23 Jan 2009

Alonzo Mourning annouces retirement from basketball

3:34 pm on 23 January 2009

The seven-times NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning has announced his retirement from basketball, ending speculation he may return to the Miami Heat.

The 38-year-old has not played since suffering a knee injury in December 2007 and told a press conference after spending 16 years in the league it's time to retire.

Mourning is widely respected for his extensive charity and community work and is tipped to be a future Hall of Fame member.