets fans know about sports. Alonzo was a great player who was stopped in his prime because of a kidney ailment. He won back to back DPOY awards prior to being diagnosed (a.k.a. when you said he was past his prime :rolleyes2:), and would have likely won it several more times had he stayed healthy. He never lead his team to a championship when he was in his prime, but he was a big part of one in 2006. As far as the whole Nets/Toronto situation goes, wouldn't you wanna be playing for a contender if you were running on one kidney and knew your NBA clock was ticking? When he left here in '02, I understood completely and so did most Heat fans.

Yes it shows how little Jet fans know about sports:lol: I hope you aren't the dolphin fan example of knowing about sports b/c if so you drag down the entire fan base.

Great players are players that are lock HOFers, Alonzo is not. Alonzo was a decent #s guy but never great. Great players can put their teams on their back and win when it matters. Alonzo NEVER did that- not in college, not in the pros. He was already 32 turning 33 in the season he missed, his prime was over. Still a GOOD player but his best days were behind him. After averageing almost 22 and 10 in '99-00 his next 2 seasons he averaged 14 & 8 and 16 & 8 before he had to miss '02-'03.

Yep he was part of a big one in 2006, one they would have won w/ or w/o him. He rode Shaq and Wade's coattails to a title. Wow! That's impressive!

It's not about wanting to play for a contender, he also wanted to get paid. That's ok but live up to your contract. The Nets took a HUGE gamble w/ him and they got burned and what does he do? Demands a trade then refuses to play for Toronto when he is traded. He is one of the most overrated players in the history of the game. He was never a great player, he was a really good defensive player but in his career only made the All-D team TWICE and only made any All-NBA team twice. Good player, never great, very overrated.


By the way, he played 2 MORE seasons after his back to back DPOY awards(the only awards he won in his career). He was a declining player and one of those DPOY award seasons was the lockout shortened season where the great 'Zo led his team to a #1 seed in the reg season only to lose in the 1st rd to the 8th seeded Knicks.

Dolphins7273
02-25-2009, 09:01 AM
UYes it shows how little Jet fans know about sports:lol: I hope you aren't the dolphin fan example of knowing about sports b/c if so you drag down the entire fan base.

Great players are players that are lock HOFers, Alonzo is not. Alonzo was a decent #s guy but never great. Great players can put their teams on their back and win when it matters. Alonzo NEVER did that- not in college, not in the pros. He was already 32 turning 33 in the season he missed, his prime was over. Still a GOOD player but his best days were behind him. After averageing almost 22 and 10 in '99-00 his next 2 seasons he averaged 14 & 8 and 16 & 8 before he had to miss '02-'03.

Yep he was part of a big one in 2006, one they would have won w/ or w/o him. He rode Shaq and Wade's coattails to a title. Wow! That's impressive!

It's not about wanting to play for a contender, he also wanted to get paid. That's ok but live up to your contract. The Nets took a HUGE gamble w/ him and they got burned and what does he do? Demands a trade then refuses to play for Toronto when he is traded. He is one of the most overrated players in the history of the game. He was never a great player, he was a really good defensive player but in his career only made the All-D team TWICE and only made any All-NBA team twice. Good player, never great, very overrated.


By the way, he played 2 MORE seasons after his back to back DPOY awards(the only awards he won in his career). He was a declining player and one of those DPOY award seasons was the lockout shortened season where the great 'Zo led his team to a #1 seed in the reg season only to lose in the 1st rd to the 8th seeded Knicks.

You sound more and more clueless with every one of your posts. Alonzo was diagnosed after the '99-00 season after winning his second consecutive DPOY award and averaging 21 ppg. When he came back, the medication he was taking caused him to have less stamina hence why his numbers weren't that good.

nyjunc
02-25-2009, 09:24 AM
You sound more and more clueless with every one of your posts. Alonzo was diagnosed after the '99-00 season after winning his second consecutive DPOY award and averaging 21 ppg. When he came back, the medication he was taking caused him to have less stamina hence why his numbers weren't that good.

So he was healthy enough to be w/ the Olympic team the summer before he missed that season but not healthy enough to play well the 2 previous seasons?

His #s were NEVER great, the man won 2 awards in his career(one during the lockout season), he was all NBA 1st time once and made just 2 all-NBA teams. he was a GOOD player, NEVER great and always a choker.

Dolphins7273
02-25-2009, 09:44 AM
So he was healthy enough to be w/ the Olympic team the summer before he missed that season but not healthy enough to play well the 2 previous seasons?

His #s were NEVER great, the man won 2 awards in his career(one during the lockout season), he was all NBA 1st time once and made just 2 all-NBA teams. he was a GOOD player, NEVER great and always a choker.

He was diagnosed after the 2000 Olympics. He came back late in the 2000-2001 season, played the whole 2001-2002 season (limited in stamina because of the medication), missed the whole 2002-2003 season, signed with the Nets in 2003-2004, and had his transplant that same year. Any moron with at least half a brain ( I guess Jets fans don't qualify) will tell you that Zo's career #s would have been a lot better if his illness didn't slow him down in his prime (age 30). When he came back from his transplant, he was still a badass blocking shots left and right even though his minutes had to be limited. Also, if you don't think he was a big part of the 2006 championship, you obviously didn't watch the Heat that year and you're probably just bitter cuz he got a ring while your beloved Ewing (you wanna talk about overrated players? There you go...) didn't get one.

nyjunc
02-25-2009, 09:48 AM
He was diagnosed after the 2000 Olympics. He came back late in the 2000-2001 season, played the whole 2001-2002 season (limited in stamina because of the medication), missed the whole 2002-2003 season, signed with the Nets in 2003-2004, and had his transplant that same year. Any moron with at least half a brain ( I guess Jets fans don't qualify) will tell you that Zo's career #s would have been a lot better if his illness didn't slow him down in his prime (age 30). When he came back from his transplant, he was still a badass blocking shots left and right even though his minutes had to be limited. Also, if you don't think he was a big part of the 2006 championship, you obviously didn't watch the Heat that year and you're probably just bitter cuz he got a ring while your beloved Ewing (you wanna talk about overrated players? There you go...) didn't get one.

Is it possible to discuss topics w/o acting like a 12 year old child?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/news/2002/09/12/mourning_out_ap/



"My beloved Ewing"? ewing was overrated as well but he was a million times better than Alonzo Mourning. Ewing at least led his team to a Finals appearance, something 'Zo never did.

Dolphins7273
02-25-2009, 09:57 AM
Is it possible to discuss topics w/o acting like a 12 year old child?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/news/2002/09/12/mourning_out_ap/



"My beloved Ewing"? ewing was overrated as well but he was a million times better than Alonzo Mourning. Ewing at least led his team to a Finals appearance, something 'Zo never did.

And? Did he win? Ewing made it to the Finals in '94 when Jordan was out of the league. Zo made it to the conference finals in '97 but ran into Jordan. Btw, what was the point of posting that article? It talks about everything I just told you.

nyjunc
02-25-2009, 10:22 AM
And? Did he win? Ewing made it to the Finals in '94 when Jordan was out of the league. Zo made it to the conference finals in '97 but ran into Jordan. Btw, what was the point of posting that article? It talks about everything I just told you.

I'm not a Knick fan, I'm not a Ewing fan.

Why did Zo make it to the Conf Finals in 1997? B/c half the Knick team was suspended and that was the only Conf Finals app of his career.

In Zo's 10 year as a "top player" for Charlotte and Miami:

-Reached playoffs 8 times
-lost in first round 5 times
-conf semis twice
-1 conf finals*

Add that to all of his individual awards:lol2:

Dolphins7273
02-25-2009, 10:26 AM
I'm not a Knick fan, I'm not a Ewing fan.

Why did Zo make it to the Conf Finals in 1997? B/c half the Knick team was suspended and that was the only Conf Finals app of his career.

In Zo's 10 year as a "top player" for Charlotte and Miami:

-Reached playoffs 8 times
-lost in first round 5 times
-conf semis twice
-1 conf finals*

Add that to all of his individual awards:lol2:

Yada, yada, yada... Just another hater. You know you're a Knicks fan. Don't go hiding in the closet just cuz they've sucked for what seemed like 50,000 years.

nyjunc
02-25-2009, 10:54 AM
Yada, yada, yada... Just another hater. You know you're a Knicks fan. Don't go hiding in the closet just cuz they've sucked for what seemed like 50,000 years.

Why wouldn't I admit it? The Knicks are clearly a team on the rise but I'm not a Knick fan. Is a heat fan really talking trash about the Knicks? As if you have ever done anything besides that 1 fluky title in 2006 where they treated Wade better than they ever treated Michael Jordan?

Dolphins7273
02-25-2009, 10:58 AM
Why wouldn't I admit it? The Knicks are clearly a team on the rise but I'm not a Knick fan. Is a heat fan really talking trash about the Knicks? As if you have ever done anything besides that 1 fluky title in 2006 where they treated Wade better than they ever treated Michael Jordan?

:lol: You know you'd take that "fluky" title if you could, Mr. Closet Knicks fan.

nyjunc
02-25-2009, 11:14 AM
:lol: You know you'd take that "fluky" title if you could, Mr. Closet Knicks fan.

Yep you got me. I am a Knick fan in hiding waiting for them to sign Lebron and win titles again:rolleyes2: You are very perceptive:crazy:

Dolphins7273
02-25-2009, 11:23 AM
Yep you got me. I am a Knick fan in hiding waiting for them to sign Lebron and win titles again:rolleyes2: You are very perceptive:crazy:

See, that wasn't so hard, was it?