In typical Alonzo Mourning fashion, the 6-foot-10 center and NBA Finals champion didn't take much credit for his outstanding career during his Hall of Fame induction speech in 2014. Instead, he chose to thank and give credit to the people who helped to shape him into a man and one of the best centers to ever play the game. Tops on his list were Georgetown coach John Thompson, Miami Heat president Pat Riley and his cousin Jason Cooper, who donated a kidney to Mourning after Zo was diagnosed with inoperable kidney disease. Following a 15-year NBA career that included two Defensive Player of the Year awards (1999, 2000), seven All-Star Game appearances and a championship (2006), Mourning was selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on the first ballot. The hand-written inscription on this basketball reads: 'HOF 2014 7x All-Star.' Alonzo Mourning has signed and inscribed this limited edition (33) Spalding indoor/outdoor basketball in black paint pen. His signature is deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated's Five Step Process.