A History of Aging NBA Stars Piggybacking Their Way to Rings

Alonzo Mourning

Age: 35
Championship season: 2006 Miami Heat
Career statistics: 838 G, 17.1 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 1.1 APG
Championship season statistics: 65 G, 7.8 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 0.2 APG

There's no doubt that Alonzo Mourning will go down in history as one of the best defensive centers ever. Unfortunately he played out most of his prime years before his life-threatening kidney disease at the same time as MJ, and the Shaq/Kobe Lakers which meant no titles for him.

That was until '06 when Miami made the Shaq trade and paired him up with a young D-Wade and won a title. Mourning made a contribution for the team off the bench still being able to block shots and spell Shaq some, but he was a shell of himself and snagged his one and only ring as an aged role player.

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