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Alonzo Mourning Dishes on His Career, the Miami Heat and Today's NBA

MIAMI - APRIL 27: Alonzo Mourning #33 of the Miami Heat chats with teammate Dwyane Wade #3 during a timeout against the Chicago Bulls in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on April 27, 2007 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
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Joel C. CordesNBA Associate EditorOctober 11, 2016

Intensity, determination and grit were always synonymous with Alonzo Mourning.

They are still great descriptors for "Zo" today, yet Mourning has always been so much more than simple adjectives.

As the long-time face of the Miami Heat, the cerebral and reflective center had a long, winding road to travel before becoming an NBA champion in 2006.

On this episode of Basketball by Association, Mourning sits down with Assistant NBA Editor Joel C. Cordes to talk about being traded as a young player and dealing with health adversity and basketball disappointment before ultimate redemption and reward for his hard work.

(If the embeddable player fails to load, you can find the entire episode here.)

As Vice President of Player Programs and Development, Mourning also mentors Heat players and represents the organization in community efforts and corporate partnerships such as the Marriott Rewards® Premier Visa® Signature Card from Chase cardmembers event.

Participants in this opportunity are spending time with Mourning throughout a day filled with hoops memories and experiences, along with prime seats for the March 1 Heat game versus the Memphis Grizzlies.

Whether it's teaching young guys, including his son, Trey, how to "play the game the right way" or connecting with fans around the league, Mourning's love for basketball and wide array of experience remains as engaging and intense as it ever was during his on-the-court career.

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