Monday , Jul , 16 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

One more for ‘Zo

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – 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

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.