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Mourning Glory

Updated: May 15, 2007, 6:05 PM ET
By Pat Smith, Jr. | Special to ESPN.com

"Zo was a beast, an absolute beast. And I say that in a very complimentry way," says Pat Riley on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Alonzo Mourning has long projected a double image. Many viewed the 6-foot-10, 260-center as a scowling warrior, a no-holds battler at both ends of the floor who averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds in his first eight seasons. Others -- including the usually uncritical Michael Jordan -- detected an emotional Achilles heel behind Mourning's obvious physical ...

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