Top 27 Alonzo Mourning Quotes

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Alonzo Mourning is a renowned American basketball executive and former player who played for the Miami Heat. He has already spent his 15-year career at National Basketball Association (NBA). Nut from June 2009, he has been serving as Vice President of Player Programs and Development for the Heat.

During his basketball career, he played for the Charlotte Hornets and New Jersey Nets. In 2010, Alonzo Mourning was entered into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and again in 2014, into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. However, he succeeds in being inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2019.

The following 27 quotes by this basketball legend are listed below. You may try some of those into your life.

Alonzo Mourning's exciting picture in the field
Alonzo Mourning’s exciting picture in the field

“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. And I’ve been through some tough times, and I know a lot of people can recall tough times, and maybe are going through some tough times right now, but they don’t last.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I had to develop the mentality and stay positive about making my comeback.”― Alonzo Mourning

“There’s a disappointment there because I still feel there’s an emptiness in my career that just wasn’t filled.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I think in every lesson there’s a blessing, and there’s so many blessings from all the lessons I’ve had to go through in life.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I feel that each and every one of us as individuals has a responsibility to one another. None of us would be here without the help of someone else – whether it be guardians, teachers, parents, relatives, etc. – someone contributed to your well being as a person. We’re all connected in so many different ways.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I know that all good things must come to an end and I’ve had an incredible ride. I just want to end it on the right note.”― Alonzo Mourning

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“Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease, my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion. Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses, like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia.”― Alonzo Mourning

8th of 27 Alonzo Mourning Quotes

“I’m excited about what the future will bring and I think the best is yet to come.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I can still play this game at a high level; I’ve proven that. I want to be home. I want to be close to my family. I want to be close to my foundation and my business interests.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I’ve got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn’t be standing here talking to you. That’s the cold reality of it.”― Alonzo Mourning

“So many people feel that once you reach a certain age then it’s time for you to retire from a sport you love. I don’t think that’s true at all. I think age should not dictate that.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I listen to myself, I listen to my body, my mind; I follow my heart.”― Alonzo Mourning

“If we all make a concerted effort and try to improve the life of someone else, then this world would be a better place to live in.”― Alonzo Mourning

“There’s nobody else on the face of this earth that’s playing a sport at a highest level… with a transplant. That alone continues to inspire me, because I realize throughout the whole world the struggles that people are going through. I need to inspire them the best way I can.”― Alonzo Mourning

“My health is the No. 1 concern and my longevity is the No. 1 concern.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I want to live 50 more years. I’m 33 years old… and I want to live to at least be 80 and see my kids grow up and see my grandkids. That’s important to me.”― Alonzo Mourning

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“I was hurting. I had some ailments I was dealing with. It’s not like I was holding out.”― Alonzo Mourning

“When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn’t pleased with. And when they changed the whole aspect of it, I just totally lost interest.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I am reaching a point in my life where the basketball chapter in my life is slowly closing from a competition standpoint.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I’ve got to make some decisions just like any other player that has ever played this game, that eventually the clock stops, their basketball clock stops.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I had individuals in my life to help me make the right decisions because it wasn’t about them accepting handouts. It was about them making the right decisions for me.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I feel like in America, we don’t have a kid problem. You think about all these issues that these kids are dealing with, we have an adult problem. We have adults that do not place the priority on our kids to get a valuable education.”― Alonzo Mourning

“If I would have listened to other people back in 2000 telling me I should have stopped playing basketball because of a kidney disease, I wouldn’t have won a world championship.”― Alonzo Mourning

“You can play a particular sport as long as you take good care of your body and you’re confident enough and still have that hunger to where you want to be a part of an organization, a group of individuals where you feel you can contribute to the success of that team.”― Alonzo Mourning

“I have an incredible amount of basketball knowledge, and I think a lot of that is derived from having a Hall of Fame college basketball coach who was very knowledgeable of the game and I had a great high school coach who was also very knowledgeable.”― Alonzo Mourning

26th of 27 Alonzo Mourning Quotes

“A win is a win, regardless of how you look at it.”― Alonzo Mourning

“We got babies raising babies, and its important for us as responsible adults to go out and do what we can to make sure that our kids are steered in the right direction.”― Alonzo Mourning

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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