Alonzo Harding Mourning Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player who played as a center, He played most of his 15-year NBA career for the Miami Heat. He is a 7 time NBA All-Star and 2 time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Mourning played college basketball for the Georgetown University Hoyas. He led the nation in blocked shots in his freshman year and was an All-American in his last year there
Mourning was selected second overall in the 1992 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets, He was named in the NBA All-Rookie team in 1993, He finished second to Shaquille O'Neal in the rookie of the year voting. He made his first NBA All-Star game appearance in 1995.
On November 3, 1995, Mourning was traded to the Miami Heat, he played in yet another All-star game in 1996.In the 1998-99 season, Mourning won the NBA Defensive Player of The Year award and was named in the All-NBA first team, He finished 2nd in MVP voting, In the following season, he again won the Defensive Player of the Year award.
Mourning signed a four-year deal with the New Jersey Nets in 2003 as a free agent but retired soon due to complications from a Kidney disease.He later returned to Miami in 2005 and won an NBA Championship in 2006, he announced his retirement on January 22, 2009.
He had won Gold medals at the 1994 FIBA World Championship and at the 2000 Olympic Games with Team USA.