I have an incredible amount of basketball knowledge, and I think a lot of that is derived from having a Hall of Fame college basketball coach who was very knowledgeable of the game and I had a great high school coach who was also very knowledgeable.

- Alonzo Mourning

So many people feel that once you reach a certain age then it's time for you to retire from a sport you love. I don't think that's true at all. I think age should not dictate that.

- Alonzo Mourning

Tough times don't last, but tough people do. And I've been through some tough times, and I know a lot of people can recall tough times, and maybe are going through some tough times right now, but they don't last.

- Alonzo Mourning

There's a disappointment there because I still feel there's an emptiness in my career that just wasn't filled.

- Alonzo Mourning

I was hurting. I had some ailments I was dealing with. It's not like I was holding out.

- Alonzo Mourning

I had to develop the mentality and stay positive about making my comeback.

- Alonzo Mourning

There's nobody else on the face of this earth that's playing a sport at a highest level... with a transplant. That alone continues to inspire me, because I realize throughout the whole world the struggles that people are going through. I need to inspire them the best way I can.

- Alonzo Mourning

If I would have listened to other people back in 2000 telling me I should have stopped playing basketball because of a kidney disease, I wouldn't have won a world championship.

- Alonzo Mourning

A win is a win, regardless of how you look at it. Alonzo Mourning

- Alonzo Mourning

If we all make a concerted effort and try to improve the life of someone else, then this world would be a better place to live in.

- Alonzo Mourning