Heat to retire Mourning's No. 33

Updated: March 29, 2009, 3:54 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Alonzo Mourning's revelation started at President Barack Obama's inauguration, where well-wishers kept asking about his health. It continued weeks later in Florida's capital city, meeting with Gov. Charlie Crist about improving medical coverage for kidney disease sufferers.

He simply realized basketball wasn't such a priority anymore.

"There's a lot more things that I believe I can accomplish," Mourning said.

So on to the next chapter -- but not before one more ...

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