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#1 Posted on 24.11.03 1058.22
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http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1669704

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey -- Alonzo Mourning's NBA career is over.


The seven-time All-Star center will soon need a kidney transplant and will no longer be able to play professional basketball, New Jersey Nets president and general manager Rod Thorn announced on Monday morning.


"It is with great sadness that I make this announcement," Thorn said. "Alonzo is a true champion and a very courageous athlete who attempted to defy the odds with his comeback to the NBA. Unfortunately, his medical condition will not allow him to continue his basketball career. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he continues his fight against this disease."


The 33-year-old Mourning left the Miami Heat and signed a four-year, $22 million contract with the Nets last July despite missing the entire 2002-03 season with a kidney disease.


In 2000, Mourning was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a disease that causes chronic kidney failure within a decade in more than half of the people diagnosed.

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#2 Posted on 24.11.03 1128.49
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Wow... I'm in shock. I thought Zo's kidney condition had gotten better and was in remission? This is just so sudden.

What a shame too. In his prime, Zo was one of the top centers in the league and was the heart of my Heat. Even with his ailment, he could still go... but wow, I feel for ya Zo.
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#3 Posted on 24.11.03 1428.21
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This might not be the right time to bring it up, but the NBA better NOT provide the Nets salary cap relief for the remaining years on Mourning's 4 year 22 million dollar contract. They knew about his condition prior to giving him the money, thus the Nets should not be allowed to have that taken off the cap and getting space to sign someone to replace him.
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#4 Posted on 24.11.03 1935.50
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Not to make light of this, but I wonder if Jason Kidd is thinking that he should've signed with San Antonio at this point.
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#5 Posted on 25.11.03 1354.11
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Lonzo was tight.

You gotta admire him though. How many athletes do you think hide their ailments from the public before they get mad sick or something. That can't be an easy thing to do.

Quite the good athlete yo.
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#6 Posted on 26.11.03 2140.03
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Think K-Punk, er, K-Mart feels like a douce for making fun of his kidney condition?
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