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Heat will retire Mourning's jersey

Updated: February 28, 2009, 8:09 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Alonzo Mourning's jersey will soon hang over the Miami Heat's home floor.

The Heat will retire Mourning's No. 33 in a halftime ceremony March 30, when Miami hosts the Orlando Magic. His will be the first Heat jersey to be retired by the team, which has previously put the numbers of Michael Jordan and Dan Marino on the arena wall.

But it's long been Miami's plan to make Mourning the first Heat player to receive the honor.

"It's fitting that he has the first jersey retired ...

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