Monday, June 2, 2008
Although banged up with injuries, Mourning hasn't ruled out return
DAVIE, Fla. -- For months, Alonzo Mourning insisted that
this season would be his last in the NBA.
Unless, of course, it isn't.
Mourning, whose season ended when he suffered severe knee and
leg injuries in a game last December, said Monday that if his body
gets healthy, he'd like to come back and play one more season
before finally calling it a career.
"I want to come back and play another year," Mourning said,
while appearing at Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor's
charity golf event. "I just want to get my body right to do it. I
need to get my body where my mind is."
Mourning has said several times previously that a return wasn't
out of the question -- but Monday's comments may have been his
It's not entirely up to Mourning; his contract with the Heat
ends June 30, and he almost certainly wouldn't want to play for any
"I still, in my mind, feel I can contribute," Mourning said.
The 38-year-old Mourning averaged 6.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in
25 games this season for the Heat.