Thursday, January 22, 2009
Whenever a Player retires from his sport, it's always hard to take in. The Last retirement Press Conference I saw was Michael Jordan's and I don't ever want to be put through such sadness. Lately, a few "not so big Name" Players have left the League. Sharif Abdur Rahim and Jason "White Chocolate" Williams were the most recent to do so, and today, Thursday January 22nd, 2009 Alonzo Mourning said he was retiring from the game. Mourning was the 2nd overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft, a 7 time All Star, and a survivor of the game.
Four Years ago, Mourning received a kidney Transplant that saved his life and allowed him to continue to play the game he loves. After a horrible Knee injury on December 19, 2007 that sidelined him for a while, he has decided to hang them up. Though there have been players, great players at that, which have retired from the game with no ring, Mourning doesn't fit that category. He was a member of the 2006 NBA Champion Miami Heat...and he definitely left his impact on the game, and will be dearly missed.