MIAMI Alonzo Mourning would love to make the Basketball Hall of Fame. But he really wants to be remembered as a Hall of Famer in the game of life.
The former Miami Heat star center was thrilled to see former teammate Tim Hardaway named last month as a Hall of Fame finalist, with the class of 2013 to be announced in April. Next year, Mourning becomes eligible for the first time for enshrinement in Springfield, Mass.
Thats the ultimate dream for every player who has played this game to be in the Hall of Fame, Mourning said Friday in an interview with FOX Sports Florida. Its an honor to be able to do that, so if it happens, it happens. If it doesnt, Im fine. Im going to continue to do what I do. Thats the most important thing for me right now.
Basketball is temporary. When its all said and done, were not going to be judged by what weve done on the basketball court or playing field, how nice our car is, how much money we have, how big our house is. Were going to be judged by what w...