Miami Heat fans haven’t forgotten about the on-court rivalry between Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing. How could they? From 1997 to 2000, the Heat and Knicks met in either the first or second round of the playoffs and waged fierce battles that always went the distance to a winner-take-all final game. Mourning and Ewing were at the center of those classic playoff tussles. Sixteen years later, their teams are meeting in the playoffs again. Ewing, 53 and retired since 2003, is the associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets. Mourning, 46 and retired since 2008, is the vice president for player programs with the Heat. That’s not the newsworthy part of all this. After all, the Heat swept Charlotte and Ewing from...

MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Former and current Miami Heat players Alonzo Mourning and Wayne Ellington, who lost his own father to gun violence, launched Sandy Hook Promise's gun violence prevention programs in an unprecedented city-wide rollout to all Miami-Dade County middle and high schools today at John A. Ferguson High School. SHP Co-Founder and managing director Nicole Hockley, whose first grade son Dylan was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly four years ago, and MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho also spoke with students about the importance of these programs and violence prevention. Wayne Ellington addressed the senior high students, "Two years ago, in 2014, my father was taken from me. He was shot and killed in Philadelphia in...

The NBA legend also discusses prep phenom Andrew Wiggins, John Thompson III and the Heat's streak. It's the circle of life. A former Gatorade Player of the Year, Alonzo Mourning, presenting to this year’s winner, Andrew Wiggins. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, as well as high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Zo won the award back in ’88, when he was an All-American at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Wiggins, the No. 1 ranked senior (Rivals, Scout and ESPN) from Huntington St. Joseph’s Prep, was awarded the trophy for leading his team in points, rebounds and steals, averaging 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game while maintaining...