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Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning

Keynote Speaker: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee; Co-Founder of Mourning Family Foundation

Alonzo Mourning Biography

Alonzo Mourning, commonly known as "Zo," is a celebrated figure in the world of professional basketball and a dedicated philanthropist. His journey from a standout college player to an NBA legend and a community hero is marked by resilience, excellence, and a profound commitment to giving back.

Mourning's basketball journey began in high school, where he quickly emerged as a dominant force on the court. His exceptional skills earned him a scholarship to Georgetown University, where he played under the tutelage of legendary coach John Thompson. At Georgetown, Mourning was known for his defensive prowess and shot-blocking ability, leading the Hoyas to numerous victories and cementing his reputation as one of the top college players in the nation.

Mourning was selected as the second overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He made an immediate impact, earning NBA All-Rookie First Team honors in his debut season. His career further blossomed when he was traded to the Miami Heat in 1995. With the Heat, Mourning became a perennial All-Star and one of the most formidable centers in the league. Known for his tenacity, shot-blocking, and leadership, he played a pivotal role in transforming the Heat into a playoff contender.

Mourning's career highlights include winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice, in 1999 and 2000, and being selected to seven NBA All-Star games. His relentless work ethic and competitive spirit made him a fan favorite and a respected figure among his peers. In 2006, Mourning achieved the pinnacle of his career by helping the Miami Heat win their first NBA Championship. He retired in 2009, leaving behind a legacy of greatness on the court.

In 2000, Mourning faced a life-altering diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a rare kidney disease, after representing the United States in the Sydney Olympics, where the team won a gold medal. The diagnosis forced him to take a hiatus from basketball, but his indomitable spirit saw him return to the court after undergoing a kidney transplant in 2003. Mourning's successful comeback to the NBA was a testament to his resilience and determination, earning him the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his community service and inspiring millions.

After being diagnosed with FSGS, Mourning personally led a campaign to raise $2 million to aid in the research, education, and financial relief of patients. He continues to raise awareness about the importance of becoming an organ donor and is also active with the National Kidney Foundation, educating the public on the importance of early detection. In 2024, Mourning revealed he was recovering from prostrate cancer, immediately advocating for men to get a health check.

Off the court, Mourning has dedicated his life to philanthropy. In 1997, he established the Mourning Family Foundation (formerly known as Alonzo Mourning Charities), a non-profit organization aimed at enhancing the lives of underprivileged children and families. The foundation focuses on youth development through education, enrichment programs, and advocacy. One of its flagship initiatives is the Overtown Youth Center in Miami, which provides a safe haven and educational support for at-risk youth.

Mourning's philanthropic efforts have garnered numerous accolades, including the NBA Community Assist Award and induction into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. His work extends beyond his foundation, as he remains actively involved in various community service projects and charitable endeavors.

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Alonzo Mourning is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Medicine, Health, Family & Parenting, Basketball, Youth, Overcoming Adversity, Social Activism, Non-Profit & Association, Athlete, Education, Sports, Authors, Business, Finance, Motivational, Personal Growth and Cancer.

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Alonzo Mourning is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Medicine, Health and Family & Parenting. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alonzo Mourning for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Alonzo Mourning generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emmitt Smith, Sugar Ray Leonard and Michael Oher. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alonzo Mourning for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 03/06/2024.

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