After being entered into the Georgetown Athletics Hall of Fame, Hoya great Alonzo Mourning can now be named Miami Crossing Guard Hall of Fame.
Listen to this amazing story about #33 on Route 1 in Miami:
Mourning’s vehicle had been sitting in traffic on the right lane, when he spotted a disabled person sitting in a motorized wheelchair along the curb. Mourning jumped out of his SUV, stood in the road and stopped traffic by raising his long arms, while the wheelchair-bound pedestrian made it to the median. Then, the seven-time NBA All-Star immediately went to the southbound lanes and raised his arms to command stunned drivers to stop. All traffic movement instantly stopped, and the wheelchair safely made it to the other side.
After making sure the citizen was safe on the other side of the road, Mourning lowered his arms and headed to his SUV to the sound of cheering fans, who recognized the 6-foot-10 temporary crossing guard.
It’s not news for Hoya fans, but Alonzo Mourning is an incredible human being.
[Image edited from a keithallison photo.]
We told you back in November that Alonzo Mourning would be entering the Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame this year. Well, the 20th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner is one week away, and it’s time to register for the event if you haven’t already.
It’s $100 a head, unless you’re a child or young alum, in which case it’s just $75.
The whole thing takes place next Friday, Feb. 25th in the Leavey Center, and the reception starts at 6:30 with dinner following at 7:30.
You can register here:20th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner
By Hoya Hoops
Today is Alonzo Mourning’s 38th birthday. We talked with some knowledgeable folks a few months ago when he suffered his season ending (and possibly career ending) injury, but today we wanted to wish him well and send him many happy returns. It would be the happiest return of all if he could play in the league again, but if not he’s still a hero. There are few pros in any sport that have shown the determination, strength, and perseverance that Alonzo has shown throughout his career. If there’s any player who can make one last unlikely and remarkable comeback it’s him. Good Luck, Zo.
By Hoya Hoops
Alonzo Mourning injured his knee and fell to the court in Atlanta on Wednesday. When Miami teammate Udonis Haslem went to try and help him up, Alonzo said four words, “It’s over, it’s over.” Doctors diagnosed the injury as a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. Under many circumstances players with this injury need about three months to recover, but at 37 years old, this could be the end of the line for Zo.