National Basketball Association News
One more for 'Zo
Jul 16, 2007, 13:00 GMT
Miami, FL - Alonzo Mourning announced that he will play one more season for the Miami Heat.
The Miami Herald reported that the center made the announcement at his charity basketball game Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Mourning indicated that he did not want his career to end with the Heat's first-round sweep by the Chicago Bulls last year.
'I was truly embarrassed by that outcome,' Mourning was quoted by the newspaper. 'It left a sour taste. I just want to redeem myself and try to help this team redeem ourselves. It's time to end it all on the right note.'
The 37-year old Mourning also stated that the 2007-08 season would be his last.
The former Georgetown star, who has battled kidney ailments in recent years, averaged 8.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 77 regular-season games last season.
In 813 career games, the former All-Star has averaged 17.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks.
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