Sure, President Obama has made some high-profile celebrity friends since taking office. He's close with Oprah, calls up LeBron for favors, and texts JayZ, but during his presidency Obama has managed to strike up a less public, more personal friendship with none other than former Miami Heat great Alo ... More >>
The NBA Playoffs begin Sunday for the Miami Heat against the Charlotte Bobcats, and lord knows it's not their first time at the dance. It will be the team's 18th appearance in their relatively young 26-year history. That of course has led to a lot of dramatic playoff moments. Here are our picks for ... More >>
The NBA off-season is less "off" and more a whole different full season as teams frantically try to keep up with the Joneses during a down time that begins just days after the finals. This week, free agency opened and teams began signing the players they think could put them over the hump. The movem ... More >>
Restaurants have always been part of a community's charitable scene, usually by either hosting fundraisers or donating gift certificates to be used in charity auctions. But we've been seeing a new wave of philanthropy in restaurants that we hope to see much more of. Restaurants have been increasingl ... More >>
This week has been a big one for Miami. President Obama and Marc Anthony tag-teamed the Jackie Gleason Theater at the Fillmore; the Heat took a much-deserved victory lap around downtown; and someone from the team finally granted New Times an interview. Well, kind of.We caught Alonzo Mourni ... More >>
The Heat may not have a celebration quite like last year's infamous pre-season pep rally planned to kick off the season -- but maybe that's because they want you to relive that welcoming party all over again. The Heat are about to unleash a documentary film, Into the Fire, and lucky fans will get ... More >>
Big man Alonzo Mourning is looking to downsize, so he's put his eight-bedroom, eight-bath Coral Gables mansion on the market. The 13,000-square-foot pad was only built in 2004, and the former Miami Heat superstar is asking $14.5 million to move into the waterfront home in the gated Coral Gables E ... More >>
It's been a strange week for Miami Heat star-turned-executive Alonzo Mourning. He was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident, with the other driver filing a lawsuit. He then hosted his annual Zo's Summer Grove charity weekend only to have Dave Chappelle involved in a metaphoric on-stage car ... More >>
A Miami art school student is set to file a lawsuit against Alonzo Mourning claiming that the former Heat star crashed his Porsche into the student's car on the Julia Tuttle Causeway early Sunday morning before fleeing. Mourning did return to the scene, however, nearly an hour later in a separate ... More >>
Can you believe there is no Zo's Summer Groove block party this year? At least, y'all gonna get to discover a "Woman's Worth," chill with "My Boo," and slip into an "Empire State of Mind" at Saturday night's benefit dinner and gala. That's right ... Soul-pop diva, 14-time Grammy winner, and Sw ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Bacardi Girls kept the rum coming.The Bacardi Road Show hit The Miami Beach Convention Center yesterday with rum tastings, entertainment, and celebrity guest Alonzo Mourning. After an introduction by Bacardi USA President and CEO John Esposito, invited guests (most ... More >>
The city may be enamored with a new generation of Miami Heat superstars, but we've still got love for Alonzo Mourning. Doesn't hurt that he's a pretty good guy. Apparently not content with his work through charities as a source of good karma, Mourning literally stopped traffic on the busy South D ... More >>
The Magic City's 30 most interesting characters.
Miami doesn't have nearly the number of soul food restaurants as let's say the A-T-L or N'awlins. But what the 3-0-5 lack in quantity, the Peoples Bar-B-Que in Overtown makes up for with celebrity clout. The roster of repeat celebrity diners who gorge on fried chicken, candied yams, collard gree ... More >>
The University of Miami has received $500,000 from the Clinton/Bush Haiti Fund to keep operating a 240-bed hospital on the island. [CBS4]Up to 2,000 workers at Jackson Health System could lose their jobs. [NBCMiami]Wackenhut might pay $7.5 million to the county to settle a lawsui ... More >>
This week, New Times publishes "Dwyane's Disaster," a cover story about Dwyane Wade's catastrophic partnership with Richard von Houtman, a British baron with a sordid past. Von Houtman has been making wild allegations about the Heat superstar's personal life since their business relationship dissol ... More >>
The judge who let the cat killer suspect out on bond says the kid is no danger to the community. [ABCNews]Yeah, so Alonzo Mourning and his wife will have a school named after them. You think he'd be like, "You know guy, I will let this old lady lawyer have her school," but no. [UPI]Moment of silence ... More >>
LocalAlleged cat killer Tyler Weinman will be released from jail on bail Wednesday. He'll remain under house arrest and be monitored with a tracking bracelet. [Herald]Donte' Stallworth got only 30 days in jail for manslaughter, which is, um, not a whole lot of time for slaughtering a man. ... More >>
Local Donte' Stallworth surrendered to police. [CBS4] The Miami planning board approved the permit for the Marlins stadium. [SFBJ] Miami-Dade Transit has no money, so it's trying to skim a little off the top of stimulus money that belongs to municipalities. [MiamiToday] HSBC (a bank) just signed a ... More >>
LocalThe Sun-Sentinel's Ray Sanchez, the last US Journalist working in Cuba, is being called home. [Pulp]Police Chief John Timony wants the world to know that crime doesn't necessarily get worse in a bad economy, but please don't lay off any of his officers. [Reuters] It was actually something ... More >>
Alonzo Mourning, one of the Heat's most celebrated franchise players, announced his retirement today, rather than attempt a comeback after a devastating leg injury in 2007. "I truly feel it's best that I retire," Mourning said at a news conference. "When you've got something you love and you're pas ... More >>
But dont think youll win.
Heat legend Alonzo Mourning to sign copies of his book.
His number was 33, get it. In 2000, former Heat superstar Alonzo Mourning started 33 Thanksgivings, delivering turkey dinners to underprivileged families throughout Miami. Since then, the annual charity event has expanded to 533 families, and Mourning still personally delivers 33 of them. Each meal ... More >>
Summer Groove introduces Wades World.
Watch Miami brokers get knocked the f*@k out.
Sometimes Love Just Aint Enough
Zo knows what time it is
The Heat takes on Dallas and New York
Mello Mondays at the District
Pick up basketball tips
Get back in the Groove to help others
July 15 - 21, 1999