The Heat's Alonzo Mourning, turning 36 on Feb. 8, has had a remarkable career, whether your feelings toward him skew closer to love and admiration or something far less.
Dispassionately you could argue that, after Dwyane Wade, he has been among Miami most valuable pieces this season, averaging 8.1 points and 6.3 boards in 22 minutes. Even as a role player he leads the NBA in blocked shots by far with 130; the next most is 101.
Beyond numbers, though, Zo's place is tougher to gauge. He has worn many faces in what has been a borderline Hall of Fame career. He has agitated many emotions in South Florida.
The angry scowling, biceps flexing and fist pumping that to some is passion personified is to other bloated ego and showboating.
To some Zo is the medical marvel who overcame the serious kidney ailment that derailed his career earlier this decade.
To some he is all about monster blocks and ferocious defense.
To some he is the giving philanthropist, among our most generous athletes ever.
To some he is still the ingrate who forsook the Heat in 2003 for the New Jersey Nets before returning.
Who is Alonzo Mourning to you?