Remembering a great

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Remembering a great
The Miami Heat retired a jersey for the first time last night. Alonzo Mourning's number will never be worn again by a Heat player. While most of his career was spent in Miami, my memories of Zo are from his early playing days in Charlotte. He was only there 3 years, but it was when I was in high school and one of the biggest Hornets fans around. In those 2 years I probably saw him play live 40 or so times, and they were great. Watching him team up with Larry Johnson is a fond memory from my adolescence. Zo and LJ were the biggest reasons that Charlotte had a great playoff run during those years. I remember walking into the Charlotte Coliseum for that first playoff game. You could feel the energy as soon as you were through the doors. I remember being there when Zo hit the last second shot from the top of the key and the place went wild. While the Hornets were in town for a few years after Zo and LJ left, those will always be the glory years to me. I will always tell the stories from those games and look upon those days with joy.

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