Sad day for NBA: Alonzo retires

Heat v KnicksThis was a really sad week for the NBA and New York Knicks fans. Alonzo Mourning retired due to a freak kidney disease that has turned off the bright flame that could have been one of the best centers in NBA history.

I still remember the brawl at MSG (pictured above) when former teammates Larry Johnson and Mourning went out it. You might remember Jeff Van Gundy ridding on Zo’s leg trying to break it up.

It really is the end of an era. An era when the NBA, driven by the Knicks, was hard core. When players played defense, and when winning was more then your stat line.

Sad.

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