DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -For months, Alonzo Mourning insisted that this season would be his last in the NBA.
Unless, of course, it isn't.
Mourning, whose season ended when he suffered severe knee and leg injuries in a game last December, said Monday that if his body gets healthy, he'd like to come back and play one more season before finally calling it a career.
``I want to come back and play another year,'' Mourning said, while appearing at Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor's charity golf event. ``I just want to get my body right to do it. I need to get my body where my mind is.''
Mourning has said several times previously that a return wasn't out of the question - but Monday's comments may have been his strongest yet.
It's not entirely up to Mourning; his contract with the Heat ends June 30, and he almost certainly wouldn't want to play for any other team.
``I still, in my mind, feel I can contribute,'' Mourning said.
The 38-year-old Mourning averaged 6.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in 25 games this season for the Heat.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Jazz vs. Kings Prediction Will the Kings cover the spread tonight when they host the visiting Jazz at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Clippers Prediction Are the Wizards a good underdog play for bettors tonight against the Clippers at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Spurs Prediction Will the Warriors upset the Spurs tonight when the two teams clash in San Antonio at 9:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Mavericks vs. Pelicans Prediction Will tonight's Mavericks and Pelicans matchup be a defensive struggle at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Pacers vs. Grizzlies Prediction Is the under a good bet tonight when the Grizzlies host the Pacers at 8:00PM ET?

NBA Team Pages